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Coming up on News 7-
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Are some airport scanners going too far and showing too much. We'll show you the newest scanners in use.
Change is coming to make Interstate 81 safer.
A longtime face on News 7 is remembered. A popular weatherman passes away.
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[Talent=Jean]


Plus vinton has a new police chief.
News 7 is next.

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Driving on Interstate 81 may get a little safer-- thanks to some short-term solutions that could be in place in a year.
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[I-81]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
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A number of construction projects next year will change the look of Interstate 81.
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[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.;]


Transportation officials plan to use 37 and a half million dollars in state funding to upgrade the highway.
Plans include lengthening the acceleration lanes where 581 joins North and Southbound 81.
Similar improvements will take place at exits 109, 114 and 162 near Buchanan.
Road crews will also be installing median guardrails in hopes of lessening the number of crashes involving vehicles that cross the median into oncoming traffic.
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[SOT 00:44:24]
[IN Q=The guardrail]

((CHIP NOTTINGHAM/TRANSPORTATION COMMISSIONER: THE GUARDRAIL YOU'LL SEE OUT THERE IN THE FUTURE WILL BE A LITTLE HIGHER, IT WON'T BE JERSEY BARRIERS, SOME PEOPLE WERE WORRIED THIS WAS GOING TO BE CONCRETE BARRIERS, THAT'S NOT WHAT WE'RE TALKING ABOUT. WE'RE TALKING ABOUT SIMILAR TYPES OF GUARDRAIL THAT YOU SE ON OUR PARKWAYS IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA.))
[SUPER=01-Chip Nottingham/Transportation Commissioner;]
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[OUT Q=northern Virginia.]
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[VO-NAT]


Additional rumble strips and message boards will also be installed as well as fences to prevent loose rocks from tumbling onto the highway.
Officials also hope to begin broadcasting road conditions for motorists over the radio.
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[Hurricane-Debby]


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As Hurricane Debby moves across the Caribbean, hurricane warnings have been posted for parts of the Dominican Republic, Cuba, Haiti and the central Bahamas.
Damage in the area has been relatively light.
Now the fear is where Debby will go- Jennifer Jones has more.
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[SUPER=03-San Juan, Puerto Rico; :08]
[SUPER=01-Max Mayfield/National Hurricane Center; :31]
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[SUPER=01-Jennifer Jones/Reporting; 1:14]
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((Now a full-fledged hurricane, Debby is quickly churning westward through the Caribbean. In the rush to stock up on emergency supplies, residents of Puerto Rico emptied store shelves, stood in long lines to buy water and motorists waited for gasoline. Even the airlines were preparing for the worst with almost all flights from San Juan airport cancelled since this morning. Out at sea, cruise lines re-routed ships that sailed this weekend in order to avoid the storm. Max Mayfield/Director, National Hurricane Center "We are calling for gradual strengthening, right now we are forecasting a category 2 hurricane, as it gets closer to the Bahamas and Florida." In Florida, officials are keeping a close watch on the storm's progress. The main question is whether Debby will remain on its current track...heading into the Gulf of Mexico or whether it will kick more to the north, reaching South Florida with heavy rain and high winds by early Friday. Mitch Bishop/Florida Resident We're going to be ahead of the game this time, finally for once be ahead of the game. The American Red Cross and other relief agencies have already been contacted. Miami-Dade's new Emergency Operations Center is also on stand-by. In the Florida Keys, authorities are preparing to open a Hurricane Operations Center and are already considering partial evacuations from the string of small of islands. JJ, CBS NEWS, CHARLOTTE.))

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You may not think twice about your drinking water, but folks in an Axton community do.
They've been dealing with dirty drinking water for years.
Surae Chinn has more on a project that will hopefully solve the problem.
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(( Brenda White and her family would not dare drink their water. It turns their faucets and showers to rust.
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((BRENDA WHITE/RESIDENT: FOR COOKING, DRINKING OR ANYTHING ELSE I USE OTHER WATER. I GET IT FROM MY MOTHERS OR I BUY IT. I DO NOT USE MY WATER.)) [RUNS:07]
While Brenda White has too much dirty water--Elva Gilley doesn't have enough.
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((ELVA GILLEY/RESIDENT: IT WASN'T THAT MY WATER IS BAD IT JUST WASN'T THERE.)) [RUNS:05]
After years of searching for a solution, Henry County broke ground on the Axton Water Project. (nats of groundbreaking.)
Brenda White and about 350 residents will soon have clean drinking water flowing from their faucets.
Elva Gilley has lived with the water problem for 50 years.
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((ELVA GILLEY/RESIDENT: WE WE'RE HOPING TO LIVE LONG ENOUGH TO GET WATER. MY HUSBAND IS 79. NOW WE'LL MAKE IT.)) [RUNS:10]
The project will take about 6 months. But for these residents that's not much time at all after years of waiting. Surae Chinn News7, Henry County.))

[County-Grant]


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Construction of the new south county high school could begin by the end of September.
Today, Roanoke County and state officials unveiled a stormwater management project that should control flooding in the area.
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The heavy equipment was hard at work this afternoon, as county officials accepted a 230- thousand dollar state grant that will help pay for the 900- thousand dollar project.
The work is designed to preserve water quality, and control flooding along mud lick creek.
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((PROBABLY THE MOST IMPORTANT THING TO THE REGION AND TO ME PARTICULARLY IS GOING TO BE THE CONTROL OF FLASH FLOODING. BUT PROBABLY JUST AS IMPORTANT IS GOING TO BE THE WATER QUALITY IMPROVEMENT THAT WE'RE GOING TO SEE FROM THIS.))
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[OUT Q=going to see from this.]
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Site preparations for the new high school are now well under way.
Construction of the buildings should begin this fall.
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[Radford-Ax]


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A Radford University student hit on the first day of school by another student's car- is in critical condition tonight.
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20-year-old junior Stephanie Kidd was leaving class walking to her car when she was accidentally hit by a fellow student.
21-year-old Hilary Brooke Hunt has been charged with failing to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk.
Signs along that part of the street instruct motorists to stop for anyone in the crosswalk.
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[Mayo]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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It was the first day of school in Henry County...
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and Corey Mayo is beginning high school.
For him, this day meant reliving a near death experience.
A car hit him while he walked to the bus stop one year ago.
He suffered severe injuries including brain damage.
He walks with a limp and he has scars that don't let him forget about that day.
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((COREY MAYO: MY ARM HIT THE WINDSHIELD AND CUT ME UP. I HAD A CRUSHED LARYNX.))
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((LINDA MAYO/COREY'S MOM: I DEFINITELY WANTED TO BE OUT HERE. I WANTED TO MAKE SURE HE GOT ON THE BUS SAFELY.))
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Henry County has moved Corey's bus stop from across the street to in front of his driveway.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Still ahead on News 7, we'll hear from the man chosen to head Vinton's police department.
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And flames tear through a California warehouse.
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[Sports-Preview]


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(( STEVE MASON WITH YOU TONIGHT IN SPORTS AND WE WILL HAVE SOME HIGHLIGHTS OF THE PULASKI RANGERS. NFL TEAMS CONTINUE TO WIDDLE DOWN THEIR ROSTERS FORMER VIRGINIA TECH STARS SHAYNE GRAHAM AND KEN OXENDINE ARE AMONG THOSE MOVING ON. SPEAKING OF TECH, THE HOKIES ARE BUSY GETTING READY FOR GEORGIA TECH, WORDS FROM MICHAEL VICK, LANE STADIUM'S FACE LIFT AND UVA'S BYRON THWEATT TALKS ABOUT THE SEASON AND HIS LINEBACKING , ALL OF THIS IN SPORTS.))

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The town of Vinton has appointed a new Police Chief to lead its 18-person department. As Meredyth Censullo reports, Pulaski Police Chief Herbert Cooley will take the helm in Vinton-- and try to put a positive spin on a department that's seen its share of problems.
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((Vinton Mayor Don Davis welcomes new Police Chief Herb Cooley - who brings more than 30 years of experience to the force. For the past 6 years, he's headed up Pulaski's police department.

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((VINTON MAYOR DON DAVIS: HE'S GOT THE POLICE EXPERIENCE, THE EDUCATION AND HE'S DONE AN EXCELLENT JOB IN PULASKI - SO WE FEEL HE'S GONNA MAKE US A GREAT CHIEF.)) [RUNS:08]
Cooley's job to protect and serve has an added element in Vinton - to shine up the image of a department that's been tarnished in the past year.

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((HERBERT COOLEY/NEW VINTON POLICE CHIEF: I'M NOT HERE FOR ONE ISSUE, I'M HERE TO MOVE THE POLICE DEPARTMENT FORWARD IN A POSITIVE MANNER.)) [RUNS:06]

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Former Chief Ricky Foutz resigned in November - amid a Virginia State Police investigation of guns and drugs missing from the department's evidence room. A grand jury did NOT hand up any indictments against him. Foutz is now suing Vinton for more than 10 million dollars.

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Cooley says he's aware of the town's problems, but won't let them affect the way he does his job.

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((COOLEY: I'M NOT HERE TO DWELL OR TO BRING SWEEPING CHANGES. I'M HERE TO WORK WITH THE COMMUNITY - I THINK IN DOING SO WE WILL CONTINUE TO BUILD AN IMAGE OF THE POLICE DEPARTMENT HERE THAT'S A POSITIVE IMAGE.)) [RUNS:13]
Cooley says he'll focus on community policing - and plans on working with Vinton residents and town council to best serve their interests. His first day on the job will be September Fifth. Meredyth Censullo, News7, Vinton.))
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[No-Fear]


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The Governor will sit down with the Sons of Confederate Veterans and United Daughters of the Confederacy Friday.
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[SUPER=03-Chesterfield Co./April 1;]


But a "white rights" group founded by former K-K-K leader David Duke is NOT invited.
Gilmore calls the Virginia chapter of "NO FEAR" -- the National Organization for European American Rights -- a "white supremacist group."
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((GOV. JIM GILMORE: I DON'T INTEND TO MEET WITH THEM BECAUSE I DON'T BELIEVE THAT THEY ARE GOING TO BE OFFERING INFORMATION THAT'S GOING TO REQUIRE A FACE TO FACE MEETING.))
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((RON DOGGETT/VIRGINIA N.O.F.E.A.R. PRESIDENT: HIS REFUSAL TO MEET WITH US SHOULD NOT ONLY TELL US, BUT SHOULD TELL ALL WHITE VIRGINIANS ANY FUTURE POLITICAL PLANS THAT HE HAS, THAT HE MAY NOT BE THAT CONCERNED ABOUT THESE ISSUES. AFFIRMATIVE ACTION -- THINGS THAT WE KNOW THAT VIRGINIA'S MAJORITY ARE OPPOSED TO. AND THAT THEY OUGHT TO KEEP THAT IN MIND WHEN IT COMES TIME TO ANY FUTURE POLITICAL ASPIRATIONS THAT THE GOVERNOR HAS.))
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"NO FEAR" says it's NOT a supremacist group.
A spokesman for the Sons of Confederate Veterans calls the group a "white separatist group."
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


The Governor has already met with black civil rights leaders.
He tells NEWS 7 he's nowhere near a decision on whether to declare another Confederate History Month next April.
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[Warehouse-Fire]


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Fire raced through a California warehouse today-
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[SUPER=03-Gardena, CA]

sending towering flames and thick black smoke into the sky in Los Angeles County.
Firefighters scrambled to bring streams of water on all sides of the warehouse-
The contents of the warehouse were not immediately known.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Next on News 7, we'll remember long-time WDBJ personality Hal Grant.
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And is it a security measure or an invasion of privacy?
We'll have more on the latest scanner at the airport gate.
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[Hal-Grant]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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A Roanoke radio and television pioneer has died.
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Hal Grant is most often remembered as the "Atlantic Weatherman."
For more than a decade the Atlantic Refining Company sponsored his weather reports on Channel 7.
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The weather was just a part of a career that spanned 35 years on W-D-B-J Radio and Television.
Hal had his own country music show called "Rhythm Roundup." He was the M-C of "Wrestling from Roanoke." He was a commercial pitchman in the early 1960's.
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On the air or off, Hal Grant always had a smile.
He died yesterday at the age of 78.
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[Flight-800]


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Federal investigators say it was not sabatoge that brought down TWA flight 800 four years ago-
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[SUPER=04-July 1996;]


They say it was an explosion of vapors in the fuel tanks that caused the plane to crash-
The final report totaling 15-thousand pages concludes what investigators suspected all along.
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((BERNARD LOEB/NAT'L TRANSPORTATION SAFETY BD: THE CAUSE OF THE INFLIGHT BREAKUP OF TWA FLIGHT 800 WAS A FUEL AIR EXPLOSION IN THE CENTER WING TANK.))
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The exact cause though of the explosion is not known.
Investigators suspect an electrical short.
Flight 800 was on its way from New York to Paris when it blew up and crashed into the ocean - killing all 230 people aboard.
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[Nude-Scanner]


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What would you think of an airport scanner that's so high tech- it can see right through clothing?
U-S Customs is using the new body scanner at the Newark, New Jersey airport-
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[SUPER=03-Newark, NJ]


The 140-thousand dollar scanner peeps under clothing and even a few millimeters beneath the skin. You can make out the shape of a naval and even see chest hairs.
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((SHAWN BLAIR/PASSENGER: OH I THINK IT'S WAY TOO INTRUSIVE. ..YES.))
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[OUT Q=YES.]
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Unlike the metal detectors in airports, not everyone has to go through the scanner. Only about one in every 2-thousand passengers.
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((BILL GERWICK/PASSENGER: IT'S A GOOD IDEA, BECAUE A LOT OF PEOPLE SMUGGLE DRUGS AND THIS IS A GREAT IDEA. REPORTER: YOU DON'T FEEL THIS IS INVADING YOUR PRIVACY? GERWICK: NO NOT AT ALL.))
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U-S Customs gives passengers a choice of the scanner or a pat down-- If they chose the scanner they sign a consent form.
U-S customs is using the body scan at ten airports around the nation.

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A look at the Pulaski Rangers and former tech stars Ken Oxendine and Shayne Graham are two of many players either cut or moved in the NFL
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[SUPER=76-Sports Illustrated; :00]

But first our extra point. Even Michael Vick says he's tired of hearing about himself, well, here's another guy people are getting used to talking about. Tiger Woods will grace the cover of Sports Illustrated in their next edition. He won his third major of the year and fifth overall at the PGA Championship.

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We start in the Appalachian League and with the Pulaski Rangers as they played host to the Kingsports Mets.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pulaski Co./Mets vs. Rangers; :00]


To Calfee Field we go where manager Bruce Crabbe has put together a second place team in the Western Division. The Rangers are 34 and 24 on the season.
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On to the action, in the bottom of the first, after a lead off triple by Austin Evans, Ty Martin brings his teammate in on a one bagger to right field and the Rangers were out in front 1-nothing.
Evans then is gonna smack a single into left, the basehit allows Manny Bi-ez to
[SUPER=34-Pulaski/7/Kingsport/2;]

score, putting Pulaski up by two runs.
Jose Morban puts the icing on a 7-2 win with a solo blast to right center and the Rangers win their third straight and fourth in five games.
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[S-Shayne]


[ANCHOR=steve]
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Former Virginia Tech kicker Shayne Graham was released by the New Orleans Saints yesterday.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]


Shayne flew into Roanoke Regional Airport last night.
He remains quite optimistic about a career in the NFL and he discussed his options at this point.
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[ANCHOR=steve]
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Shayne's teammate at Tech Jay Hagood was also released by the Saints and the Philadelphia Eagles cut former UVa punter Will Brice today as well.

[S-OX]


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In a surprising move, the Atlanta Falcons let former Tech running back Ken Oxendine go.
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[SUPER=03-Greenville, SC; :00]


Oxendine spent two seasons with the Falcons and received significant playing time last year when Jamal Anderson went down with injury.
Ox was entering his third season with Atlanta. Oxendine has been already picked up by the Detroit Lions.
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[S-Hokies]


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The Virginia Tech Hokies began their game preparations for Ga. Tech yesterday afternoon.
Mike Stevens says no one is looking forward to the start of the 2000 campaign more than Michael Vick.
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((After going all spring and all summer with a yellow vest covering up the number 7 on his jersey and indicating to would be tacklers that he's hands-off - Michael Vick is ready to mix it up this weekend. ((MIKE VICK:)) ((MIKE STEVENS:)) ((MIKE VICK:)) The Hokies have confirmed that one of Vick's former high school teammates, wide receiver Andrae Harrison has left the team and he plans to transfer immediately. Harrison was not in the two deep roster at this time. One guy who is in the mix is former Pulaski Co. star Robert Peaslee, who has earned first team punting honors. ((ROBERT PEASLEE:)) Peaslee's coach Frank Beamer has received yet another lofty honor, this one from the Big East conference. The Big East is celebrating it's 10th anniversary is Beamer is the conference's coach of the decade.))

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[VO-NAT]
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Construction crews are working extremely hard to finish up the ongoing jumbotron project in the North endzone that includes a brand new section of permanent stands. Some landscaping is in place and concrete is still being poured, but crews promise to have everything finished up by Sunday.
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[S-Byron]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
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[WRITER=sma]
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Brigham Young University comes to Charlottesville September second for Virginia's home opener at Scott Stadium.
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One major key to the Wahoos success on defense this season will be the play of senior All-American candidate Byron Thweatt.
The linebacker heads into his final season making it know that seven wins is not enough.
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[IN Q="Our attitude...]
[SUPER=01-Byron Thweatt/66 Tackles Last Season; :00]
[RUNS=:18]
[OUT Q=....we can really play"]
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Thweatt has started every game of his career and will be one of the few four year starters under head coach George Welsh.
That experience should come in handy while Thweatt's defense replaces much of the defensive backfield.
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[IN Q="the secondary....]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=.....help them out"]
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The UVa men's basketball team is 3 and OH in it's six game European tour. The Cavaliers beat the Antwerp Junior Team 110-73 and the Wahoos were lead by Roger Mason's 21 points.