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Coming up on News 7-
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School's starting but constructions's not over yet- How the two will mesh.. next.
Find out more about a 37 million dollar project to exapnd Lane Stadium- It got the OK today.
Plus one actress lands in the hospital under mysterious circumstances.
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News 7 is next.

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Kids are heading back to school-- some to newly renovated classrooms--
others to unfinished construction.
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[City-Schools]


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In a few weeks, four Roanoke City schools will be showing off major renovations.
But for the moment, the work will mean major adjustments as students return to classes.
Joe Dashiell has the story.
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[SUPER=01-Angela Galbreath/Garden City Teacher; :18]
[SUPER=01-Gerri Reynolds/Morningside Principal; :33]
[SUPER=01-Wayne Harris/Roanoke School Superintendent; :57]
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((Garden City principal Jim Smith and his office staff are hard at work... hard at work on the stage of the school's multi-purpose room...
A new addition and other major renovations are still at least a few weeks from completion... and the school staff and teachers are in a race to get ready before their students arrive on Wednesday morning.
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((WE GOT IN TODAY, CAME IN, GOT SOME BUCKETS, AND STARTED CLEANING. ))
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As Garden City Teacher Angela Galbreath tried to organize her temporary classroom, Morningside Principal Gerri Reynolds pitched in to help.
She's been here before.
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[IN Q=When I was in another school division]

((WHEN I WAS IN ANOTHER SCHOOL DIVISION, THREE WEEKS BEFORE SCHOOL OPENED, THE PRINCIPAL AND I HAD BAR STOOLS FROM WAL-MART AND A CELLPHONE TO OPERATE FROM, BUT WE GOT SCHOOL OPEN, ON TIME. SO I KNOW HOW THIS FEELS. ))
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[OUT Q=how this feels.]


Three other city schools are in the same predicament... but Superintendent Wayne Harris told school board and city council members they will all open on time.
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((WE'RE ABOUT 90 PERCENT READY IN TERMS OF COMPLETION OF THAT WORK, BUT SCHOOLS ARE SAFE, SCHOOLS WILL BE CLEAN, AND WE'RE READY TO GO.))
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Between now and Wednesday morning, teachers and staff are counting on plenty of hard work and good humor to get them through.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Roanoke))

[Greenfield]


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The eight million dollar school that caused such uproar in Botetourt County opened today.
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The school board kept Greenfield Elementary School closed until county supervisors would fork over more money. Today students tested the color-coded classrooms, the supersized gym, and the universal top spot.
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((EMILY PIELOCIK/STUDENT: YOU HAVE A LOT MORE ROOM IN THE CLASSROOMS AND THE EQUIPMENT'S NEW AND IT'S ALL DIFFERENT. butt butt butt
NAT SOT: WE'RE GOING TO HAVE A DIGITAL CAMERA HERE AND I'M HOPING I CAN TAKE YOUR PICTURE.))
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But the spacious library comes with a tradeoff: the school doesn't have the money to fill all the shelves with books.
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((SANDRA THOMAS/PRINCIPAL: WE DO NOT HAVE AN ART TEACHER BUT WE DO HAVE A VERY ACTIVE P-T-A AND THEY'RE GOING TO PROVIDE US WITH A VOLUNTEER ONCE A MONTH.))
[SUPER=01-Sandra Thomas/Principal;]
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Parents say even though the new bus routes are long, they went smoothly.
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[Radford-Ax]


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A 20 year old Radford student was hit by a car on the first day of classes.
Police say it happened around 9-30 tonight as she crossed Norwood Street.
She was flown to Roanoke Memorial Hospital with serious injuries.
Police have not released the woman's name.

[WVTF]


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A local public radio station is getting a breath of "Fresh Air." WVTF has named its new General Manager. Meredyth Censullo reports.
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[SUPER=01-Glenn Gleixner/WVTF General Manager; :25]
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WVTF Public Radio reaches more than 140-thousand listeners in central and southwestern Virginia, and parts of North Carolina and West Virginia. That's something Glenn Gleixner's proud of. He's been named the new General Manager of the listener-driven station.

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((GLENN GLEIXNER/GENERAL MANAGER, WVTF: THE MAIN REASON WE ARE HERE, OUR OVERALL MISSION, IS TO BRING PROGRAMMING OF VALUE AND OF SUBSTANCE TO THE COMMUNITY THAT WE SERVE.)) [RUNS10]
Gleixner's been the Acting General Manager since March - he's been with the station as Director of Development since 19-96.

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He replaces Steve Mills as G-M. Mills came under fire for canceling the program "Metropolitan Opera" - but that wasn't his first clash with listeners. In 19-95, he set off controversy with his decision to cancel the interview program "Fresh Air." Mills said at the time he felt the program had a sexual agenda.

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((STEVE MILLS/1995: AN OFTEN TIMES THE ISSUES OF SEXUALITY OF THE PERSON, AT LEAST IN MY OPINION, HAS NO RELEVANCE ON THE INTERVIEW AT ALL, BUT YET IT WOULD CERTAINLY COME IN OUT OF NOWHERE SOMETIMES, AND IT CERTAINLY LEFT SOME OF US WONDERING, WHY ARE THEY DOING THIS?))
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Gleixner reinstated Fresh Air this year, and says the addition of programs like "Marketplace" has been welcomed by listeners. He says he's constantly re-assessing WVTF's programming schedule.

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((GLENN GLEIXNER: WE'RE LOOKING AT A LOT OF THINGS, AND WE'LL CONTINUE TO DO THAT - AND THAT'S GOING TO BE AN ONGOING PROCESS.)) [RUNS05]
A long-time Roanoke resident, Gleixner says he's glad to be sticking around in the Star City. Meredyth Censullo, News7, Roanoke County.))

[Fairview-Home]


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Another new administrator at the troubled Fairview Home in Dublin - the third in two months today, even as Board members worried whether the home had a future.
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Rhonda Musselman was appointed to the post. She's a nurse.
Board members are still waiting to hear if state will renew the home's license.
It's been without one since a conditional license expired more than two weeks ago.
The state cited Fairview Home earlier this year for improperly dispensing drugs and hiring underqualified workers.

The home, run by four counties and the city of Radford, has more than 60 mentally and physically disabled residents.
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[Firestone]


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Less than two weeks after the huge Firestone recall- Ford hasn't been able to come close to meeting the demand for replacement tires.
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The vast majority of the tires are on Ford Explorers.
Today Ford announced it will temporarily shut down three plants.
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((JACQUES NASSER/FORD PRESIDENT: TO MEET SHORT TERM DEMAND WE'VE STOPPED SOME VEHICLE PRODUCTION TO INCREASE THE SUPPLY OF TIRES.))
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It's a dramatic indication of how serious the tire shortage is.
Now, Wilderness tires that WOULD have gone on 25-thousand new Ranger pickups and Explorers will be DIVERTED to dealers, so they can be used as replacements.
But at least one group says those tires are dangerous too. The Center for Auto Safety- a consumer group filed suit today against Ford and Firestone to get the replacement tires added to the recall list.
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[Heche]


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More questions than answers about Actress Anne Heche (Hayche)-
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Police say she stumbled upon a home in Central California- appearing confused and disoriented.
Heche had reportedly left her car on this road- walked a mile and began knocking on doors.
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((LT. MERRILL WRIGHT/FRESNO POLICE: THE SUBJECT IDENTIFIES HERSELF AS ANNE HECHE. WE ARE ABLE TO CONFIRM IT WAS ANNE HECHE. WE TRANSPORTED HER TO THE UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER WHERE SHE COOPERATED WITH AUTHORITIES.))
[SUPER=01-Lt. Merrill Wright/Fresno Police Department;]
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Over the weekend she and girlfriend Ellen Degeneres announced they were ending their 3 and half year relationship- saying the split is amicable.
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((THE THOUGHT OF HER KNOCKING ON SOMEONE'S DOOR OR IN A MIND ALTERED STATE BEING TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL FOR EXAMINATION TO ME SEEMS BIZARRE HARD TO UNDERSTAND.))
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[OUT Q=hard to understand.]
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Heche starred in the remake of "Psycho," as well as "Volcano" and "six days, seven nights."
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[Harry-Potter]


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It had to happen sooner or later.
The children book that's hooking kids and parents alike is becoming a movie.
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That's 11 year old Daniel Radcliffe, or should we say Harry Potter, in the middle.
"Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" is due out next year.
Radcliffe has appeared in several B-B-C productions and beat out hundreds of other boys for the part.
Two unknowns will play Harry's friends-- Emma Watson as (Her-me-a-knee) Hermione and Rupert Grint as Ron.
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How will an economic downturn affect the Car Tax phase out and the Food Tax?
Find out when News 7 returns.
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And Norwegian divers get the first inside look at what happened to the Kursk.
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[Sports-preview]


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((Hey folks this is Mike Stevens back in the News 7 sports office with news of chatty Frank Beamer. Vick look to avoid the sophomore slump, Ferrum looks to regain its D-3 supremacy in the area. The Bowdens joust about who is best in the ACC this season, and Pat Ewing is destined to end up Sleepless in Seattle tonight on the Big 7.))

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A Danville man stabbed more than two weeks ago has died.
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Authorities say 49 year old Larry Neal Johnson was stabbed in the chest on August Fourth.
He died yesterday at U-V-A Medical Center.
His girlfriend, Sue Ellen Totten is charged with malicious wounding.
She could face additional charges.
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[State-Budget]


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Virginia taxpayers hit their revenue mark on June 30th -- partly due to an unusually high share of corportate taxes.
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That means the Governor's finally sure he can keep his promise.
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((GOV. JIM GILMORE: I'M PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE TODAY THAT WE WILL BE ABLE TO IMPLEMENT THE FINAL TWO PHASES OF CAR TAX RELIEF -- A 70 PERCENT REDUCTION BEGINNING IN 2001, AND A FULL ELIMINATION BEGINNING ON JANUARY 2002.))
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But revenues did NOT meet their trigger to cut another half cent from the grocery tax.
The Governor says he'll find money for that anyway.
But Gilmore's Finance Secretary told the General Assembly money committees today that an economic downturn has begun.
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[IN Q=If your long]

((SEN. JOHN CHICHESTER/R-STAFFORD CO.: IF YOUR LONG TERM PLANNING IS WHAT'S FOR DINNER, THEN YOU'RE GONNA FAIL. AND YOU NEED TO REMIND YOURSELF, WHAT'S TO WANT VIRGINIA TO LOOK LIKE TEN YEARS FROM NOW?))
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((DEL. TOM JACKSON/D-HILLSVILLE: I THINK WE HAVE SO TIED DOWN THE BUDGET THAT FUTURE LEADERS ARE GOING TO BE PARALYZED IN THEIR ABILITIES TO DO SOME REALLY SIGNIFICANT THINGS -- WITHOUT RAISING TAXES, WHICH I DON'T THINK THAT ANYBODY'S GOING TO PROPOSE.))
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This fiscal year's revenue is still projected to grow-- but by only half what it did last year.


[Byrd-Harden]


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The former director of the Virginia N-double-A-C-P resigned under pressure from Governor Jim Gilmore's administration.
But the Legislative Black Caucus is backing up Gilmore tonight.
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Linda Byrd-Harden has stepped down from the Department of Minority Business Enterprise-- the target of a State Police investigation and critical state audit.
One black lawmaker said Gilmore's only mistake was trying to silence a critic by hiring her.
Delegate Billy Robinson said Byrd-Harden's role had been that of "a junkyard dog."
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((DEL. BILLY ROBINSON/D-NORFOLK: I DON'T MEAN JUNKYARD DOG IN A PEJORATIVE SENSE. BUT WHEN HE BROUGHT HER IN, HE SILENCED HER. THERE'S BEEN NO CRITICISM. SO FOR THE GOVERNOR THAT WAS A STRATEGIC MOVE. AND WHETHER SHE WAS QUALIFIED FOR THE JOB IS SOMETHING I GUESS WE'LL PASS JUDGMENT ON WHEN THE COMPLETE INVESTIGATION IS DONE.))
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The Governor announced Byrd-Harden's replacement tonight.
Allegra (mc-KULLA) McCullough has served as Gilmore's deputy Secretary of the Commonwealth, in charge of minority appointments to the administration.

[Submarine]


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Norweigen divers took less than 48 hours to accomplish what the Russians had been trying to do for seven days-
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They lifted the Kursk submarines escape hatch and looked inside-
The Russians said it was too damaged to open, but today divers lifted it- exposing an air lock flooded with water-


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((EVERYBODY IS DEAD AS FAR AS I CAN UNDERSTAND IT. EVERYBODY IS DEAD, AT LEAST I CAN CONFIRM IT, NOBODY IS ALIVE THERE. THAT IS CONFIRMED.))
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[OUT Q=that is confirmed.]
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The Russians want the foreigners to keep helping - with a remote-controlled camera to locate bodies. Only one has been recovered so far.
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Overcrowded animal shelters are a problem everywhere, but in Lynchburg there's a unique way for people to adopt a pet without actually becoming a pet owner.
We'll explain.
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And later we'll help celebrate a big day for a little panda.
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[Tech-Visitors]


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It will cost 42-percent more than planned, but Virginia Tech says a Lane Stadium expansion will more than pay for itself.
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Tech's Board of Visitors gave the 37-million dollar project the go-ahead today.
Tech says the cost rose 11-million dollars because of 15 luxury suites added to the plan and an increase in the cost of building materials.
When completed in Fall 2002, Lane Stadium will accommodate another 11-thousand fans.
Tech says the expansion will mean good things for the economy.
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((LARRY HINCKER/UNIVERSITY RELATIONS DIRECTOR: WE DISCOVERED THAT EACH FOOTBALL GAME ACCOUNTS FOR ALMOST 2 MILLION DOLLARS IN ECONOMIC ACTIVITY IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY.))
[SUPER=01-Larry Hincker/University Relations Director;]
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A study released at the Board meeting shows that Virginia Tech brought in 1-point-3 billion dollars and 15-thousand jobs in the New River Valley last year.
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[Animal-Shelter]


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Every year, millions of homeless dogs and cats are put to sleep, victims of overcrowded and underfunded local animal shelters.
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But the Lynchburg Humane Society has come up with a new way for people to adopt some of those animals without actually having to take one home.
A new "adoption enhancement" program lets donors pay for medical procedures that make the animal more marketable to prospective families.
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((DIANE PROUT/LYNCHBURG HUMANE SOCIETY: IT'S THEIR WAY OF SPONSORING A PET, THEY CAN COME DOWN HERE AND PICK OUT A DOG OR A CAT AND THEY CAN PAY FOR WHATEVER THEY WOULD LIKE TO PAY FOR, WHETHER IT BE A SPAY OR NEUTER, RABIES SHOT, HEARTWORM TEST, FELINE LEUKEMIA TEST, ANYTHING THAT THEY CAN PAY FOR MAKES THIS ANIMAL THAT MUCH MORE ADOPTABLE.))
[SUPER=01-Diane Prout/Lynchburg Humane Society]
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[OUT Q=much more adoptable.]
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So far, more than two dozen people have taken part in the program.
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[S-Extra]


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NFL news, plus college football notes from Tech, Ferrum and the ACC. Plus, the blockbuster trade from the NBA.
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But first in tonight's Extra Point - Virginia Tech head coach Frank Beamer will become a cyber coach tomorrow afternoon when he takes part in a national chat room. Beamer, who won virtually every national coach of the year honor there was to win last season, will chat on ESPN.com tomorrow at two pm.
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[S-NFL]


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The NFL was back in the spotlight last night with yet another preseason game in Miami as the Dolphins without recently cut Jim Druckenmiller took on the Green bay Packers.
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[SUPER=03-Miami, FL/ABC; :00]

Druckenmiller was no where in sight tonight on Dave Wanstedt's sideline after being cut last week - but the Monday Night football crew and in particular Dan Fouts had plenty to say about why Druck was let go.
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[VO NAT CON'T] Speaking of being out, Dolphins running back J.J. Johnson has been suspended for four games for violating the league's drug policy and suing steroids. He played last night pending his appeal. The Dolphins expected him to be their starter.
[SUPER=30-Green Bay/14/Miami/17;]

In the end, the man whom the Dolphins kept instead of Druckenmiller, Mike Quinn would fire the game winning TD pass to Deon Dyer. The Dolphins win 17-to-14.
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Also last night the Raiders picked up what seems to be a perfect fit in recently cut Andre Bad Moon Rison, the former pro bowl receiver.

[S-Smith]


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The Washington Redskins cut 12 players yesterday as they worked to get down to the 65 player limit that all NFL teams must reach today.
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[SUPER=03-Ashburn; :00]

The Redskins also placed former Hokie Derek Smith on the Injured reserve list for the second straight year. Last year Smith stayed on the IR rehabbing his left knee, and this preseason he hurt his right one. By going on the injured reserve list now, he will not be eligible for the entire season.
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[S-ACC]


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Some prognosticators say the ACC is in for a down year in football this season. But don't tell the Bowdens that. According to father Bobby at Florida State and son Tommy of Clemson the conference is in for a highly competitive year with the marquee matchup pitting father against son.
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[SUPER=03-Death Valley, SC; :00]


In Florida State's closest game last year, Tommy nearly upset Bobby's Seminoles in Death Valley, but the game ended at 17-14 'Noles. Now, Tommy's Tigers are being touted as the top ACC contender to de-throne the defending national champions.
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[IN Q="I could see..."]

((BOBBY BOWDEN/FLORIDA STATE HEAD COACH:)) ((TOMMY BOWDEN/CLEMSON HEAD COACH:))
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[SUPER=01-Tommy Bowden/Clemson Head Football Coach; :10]
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Father and Son will square off November 4th in Tallahassee.

[S-Vick]


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The Virginia Tech Hokies are now zeroing in on Sunday night's BCA battle at Lane Stadium against the Ga. Tech Yellow Jackets.
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The game will mark Michael Vick's much anticipated return to the field. Since his coming out party at Sugar Bowl back in January - Vick has been college football's marquee man. He has appeared on the cover of every conceivable magazine and he's the odds on favorite to win the heisman. That is - if he can avoid the dreaded sophomore jinx.
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[PINNACLE 1033] And be sure to join the News 7 sports team for a half hour special this Saturday night at 7 - Tech 2000 - the Vick Tory tour. We will take you to Michael Vick's hometown and inside his home where we'll visit with his mom and his talented brother, who also is a quarterback.
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Ferrum is set to live up to its preseason hype in the Atlantic Central Football Conference.
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The Panthers have struggled a bit in recent years, but this season the coaches in the conference have picked Ferrum number one in the pre-season poll.
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So, in order to back up that pre season coaches poll, The Panthers have a lot of work to do.
Turnovers were a major factor in last years 6 and 4 record in which the Panthers lost several close games.
But with 17 seniors and a host of skilled players returning on offense winning the conference title is within reach.
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The Panthers open the season September second at home against Averett.


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One of the biggest deals in recent years in the NBA could be finalized later today. It's a complex four team, 15 players deal with the biggest move sending Patrick Ewing from the Knicks to the Sonics.


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The 38 year old Ewing, who has spent his entire career with New York, would head west - and the Knicks would get the Sonics Vin Baker and the Lakers Glen Rice. Los Angeles would get the Knicks Chris Dudley and the Pistons Christian Laetttner. The Pistons would get two future first round picks. Several other minor players are also involved.
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The Roanoke Express signed center Anthony Terzo today. The high scoring center finished last season with 25 goals and 18 assists with the Huntington Blizzard. Terzo became a free agent when the Huntington team folded. The Express has now signed 19 players and two goalies.

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They're celebrating at the San Diego zoo today.
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That's because (Wa-may) Hua-Mei turned a year old today.
She could care less about the birthday party down below-- just content to gnaw on bamboo and play the day away.
She's gained sixty pounds in the last year and is the first zoo-born panda in the United States to survive.
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