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Next on news 7-
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How does Roanoke's airport rate? We'll find out plus what could bring air fares down.
George W. Bush proposes a tax plan to help families with children.
Plus three people are arrested for the murder of a Roanoke man in Myrtle Beach.
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[Talent=Jean]


and some taco shells may not be safe-
News 7 is next.

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There could be some good news for frequent flyers, as the Roanoke Regional Airport gets high marks...
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Good evening...

[Airport]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Aviation analysts say the airport stacks up well compared to similarly sized ones - with the exception of more expensive ticket prices.
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Meredyth Censullo is at the airport tonight.. Do the analyst predict ticket fares will drop any time soon?
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[SUPER=@Meredyth1]
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Jean, they say the key to lowering air fares for flights in and out of the Star City is to up economic development here.
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[SUPER=01-Michael Boyd/The Boyd Group President; :18]
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(( Passenger traffic in and out of Roanoke has grown consistently for the past 38 months. But even more folks might pack their bags, if fares were lower. Researchers say some frequent flyers choose to drive to other airports to catch a cheaper flight.
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((MICHAEL BOYD/THE BOYD GROUP: IN TERMS OF ACCESS, IT'S VERY GOOD. IN TERMS OF FARES, ITS NOT AS LOW FARE AS SOME FARES FROM GREENSBORO...BUT OVERALL, WHEN YOU LOOK AT OTHER COMMUNITIES OF THIS SIZE, IF YOU WANNA LIVE IN COMMUNITIES OF THIS SIZE AND GET THE BENEFITS OF THAT, THERES CERTAIN TRADEOFFS - THATS ONE OF THEM.)) [RUNS16]
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The study says local economic development could entice airlines to increase flights in and out of the airport. The more competition, the lower the airfare - which in turn can strengthen the local economy.

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((JAY TURNER/AIRPORT COMMISSION: THE MORE OPPORTUNITIES AND THE MORE COMPETITIVE THE AIRFARES ARE, THE EASIER IT IS FOR THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PEOPLE TO ATTRACT NEW BUSINESS INTO ROANOKE BECAUSE THEY KNOW THEY CAN GET IN AND OUT EASILY AND ALSO ENJOY THE QUALITY OF LIFE WE HAVE HERE.)) [RUNS14]
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A strength of the airport is it's direct access to major hubs - such as Washington D.C., Pittsburgh and Atlanta. [map goes here] And the number of direct flights could be increasing within three to five years, with the possible addition of flights to Memphis, St. Louis, Raleigh and Cleveland.))
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Along with an increase in departures, the study predicts more small jets might begin touching down in Roanoke in the future -
[Double Boxes=Jean & Meredyth/Microwave]

Jean, that could help lessen the impact of the proposed merger between USAirways and United that could limit competition.

[Bird]


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Myrtle Beach police believe they've found the people responsible for the murder of a Roanoke man.
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A housekeeper found the body of 50-year old John Milton Bird inside his Myrtle Beach hotel room last Tuesday.
He had been stabbed to death.
Authorities have charged Amanda Rankin, Jeremy Chad Shaw and Douglas Hooper with murder.
All three are from Charlotte, North Carolina.
Investigators say the three were in Bird's hotel room late Monday night.
Police say after the three left... they went back to their own motel, grabbed their belongings and left before signing out.
They three were arrested in Charlotte.
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[Gordon]


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Floridians are cleaning up after Hurricane Gordon-
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They're fishing lawn furniture out of pools-
and moving trees blown over by the storm.
Gordon hit land early this morning and quickly ran out of steam-
All that's left of Gordon now is some rain in the Southeast-
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[Bush-Gore]


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George W. Bush says Americans are tired of paying too much in taxes- Today he outlined his plan to help working families.
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((GEORGE W. BUSH/R- PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: THE AVERAGE FAMILY NOW PAYS MORE IN TAXES THAN THEY DO IN HOUSING, FOOD AND CLOTHING COMBINED.))
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Bush outlined his blueprint for the Middle Class he says will leave more money in American's pay checks.
First he wants to decrease the bottom tax rate from 15 percent to 10 percent.
He also wants to make sure no middle class families pay more than a quarter of their income in taxes-
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((THIRDLY IN ORDER TO HELP FAMILIES WE NEED TO GREATLY DECREASE THE BURDEN OF THE MARRIAGE PENALTY... WHAT KIND OF LAND IS IT? APPLAUSE.))
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[Vo-nat]
Bush also wants to increase the child tax credit from 500 to 1000 dollars per child- so families can invest more money for their children's future and pay for tuition.
Al Gore is against the tax cuts.
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((WILL WE SQUANDER THIS CHANCE..CUTS ... ON THE MIDDLE CLASS.))
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Both candidates are pushing their campaigns into possible swing states as the campaign heads into the final stretch.

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[Motel-Robberies]


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A man wanted in connection with the robbery of a Roanoke motel earlier this month has been arrested.
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Roanoke police issued a warrant for the arrest of 44-year-old Ronnie Lee Cooper after he was identified on this security videotape- allegedly robbing an Extended Stay America. Police think Cooper fled Virginia after information about the warrants was released.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Cooper was arrested Sunday in Atlantic County, New Jersey. He's charged there with being a fugitive from justice. Extradition procedures are under way.

[Fitzpatrick]


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Beverly Fitzpatrick Senior served as a Roanoke judge for more than 25 years... In retirement he continued as a civic leader.
Today, he was remembered for his public service, and his personal compassion.
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Mourners filled the sanctuary, chapel and fellowship hall of Second Presbyterian Church... where they honored his service to the court and the community.
Twenty years after Fitzpatrick's retirement from the bench, colleagues say his presence is still felt in the Roanoke City Courthouse.
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((WHAT DID HE DO AS A JUDGE? IT IS PRETTY SIMPLE. HE LISTENED PATIENTLY AND DECIDED WISELY. HE APPLIED HUMOR AND COMMON SENSE. THE WORD SOLOMONIC IS PROBABLY OVERUSED. HE WAS AS MUCH OF A SOLOMON AS A JUDGE AS ANY OF US WILL EVER KNOW.))


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Fitzpatrick's public life and professional accomplishments are well-known... chief judge of the General District Court, and a leader of the effort to renovate Jefferson High School.
Today he was also remembered as a man of strong faith, integrity, and compassion.
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[Biomed-center]


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A Roanoke scrap yard is not as contaminated as the city said it was.
As Jennifer Miele tells us, the Department of Environmental Quality found no violations at Virginia Scrap Iron and Metal.
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(( Standing in the midst of plans for the region's first biomedical research center is Virginia Scrap Iron and Metal. Last week this site could have been considered a deal breaker.
City Manager Darlene Burcham called it "highly contaminated," and estimated clean-up costs to reach 30 million dollars.
Carilion wouldn't purchase the land, V-DOT wouldn't build on it, and the city said it would cost too much to clean up.
Then News 7 learned that the 30 million dollar estimate didn't come from a city study, or a state study, but was instead, a guess.
In fact, today was the first time Virginia Scrap Iron and Metal Company was inspected for contamination.
D-E-Q analyzed the site and found NO violations of solid waste regulations.
The scrap yard's owner would not talk on camera, but he did say he was upset by Darlene Burcham's comments. He says no one has ever set foot on his property to investigate it, and the allegations of contamination were completely unwarranted.
Burcham says she's pleased that the site is not contaminated, but also says there will be more studies before construction begins. [00:38:36]
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((DARLENE BURCHAM/ROANOKE CITY MANAGER: I KNOW THAT THE ENVIRONMENTAL CONSULTANTS HAVE BEEN HIRED BY THE HOUSING AUTHORITY AND HAVE ALREADY BEGUN THAT PROCESS, SO CLEARLY THEY WILL BE LOOKING AT EACH AND EVERY SITE IN THAT PROPOSED 70 PLUS ACRE AREA BETWEEN NOW AND THE END OF THE CALENDAR YEAR.))
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[JEN'S STANDUP tc: 00:02:58] ((JENNIFER MIELE: 30 MILLION DOLLARS TO CLEAN-UP THIS SITE MAY NOT HAVE BEEN FEASIBLE FOR THE CITY OR CARILION. BUT AS IT STANDS, THIS PROPERTY LOOKS TO BE FREE OF CONTAMINATION.
THAT MEANS THE BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH CENTER DEAL IS STILL ON, FOR NOW.
JENNIFER MIELE, NEWS 7, ROANOKE.)) [RUNS14]
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Next on News 7, genetically engineered corn may get some Taco Bell products pulled from the shelves.
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[VO-NAT]


And later, firefighters try to stop a Colorado wildfire before it reaches nearly a hundred homes.
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[sports-preview]


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((DENISE ALLEN WITH TONIGHT IN THE NEWS 7 SPORTS OFFICE: COMING UP CLEVELAND INDIANS PITCHER BARTOLO COLON'S BID FOR A NO HITTER, JAMES RIVER AND AUBURN MEET ON THE HARDWOOD, AND THE CAVALIERS TALK ABOUT LAST SATURDAY'S WIN OVER DUKE AND CLEMSON'S UPCOMING VISIT. THOSE STORIES AND MORE IN SPORTS.))

[Taco-Bell]


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Taco Bell Taco Shells in grocery stores may contain a gene altered corn- a type of corn specifically banned from food- because of allergy risks in people.
As Wyatt Andrews report- the debate is on over whether the shells are safe.
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((While there are no known reports of injury, this finding --by a coalition of environmental groups-- is the most serious evidence so far of the potential danger in some gene altered food. JANE RISSLER//UNION OF CONCERNED SCIENTISTS THIS IS A POSSIBLE ALLERGEN ILLEGALLY ON THE MARKET. The groups are demanding a recall. LARRY BOHLEN/FRIENDS OF THE EARTH: WE'RE SAYING THE FDA SHOULD USE THEIR AUTHORITY AND SEIZE THE PRODUCT. The culprit is a gene-altered corn called Starlink, containing a protein called cry-9-c. It's one variety of corn gene-spliced to make the plant an insecticide, to ward of pests. While the biotech industry argues that Starlink is safe, the EPA disagrees saying "information...indicates that Cry9c exhibits some characteristics of known allergens." Kraft Foods, the maker of the taco shells, says it will immediately "investigate and test" for contamination, but will not order an immediate recall. Why? The industry believes the Iowa lab that did the taco test is biased against biotech products. Wyatt Andrews/CBS News: The FDA, which is now rushing to test the taco shells says it has no reason to believe they are unsafe, but that's no endorsement. Neither the government nor the biotech industry has ever conclusively proven the danger or safety of Starlink corn, meaning no one knows if this food is safe to eat or not. Wyatt Andrews, CBS News, Washington.))

[Rail-Trail]


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A new biking, hiking and horseback riding trail along Craig Creek may never get off the ground if 40 residents get their way.
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The proposed trail would cover 26 miles of abandoned railroad track from Eagle Rock to New Castle. The trail would cost an estimated two to three million dollars, including picnic tables, portapotties and horse stalls.
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((BOB PRICE/TRAIL OPPONENT: ALL AMENITIES SHOULD BE ANCHORED SECURELY TO DISCOURAGE THEFT AND OR VANDALISM. NOW ARE WE SUPPOSED TO DO THAT WITH ALL OF OUR PROPERTY TOO -- TIE IT UP, LOCK IT UP?))
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About 40 residents say these narrow roads are too dangerous for cars, let alone hikers and bikers. Developers would block portions of the trail to car traffic -- and allow only property-owners to drive on other parts.
Planners say the trail would boost tourism. The public can comment at a meeting October 5th at Craig County High School.
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[Textile-Tour]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Some Virginia lawmakers wrapped up their tour of the Southside today.
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The House Appropriations Committee began a tour of the Martinsville area yesterday.
Today lawmakers visited several businesses in the Danville area.
Each year, the House Appropriations Committee tours a different region to see how the state can help improve the area.
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(( WHITT CLEMENT: I HOPE THESE LEGISLATORS WHO ARE NOT FROM AROUND HERE WILL TAKE BACK A BETTER APPRECIATION OF THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN THE JOB SKILLS, THE JOB MARKET, THE KIND OF TECHNOLOGY WE HAVE HERE..AS OPPOSED TO INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AND DIFFERENT TYPES OF JOBS AS OPPOSED TO NORTHERN VIRGINIA.))
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The committee decided to tour Southside because its been hard hit by textile layoffs and cuts in the tobacco quota.


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[L'Burg-Housing]


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A partnership between a private developer and federal housing authorities will help put some lower- income families in new homes by next spring.
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Officials today helped kick off the construction of the Vistas at Dreaming Creek apartment community in Lynchburg.
The 20- million- dollar project is partly funded by tax- exempt bonds through the Fannie Mae Foundation.
The developer will be required to make 40 percent of the apartments available to families in lower income brackets.
Construction should be completed by January.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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After more than a century, Avon is changing the way it does business.
Find out what's in store when News 7 returns.
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[VO-NAT]


And it costs hundreds of dollars a week, but a Blacksburg man says he'll keep caring for the town's stray cats.
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[Co-Fires]


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Wildfires in Colorado have scorched over 11-hundred acres- and more damage could be on the way.
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Residents have been evacuated near Boulder where as many as one hundred homes may be in danger.
Firefighters are watching weather conditions and say that a 30-mile an hour wind gust could send the flames shooting out over more areas of dry trees and vegetation.
Colorado has two other major fires that have burned more than 10-thousand acres each.
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[Avon]


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The Avon Lady won't just be ringing doorbells anymore.
For the first time in the company's 115 year history, Avon products will be sold at stores.
J-C Penney and Sears will carry Avon products starting next year.
The separate line of products will cost more-
Avon is hoping to attract younger customers who wouldn't think of buying from an Avon lady.

[Cat-Man]


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A Blacksburg man says caring for homeless cats has cost him his own home.
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Dick Cupp, a 60-year-old artist, was evicted from his McDonald Street apartment.
Cupp feeds and cares for more than 30 stray cats.
They live outside his apartment complex.
Cupp was evicted for being late on his rent, but he says the company told him the cats were the problem.
He says he'll take them with him ... and try to find some new homes.
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((DICK CUPP/CAT LOVER: THEY'RE THERAPY. EVERYBODY SAYS THAT I'M GOOD WITH CATS. ACTUALLY, THE CATS ARE GOOD WITH ME.))
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Cupp says most cats were abandoned by college students.
Both the town of Blacksburg and Montgomery County have no place for homeless cats and no laws on how many people can have.
Cupp says until they do, he'll take in as many cats as he can ... even though feeding them costs 45 dollars a day.

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Coming up high school girls basketball, we'll hear from UVA about this weekend's win over Duke, plus the Mets and Braves meet tonight.
First our extra point.
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[vo-nat]
[super=75-San Diego, CA;]


This is video of George Stratton on a practice run. The top hydroplane driver from Las Vegas died after he flipped his boat during a test run on Mission Bay.
He had been one of the world's top powerboat racers for two decades and just recently switched to hydroplanes.
Stratton died yesterday after his U-five flipped coming out of the first corner of the race course at 150 miles per hour.
He holds five world speed records and four national championships.
This was the first death in boat racing in 18 years.
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This morning we travel up 81 to visit James River for some girls high school hoop action.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Buchanan/Auburn vs. James River;]


The Lady Knights played host to Auburn. It was the Lady Eagles who would take flight.
Auburn's Stacey Price grabs the rebound, Price races the length of the court and scores with the layup to ignite the Eagles in the first period.
James River hits the boards on the next play. Katie Moore puts back the miss for two of her 10 points on the night.
Auburn's Brittany Kirtner picks the Knight's pocket and makes the move to the hoop as the Eagle lead starts to mount.
[super=33-Auburn/56/James River/41;]


James River's Rachel Smith grabs the rebound and makes the bucket but the Knights fall to Eagles 56 to 41.
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[S-MLB]


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Robert Rhoads threw the first no hitter for the Cleveland Indians franchise yesterday in 1908 and it looked like Bartolo Colon was going to repeat history.
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[VO-NAT]
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Colon was within five outs of a no hitter when Yankee Luis Polonia stepped up to the plate and singles to center. Colon finishes with the one hit shutout and the Indians beat New York two to zero.
[super=03-Atlanta, GA/Fox Sports;]


In Atlanta, the Braves increase their lead in the NL East. Met Mike Hamilton over throws Mike Piazza and Andres Galarraga scores and its one nothing Atlanta in the second.
In the seventh, Brian Jordan homers over the centerfield wall to give Atlanta the Six nothing lead. The Braves lead New York by four games in the NL East after last night's 6-to-3 win.
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[S-Olympics]


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The United States swim team has had a banner Olympics so far.
Lenny Krayzelburg won the gold in the 100 meter backstroke with a time of 53.72 seconds, an Olympic record.
The Ukrainian born American emigrated to the US at the age of 13.
16 year old Megan Quann made good on her promise to dethrone defending champion Penny Heyns of South Africa.
Quann won the gold in the 100 meter breast stroke with a time of one minute 7.05 seconds.
The US men's basketball team plays Italy at 1:30 Tuesday morning and our baseball team is looking for its third straight win when they play the Netherlands at 3:30 tomorrow morning.

[S-UVa]


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[anchor tag anchor tag]
The Virginia Cavaliers continue conference play this weekend with a date with 11th ranked Clemson at Scott Stadium.

Steve Mason has more on this key ACC matchup and a look back at Saturday's win over Duke.
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Virginia receiver Billy McMullen was named the A-C-C's offensive back of the week yesterday after catching eight passes for 189 yards against Duke.
UVA linebacker Byron Thweatt was named defensive back of the week for a career-high 15 tackles.

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The Big East handed out player of the week awards yesterday afternoon. And you're probably not surprised to hear a couple of Hokies picked up the honors.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Saturday; :00]


Michael Vick racked up 104 yards rushing and 120 yards passing and accounted for two TDs. This is the 6th time in his short career that he has won this honor.
And true freshman number 1, Eric Green winning Big East special teams player of the week honors. He disrupted two punts and had an interception.
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[S-Ferrum]


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Ferrum not only picked up its second win of this football season last Saturday, one of its players has been recognized by the conference.
Sophomore Nat Hodges has been named Atlantic Central Conference Player of the Week.
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The defensive back from Rocky Mount, he's number one on your screen, recorded 10 tackles, three solo and one for a loss in the Panthers' 17-to-14 overtime win over Greensboro on Saturday. (------------)