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Coming up on News 7-
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He resigned as speaker.. now will he resign as delegate? The latest on Vance Wilkins.
A train jumps the tracks... dozens of cars ar involved.
And some local girls are hot on the softball diamond- We'll check it out-
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Plus some hot days ahead-
News 7 at Eleven is next.[Open]
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Official word should come within days. Former Speaker Vance Wilkins is ending his 24 year political career.
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[Wilkins]


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Sources tell us the veteran lawmaker will announce tomorrow or Wednesday that he is resigning his seat in the House of Delegates.
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Wilkins has represented Amherst as a delegate since 1978.
He was sworn in as the state's first Republican Speaker in 2000.
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Revelations about the settlement of a sexual harassment case forced Wilkins to resign as Speaker last month.
Wilkins stepped down as Speaker on June 15 but did not resign his seat.
The House Republican Caucus meets on Saturday to choose Wilkins' successor.
Sources say the former Speaker's resignation of his delegate seat will take effect August 15th.
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Many investors are wondering what will happen tomorrow when stock markets re-open. Today was a wild one by almost any standard.
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The Dow was down as much as 436 points this afternoon before a huge rebound limited the loss to 45. And NASDAQ actually rose .. UP 9 points, after being down as much as 58.
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No doubt ... corporate fraud has investors scared- Tonight the Senate tried to do something about it.
Senators passed the most sweeping changes in corporate accountability since the Depression.
The bill creates stiffer penalties and jail terms for fraud- and tightens oversight of the accounting industry.
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President Bush is pushing for a crackdown on corporate America- today telling a crowd in Alabama coporate America must behave-
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((PRESIDENT BUSH: IT IS IMPORTANT FOR CORPORATE AMERICA TO HEAR THIS CALL. IN ORDER TO BE A RESPONSIBLE AMERICAN YOU MUST BEHAVE RESPONSIBLY. WE EXPECT THERE TO BE FULL DISCLOSURE OF ASSETS AND LIABILITIES. WE EXPECT THERE TO BE FAIR ACCOUNTING PRACTICES. WE EXPECT YOU TO TREAT YOUR INVESTORS AND EMPLOYEES WITH THE RESPECT THEY DESERVE.))
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The bi-partisan bill that passed the Senate must first be reconciled with a House version passed in April.



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[Train-Derail]


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A fiery train derailment in Wisconsin-
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The pictures from the sky show the mess- Between 24 and 30 train cars derailed.
The Canadian National freight train jumped the tracks mid afternoon and caught fire in Washington County- northwest of Milwaukee.
The train was heading north from Chicago to Winnipeg, Canada-
Hazmat teams were called in- although no official word on what the train was carrying.
No reports of any injuries in the derailment.
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[Lindh]


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The man known as the American Taliban has changed his plea to guilty- and made a deal that'll allow him to get out prison while still a relatively young man.
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John Walker Lindh told the judge that he was guilty of supplying services to the Taliban and carrying explosives during the commission of a felony.
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((PAUL MCNULTY/U.S. ATTORNEY: THE DEFENDANT SAWT HE STRENGH OF OUR CASE IN TRIAL WE WOULD HAVE PREVAILED ON ALL COUNTS.))
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Lindh told the judge- "I provided services as a soldier to the Tablian from August to November of last year- and carried a rifle and two grenades. I did so knowingly and willingly knowing it was illegal.
Today his family members said they still support him.
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(( MANY PEOPLE BELIEVE THAT THEY KNOW WHO AND WHAT JOHN IS. WHAT THEY MAY NOT KNOW IS THAT JOHN IS HONEST, KIND, HUMBLEAND A LOVING SON. HE IS ALSO A DEVOUT MUSLIM.)) [BUTT TO] [1:43] ((TELL ME WHO HE HURT. WHO DID JOHN WALKER LINDH HURT? HE DIDN'T HURT ANYBODY.))
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As part of the plea Lindh has agreed to proivde information he may have on the Taliban- He also withdrew claims that he was mistreated while in custody.
Lindh will be free when he is 41 years old.
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Locally, a special prosecutor is expected to handle the case against Giles County's sheriff-- who faces felony and misdemeanor charges.
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[Take Falls FS] Larry Falls was arrested over the weekend for breaking and entering with the intent to commit assault and battery. He is currently out on bond. An arrest warrant says Falls broke into his sister in law's house demanding to see his wife.
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Falls is referring all questions to his lawyer who did not return our calls today.


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They're everywhere this week .. or so it seems. Thousands of softball players in the Roanoke Valley .. competing in the N-S-A Girls Fast Pitch Class B World Series. Some of the teams have traveled a long way .. while others are hitting the diamond much closer to home. Teresa Hamilton caught up with one local team that's much more than sugar and spice.
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Fast pitch softball is one of the fastest growing sports in the country-- a game that relies on speed as well as skill and determination.
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((I'VE PITCHED ALL MY LIFE AND PLAYED ALL MY LIFE.))
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Jessica Miller of Amherst is a pitcher for the Virginia Extreme Force-- a team comprised of girls 14 and under from across the area.
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((JESSICA MILLER/AMHERST: YOU'RE SO SOFT SPOKEN BUT WHEN YOU'RE OUT THERE YOU MEAN BUSINESS DON'T YOU. YES, I DO.))
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A feeling that runs deep among Jessica's teammates.
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((jaimie phillips/roanoke co.:WHAT DO YOU THINK WHEN YOU'RE UP THERE AND THE BALLS COMING AT YOU? KILL THE BALL, I WANT TO SWING HARD AND JUST HIT IT IN THE OUTFIELD.))
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In fact-- for some of the girls hitting the dirt might just be the best part.
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((amy betterton/franklin co.: YOU GET TO STEAL AND SLIDE A LOT... AND GETTING DIRTY.))
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((ALL OF THE GIRLS ON THE TEAM WE'RE LIKE SISTERS.))
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Something they'll take with them-- whether they win or lose. Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7, Roanoke Co. ))



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One has a million bucks in the bank, the other has very little. Still ahead, Boucher and Katzen file campaign reports.
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And the woman convicted of the California dog-mauling death learns how much time she'll spend in prison.
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(( Hey folks Mike Stevens back in the News 7 Sports office as the Avs return home for their first game since July 3rd.

The WNBA invades Washington tonight for the league's annual all-star game. The Big East sets the calendar for season's to come on the gridiron. We'll see how some minor leaguers are making the switch to wood. And police say the stains in Iverson's Cadillac are not blood. Details tonight on the Big 7.))


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Four years in prison for Marjorie Knoller- the woman convicted in a dog mauling death in California.
Bus As Jim Acosta reports- Knoller today showed no remorse in court- continuing to insist the death was not her fault.
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((Four years in state prison." SCOLDED FOR BEING INCAPABLE OF CONTROLLING HER DOGS MARJORIE KNOLLER SHOWED NO EMOTION AS A JUDGE SENTENCED HER TO FOUR YEARS IN PRISON FOR THE MAULING DEATH OF HER NEIGHBOR.
Judge James Warren, San Francisco Superior Court Judge You knew these dogs were dangerous you took them outside anyway.
LAST YEAR KNOLLERS TWO MASSIVE DOGS ATTACKED AND KILLED DIANE WHIPPLE AS THE COLLEGE LACROSSE COACH TRIED TO ENTER HER APARTMENT.
A JURY FIRST FOUND KNOLLER GUILTY OF SECOND DEGREE MURDER. BUT THE JUDGE THREW OUT THAT CONVICTION SAYING THE CHARGE DID NOT FIT THE CRIME -- OPTING INSTEAD FOR INVOLUNTARY MANSLAUGHTER -- THE SAME CHARGE THAT CONVICTED KNOLLER'S HUSBAND -- ROBERT NOEL. BEFORE HER SENTENCE BECAME OFFICIAL KNOLLER WAS ASKED ONE LAST TIME BY PROSECUTORS TO APOLOGIZE FOR HER DOGS ACTIONS BUT SHE REFUSED. KNOLLER CONTENDS WHIPPLE'S DEATH WAS NOT HER FAULT. THE EMOTIONAL LAST DAY IN THE CASE LEFT NOT JUST WHIPPLES LIVE-IN PARTNER BUT THE PROSECUTOR WIPING AWAY TEARS IN THE COURTROOM. Sharon Smith, Whipples Partner "....Very happy because shes on her way to prison. James Hammer , Prosecutor These are two people who said they would never be punished. Now they are being punished. There is some sense of justice in that. PROSECUTORS CLAIM KNOLLER...WHO IS AN ATTORNEY - PERJURED HERSELF AT LEAST 52 TIMES. THE JUDGE SAID HE TOOK KNOLLERS LYING INTO CONSIDERATION IN HANDING DOWN THE TOUGHEST POSSIBLE SENTENCE. WITH TIME SERVED SO FAR KNOLLER WILL SERVE 14 MORE MONTHS IN STATE PRISON. BUT PROSECUTORS ARE APPEALING THE JUDGES DECISION TO THROW OUT THE MURDER CONVICTION. JA CBS LA.))



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Congressman Rick Boucher has a huge "fund-raising leg-up" on challenger Jay Katzen. The latest Federal Election Committee financial records reveal Boucher has loads of cash on hand for his re-election effort, while Katzen has very little.
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[Take Boucher Campaign FS 1501]
Boucher, who sits on the influential House Commerce Committee, has over one million dollars in his campaign coffers. [Take Page 1504]
In the last six week reporting period, Boucher raised 65 thousand dollars in personal and corporate contributions. [Take Katzen Campaign FS 1505]
Jay Katzen, who wants to unseat the 10 term lawmaker, reports only nine thousand dollars on hand. [Take Page 1508]
His fund-raising in recent weeks has brought in just over 32 thousand dollars .. about half the amount Boucher raised.
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Members of Roanoke City Council say they don't want politics to derail the water talks that are now under way.
Today, they encouraged the valley's elected leaders to let city and county administrators work without interference.
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City and county officials began formal talks on Friday... negotiations that could lead to a regional water authority.
Today, Council Member Bill Bestpitch praised Mayor Ralph Smith for saying that administrators should be allowed to conduct the initial discussions on their own.
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((BILL BESTPITCH: I THINK YOU'RE EXACTLY RIGHT SIR, I THINK THIS IS THE TIME FOR US TO TRUST OUR CITY MANAGER AND HER STAFF, THE COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR AND HIS STAFF TO GET TOGETHER AND WORK OUT THE INITIAL OUTLINE OF THE AGREEMENT.))
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Bestpitch and other members of city council say they will be involved at the appropriate time. But for now, they say they will allow officials to lay the groundwork for a successful agreement.
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For the fourth time since 1989, the Lynchburg police department is looking to become one of the few, the proud... the accredited.
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Next month, a team of national accreditation assessors will visit the Hill City to examine the department's policies and procedures.
The agency must comply with 368 national standards of excellence for law enforcement.
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((LT. STEVE POWELL/LYNCHBURG POLICE DEPT.: EVERY STANDARD THAT WE HAVE TO COMPLY WITH IS LOOKED AT, THERE'S FILES KEPT ON THEM AND WE HAVE TO SHOW PROOF THAT WE'RE DOING WHAT THE STANDARD REQUIRES US TO DO. AND IF THEY FIND SOMETHING THAT THEY THINK WE DON'T HAVE ENOUGH PROOF FOR, I THINK IN OUR CASE IT WILL JUST BE A MATTER OF FINDING WHAT THEY WANT TO PUT IN THERE, BECAUSE WE STAY RIGHT ON TOP OF THE ISSUES HERE.))
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Citizens will have a chance to voice their opinions at a public hearing on August 5th.
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New help, and new hope for heart transplant patients. Still ahead, a device that that keeps things going until a new heart arrives.
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And the story of a man who's lucky to be alive. He's found inside a garbage truck .. before it's too late.
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[Transplant-Device]


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[**ANCHOR TAG**] In medical news tonight .. patients with failing hearts, and waiting for transplants, now have a new option to consider. It's a mechanical pump that takes pressure off the heart, while keeping the patient alive. Christine Miles has more on the device that can help patients live until doctors find the right match.
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"11:05 click click click" "12:17 its' amazing to me"
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TWO SMALL PUMPS ON HER ABDOMEN, NOW DO THE JOB THAT HER HEART USED TO DO.
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AT AGE 49, THIS MOTHER OF THREE, KATHLEEN BOYD IS THE FIRST PATIENT AT PROVIDENCE HEART INSTITUTE TO USE A VENTRICULAR ASSIST DEVICE.
TAKE: BITE "3:35 previously we could only support a heart that was failing on the left side only and now this gives us the mechanically abaility to support the left and right side of the heart."
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HERE'S HOW IT WORKS.... THERE ARE TWO BLOOD PUMPS POSITIONED OUTSIDE OF THE BODY AND CONNECTED TO TUBES INSERTED INTO THE HEART. THE PUMP HAS A RIGID PLASTIC CASE THAT CONTAINS A FLEXIBLE PUMPING SAC. BLOOD IS INJECTED FROM THE PUMP--WHEN THE PUMPING SAC IS COMPRESSED BY AIR FROM EXTERNAL CONTROLS.
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BOYD WILL USE THE DEVICE UNTIL A DONOR HEART BECOMES AVAILABLE OR IF HER OWN HEART REPAIRS ITSELF. DOCTORS SAYS THAT IS POSSIBLE BECAUSE THE DEVICE IS NOW DOING ALL THE WORK.
TAKE: BITE "6:08 to see her get better where before she had no chance makes it all worth while for us."
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BOYD SAYS MORE PEOPLE WHO NEED A HEART SHOULD CONSIDER THIS NEW DEVICE...
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AND GIVE MORE PATIENTS LIKE BOYD, A SECOND CHANCE AT LIFE..))
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That was Christine Miles reporting. One final note, the device allows patients to get out of bed and walk around, but they have to stay in the hospital until a heart donor becomes available.





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A garbage truck driver was making his normal rounds this morning .. when he heard something that was clearly NOT normal .. someone hollering from the back.
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It's a good thing he heard the screams.
Rescuers found 45-year old Charles Taylor, of Sacramento California trapped in the truck. Authorities say he had somehow survived one compaction cycle before he was discovered. Rescuers say Taylor was apparently in a trash bin when it was emptied a short time before. We don't have word on why he was in the bin. Taylor is being treated for scrapes and bruises .. but otherwise, he seems to be OK.
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The Avs return home tonight. The WNBA all-star game was tonight in Washington. Highlights from both our on the way - plus Travis Wells will make us a little batty. But first in tonight's Extra Point -
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Philadelphia police tonight are saying that the stains found in Allen Iverson's car, initially believed by investigators to be smeared blood, are not blood at all. Detectives found broken glass in the Cadillac Escalade frequently driven by Iverson's wife, but a police officer tonight said said the stains are unrelated. Iverson faces four felony counts and a number of misdemeanors for an incident two weekends ago. He is scheduled to turn himself in to authorities tomorrow.
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We get started tonight at the place affectionately known as the phone both - the MCI Center - in the nation's capital - where tonight the WNBA held its all-star game.
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The fourth annual game was a complete sellout complete with local talent like former UVa great Dawn Staley of the Charlotte Sting. Another former UVa star Aaron Brooks looked on as Staley took this awesome no-look pass and dropped in the layin. Rookie Sue Bird would counter with a little magic of her own as she fires the pass to Tina Thompson for the hoop as she gets the roll. Here's the move of the night - Charlotte Sting star Andrea Stinson with the spin, the glide and the fingeroll.
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But the West again beats the East - which has never won this all-star game 81-to-76 as Lisa Leslie earns MVP honors.
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The Salem Avalanche began a seven game home stand tonight after being on the road for almost two weeks.
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The Avs returned home to start a four game streak with the Potomac Cannons as the Salem Fair continued to clear out of the Salem Civic Center parking lot. The game started off slow until the top of the fourth inning when Potomac's Aaron Fera hit this solo homerun to put the Cannons up one to nothing. Later in the same inning, Jeremy Luster hits this ball off the center field wall to score two. And Potomac is up three to nothing. In the top of the sixth, Luster hits one to left field to score two more and gives the Cannons a five to nothing lead.
In the bottom of the same inning, Salem's Jorge Piedra hits one down the first base line to score Cory
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Sullivan. Then, Ronnie Merrill scores on this fielder's choice hit by Brad Hawpe. But, the Avs effort is not enough and Potomac goes on to win eight to two. Salem has now lost five in a row.
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In Appalachian League play tonight - Martinsville ____ Bristol and Pulaski _____ Danville.
Many of the players on these teams are in their first year of using a wooden bat - instead of an aluminum one. Travis Wells recently talked to some Appy League and Carolina league players about the need to recycle their aluminum.

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((Nats :crack, ping..The most obvious difference between wooden and aluminum bats is the sound. But hitters are more concerned with the end results than acoustics.
Chris: Edmund:
Butch Wynegar played in the big leagues for 13 seasons and is now the roving hitting instructor for the Texas Rangers. He's seen many minor leaguers try and make the adjustment from aluminum to wood. Wynegar says the key is in finding the sweet spot, which decreases dramatically with the wooden bat, from about 7 inches to an inch.
Butch:
Unlike aluminum, wood also magnifies a hitter's mistakes.
Butch:
So mechanics, not material makes the difference. Travis Wells, News 7 Sports.))













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Virginia Tech and the rest of the Big East football members got their schedules jostled a bit today. Beginning in 2005 each member will experience a change or two in its schedule rotation.
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For the Hokies - it means that in odd years beginning in 2005 - Tech will host Boston College, Pittsburgh and Miami at Lane Stadium. Beginning in 2006 and for the even years after that - Tech will have home contests with Rutgers, Syracuse, West Virginia and newcomer Connecticut.
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UVa football has set its kickoff time for its season opener against Colorado State. The Jim Thorpe Classic on Thursday night, August 22nd, will kickoff at 7:30 eastern from Scott Stadium.


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In one other hoops note from the women's hardwood tonight.
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Washington & Lee women's basketball coach Janet Hollack, who spent the past two seasons at W&L, has resigned to pursue other coaching possibilities at the division one and division two levels. Hollack's teams won 20 games during her two years in Lexington. She came to W&L after spending seven seasons in 1990's as an associate head coach at Brown University. W&L has begun the search for her successor.
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Lance Armstrong has been fairly quiet during this year's Tour De France, but the three-time champ is definitely picking up the pace.
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Armstrong was outstanding in today's individual time trial and as a result he passed six competitors and moved all the way from 8th to 2nd in the standings. Yellow jersey holder Igor Gonzalez Galdeano finished fourth today and remains the overall leader. But Armstrong is getting ready for his specialty - the mountain stages - that begin on Thursday.
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95-dollars may seem like a lot to pay for a T-shirt to YOU, but to some young people in New York City - it's well worth it.
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This hot new fashion item is a T-shirt from Ohio, and it's giving designer ones a run for their money.
Now selling for $95-dollars on the streets of Manhattan - it's made its way from (Ih-LEER-ia) Elyria, Ohio -- after being featured on a model in the new issue of SEVENTEEN magazine. The trendy cotton blend shirt is the official Elyria Youth Sports shirt - and is actually given away for free to anyone who signs up for city sports, or sold for three bucks. The profits go towards the city's parks and recreation department, who now says because of the shirt's success - it m(------------) ay copyright the logo.