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Coming up on News 7-
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The West Nile virus makes its way to Southwest Virginia. We'll show you how you can help stop the spread of the disease. Plus, Roanoke's calling for changes to the City Market. Vendors want to know if there will still be room for the cooks currently in the various kitchens. And, part of the ironclad U-S-S Moniter is above water for the first time in 140-years.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]


News 7 is next.

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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[VO-NAT]


It's been someone else's worry for the last few years... now the West Nile Virus may be our problem too.
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[ANCHOR=SHannon]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 at 11]


Good evening, I'm Shannon Young.
Jean is off tonight.

[West-Nile]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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Mosquitoes infected with West Nile virus have carried the disease to Southwest Virginia.
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[VO-NAT]


A dead crow found in Patrick County has tested positive for the virus.
The bird found in Claudville is the area's first reported case since West Nile appeared in New York three years ago.
[SUPER=@file]


The virus is spread to humans, birds and other mammals through the bite of an infected mosquito.
There have been no human cases reported in Virginia.
West Nile virus can cause death.
People over 50 are at the greatest risk.
State health officials say the public can help control the spread of the virus.
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[SOT 12:56:29]
[IN Q=MOST OF THOSE SPECIES OF MOSQUITOES]

((DR. SUZANNE JENKINS/VA DEPT OF HEALTH: MOST OF THOSE SPECIES OF MOSQUITOES BREED IN SMALL AMOUNTS OF WATER THAT ARE FOUND IN CONTAINERS IN THE BACKYARD SO GET RID OF THAT WATER. THE SAUCERS UNDER THE PLANTS, THE TOYS THAT ARE LEFT OUT THAT COLLECT WATER, THE TARP ON THE WOODPILE THAT COLLECTS WATER, IF THAT'S THERE FOR A COUPLE OF WEEKS MOSQUITOES ARE GOING TO HATCH OUT.))
[SUPER=01-Dr. Suzanne Jenkins/VA Dept. of Health]
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[OUT Q=GOING TO HATCH OUT.]
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[VO-NAT]


Officials are also asking the public to help monitor the virus by reporting all dead birds to the local health department.
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[City-Council]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=02-18 TC2:03:00]
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The new year will bring new management to the city market building in downtown Roanoke.
But today, city officials reassured tenants of the building they won't be left out in the cold.
Joe Dashiell has the story.
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[IN Q=The city market building]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=@Smith; :16]
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[SUPER=@Burcham; :55]
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((The city market building is a popular destination for the downtown lunch crowd... and an anchor of the market area...
But when rumors of new management surfaced, tenants began to wonder if the food court would survive... And in June they took their concerns to Mayor Ralph Smith.
[SOT]
[IN Q=And there's been a very small]

((RALPH SMITH/MAYOR:AND THERE'S BEEN A VERY SMALL AMOUNT OF TURNOVER. FOR SMALL BUSINESS IT'S BEEN EXCEPTIONAL. AND A NUMBER OF VENDORS HAVE STAYED THERE YEAR AFTER YEAR, AND WE JUST DON'T WANT TO LOSE THAT.)) ((BILL BESTPITCH/ROANOKE CITY COUNCIL: THEY PROVIDE A UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY THAT IS DIFFERENT FROM THE TYPICAL FOOD COURT IN THE TYPICAL SHOPPING MALL WHERE YOU HAVE A BUNCH OF FRANCHISE ESTABLISHMENTS THAT ARE PRETTY MUCH LIKE ANY OTHER ESTBALISHMENT AT ANY OTHER MALL THAT YOU GO TO.))
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[OUT Q=that you go to.]


The city is now searching for a new management company, but officials say they are committed to keeping the food court... and its vendors.
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[IN Q=The city ownw the city market building]

((DARLENE BURCHAM/CITY MANAGER: THE CITY OWNS THE CITY MARKET BUILDING. WE REALIZE THE IMPORTANCE OF THAT BUILDING AND REALLY THE IMPORTANT PART THE VENDORS ON THE FIRST FLOOR MAKE. AND WE'VE SENT THEM LETTERS THAT HOPEFULLY HAVE PROVIDED THE REASSURANCE THAT THEY'RE HERE TO STATE AND WE'RE HERE TO STAY.))
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[OUT Q=here to stay.]


City officials will look for ways to use the upper floors more effectively...but they insist the food court is here to stay.
Burcham says she can't imagine what downtown would be like without it.

Joe Dashiell News 7 Roanoke))[Taliaferro]


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Salem residents showed up by the hundreds tonight to honor their former mayor.
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A reception at the Salem Civic Center drew friends, colleagues and citizens who wanted to pay their respects to Jim Taliaferro and his family.
All remembered him as an independent and honest leader.
Taliaferro retired in 1996 after 22 years in Salem's top office.
He was diagnosed with liver cancer in December.
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[IN Q=Jim just loved]
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((RANDY SMITH/FORMER CITY MANAGER: JIM JUST LOVED SALEM... WE USED TO SAY HE DIDN'T SPEND IT LIKE IT WAS SOMEONE ELSE'S MONEY, HE SPENT IT LIKE IT WAS HIS OWN.))
[sot 12:22:42 - :52]

((THOMAS YEATTS/SALEM RESIDENT: HE TOOK THE TIME TO TALK TO ORDINARY PEOPLE... HE WOULD HEAR YOU OUT.))
[SUPER=01-Randy Smith/Former City Manager; :00]
[SUPER=01-Thomas Yeatts/Salem Resident; :11]
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[OUT Q=hear you out.]
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[VO-NAT]


Taliaferro will be buried tomorrow morning at 10 at East Hill Cemetery.
His family is asking that in lieu of flowers, any donations be made to the D-Day Memorial in Bedford.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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Salem city offices will be closed tomorrow between 9 and noon for the funeral.
Shuttle buses will run from City Hall and the Civic Center to the cemetery tomorrow, starting at 9.

[Monitor-Turret]


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After 140 years on the ocean floor, the gun turret of the civil-war ironclad Monitor has risen above the waves.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Off Cape Hatteras, NC]


Crews aboard the barge hoisting the relic whistled and cheered as the coral-encrusted turret was raised.
An American flag was mounted on it.
The Navy and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration worked together on the six-point-five (m) million dollar project.
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[VO-NAT]


The Monitor's round, revolving turret was a naval innovation that allowed the crew to maneuver out of harm's way while maintaining accurate fire by adjusting the turret-- a feature incorporated in virtually all modern warships.
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[Giles-Murder]


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Officials say a family argument resulted in a deadly shooting in a small Giles County community...
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-White Gate;]

Last Wednesday at this home in White Gate, officials say a 17-year old boy shot his 19-year-old brother. The Commonwealth's Attorney released details about the case today ... saying it was a violent domestic situation. It appears the older brother was fighting with his mother when the younger brother fired a gun. Officials will not release names in the case because the alleged shooter is a minor ... but a neighbor say the man killed was 19-year-old Hazen Smith. There's no word on criminal charges in the case. Prosecutors say they're still conducting interviews.
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[Colclasure]


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The career criminal who tied local law enforcement agencies in knots in the 1980s has died.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New Castle/1989; ]


John Colclasure died on Friday.
During the late 1980s, Colclasure kept police busy with a stream of plausible-sounding tips about where he'd hidden Gene McPherson's remains.
At one time, at least three sheriffs' departments, the State Police, and U. S. Navy divers were involved in searching for the body.
Colclasure indicated he'd been hired for the killing, because of Gene McPherson's involvement in a love triangle.


He may have been stringing police along to avoid a death sentence for at least one other murder.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=What will make]

((REPORTER: What will make you come clean and tell them where the remains are?)) ((JOHN COLCLASURE/CONFESSED KILLER: AGREEMENT NOT TO DIE.))
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[OUT Q=not to die.]
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[VO-NAT]


Colclasure died Friday, in a Southhampton hospital. He'd suffered from liver disease.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Sooner or later]

((B. B. McPHERSON/CRAIG COUNTY SHERIFF: SOONER OR LATER, GOD WILL GET YOU FOR WHAT YOU DO. I THINK, I THINK GOD PUT IT ON HIM. HE SUFFERED A LONG TIME. I THINK HE SUFFERED FOR WHAT HE DID HERE.))
[SUPER=01-B. B. McPherson/Craig Co. Sheriff; :00]
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[OUT Q=he did here.]
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[VO-NAT]


Sheriff McPherson says he still hopes for a tip that will lead him to his brother's body.
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[Harding]


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[***ANCHOR TAG***]
Infamous ice skater Tonya Harding admits she has a drinking problem. As Drew Mikkelsen tells us, the confession may keep Harding out of jail for drunk driving.
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[SUPER=03-Vancouver, WA; :00]
[SUPER=01-Tonya Harding/Admitted Alcoholic; :25]
[SUPER=01-Steve Thayer/Harding's Attorney; :41]
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[OUT Q=what she's supposed to do, the case is dismissed.]
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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Harding was arrested in April after crashing her pickup into a ditch.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[WRITER=dse]
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Still ahead on News 7, the latest on a deadly wall-collapse near Greensboro.
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[VO-NAT]


Plus Israel strikes back after 24 hours of terrorist attacks.
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[Sports-preview]


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[Middle-East]


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Despite continued violence, Israeli and Palestinian officials continue to meet to discuss plans for a cease fire. The goal is for Israeli troops to leave Palestinian areas. Meantime, Israel fired missiles at a suspected weapons factory in the Gaza strip. Aleen Sirgany reports.
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[SUPER=01-Ariel Sharon/Israeli Prime Minister; :34 VERY QUICK]
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((ISRAEL -- RESPONDING TO A RECENT STRING OF DEADLY ATTACKS -- FIRED BACK. THEIR HELICOPTERS LAUNCHED MISSILES AT A SUSPECTED WEAPONS FACTORY...IN THE GAZA STRIP LATE MONDAY. THE STRIKES CAME JUST HOURS AFTER A CAR EXPLODED IN NORTHERN ISRAEL, KILLING ONE PERSON AND INJURING ANOTHER. POLICE SAY THE DEAD PASSENGER WAS APPARENTLY A PALESTINIAN MILITANT ON HIS WAY TO CARRY OUT AN ATTACK... BUT HIS EXPLOSIVES DETONATED PREMATURELY. THE INCIDENT HAPPENED DESPITE AN ISRAELI BAN ON PALESTINIAN TRAVEL IN PARTS OF THE WEST BANK AND GAZA.
(SOT: Ariel Sharon/Israeli Prime Minister)

THE CAR BLAST WAS NOT FAR FROM SUNDAY'S SUICIDE BOMBING ON A BUS THAT KILLED NINE PASSENGERS. THAT WAS FOLLOWED BY MORE ATTACKS THROUGHOUT THE DAY ... INCLUDING AN AMBUSH ON AN ISRAELI COUPLE AND A GUN BATTLE NEAR JERUSALEM'S OLD CITY. THE VIOLENCE REPORTEDLY DID NOT STOP MONDAY'S MEETING BETWEEN AN ISRAELI DEFENSE MINISTER AND PALESTINIAN OFFICIALS. AND PRESIDENT BUSH ... WHO SPOKE BEFORE ISRAEL'S MISSILE ATTACKS ... REMAINED POSITIVE.
(SOT: PRESIDENT BUSH)

I believe we can achieve peace by being strong and determined in parts of the world where peace seems to be far away. I believe we can achieve peace in the Middle East.
(STANDUP; to come )
( HERE IN WASHINGTON...

SECRETARY OF STATE COLIN POWELL...TO MEET WITH PALESTINIAN LEADERS IN WASHINGTON IN NEAR FUTURE.) AS CBS NEWS WASHINGTON))

[Bunn]


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A Postal Service employee pled not guilty today to embezzling funds from the Pembroke Post Office.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

Thirty-one year old Joann Odettea Bunn allegedly stole about seven thousand dollars. Bunn allegedly pocketed the money for money orders she issued and took cash from the stamp vending machine.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[SS=HOLD]

The prosecutor described the thefts as a series of short-term loans Bunn issued herself on a rolling basis over a nine- month period. Since the loss was discovered earlier this year Bunn has moved back to her home of Blacksville, South Carolina.

[Chastang]


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A Roanoke grand jury indicted a young man from Salem today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/August 2001]

Twenty-year old Ben Chastang allegedly got caught up in a drug deal that went sour last summer. His best friend, Ryan Fischer, was shot and killed as he tried to get away. The Grand Jury charged Chastang with distribution of about 200-dollars worth of cocaine the night before the robbery and murder. He's charged with ATTEMPTED distribution of cocaine the night OF the murder near the Z-Mart on Melrose Avenue.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[WRITER=dse]
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A sinkhole swallows up one family's swingset and school plans.
We'll show you when News 7 returns.
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[VO-NAT]


Plus a progress report on the marathon operation to separate two little girls joined at the head.
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[Commercial]

[Wall-Collapse]


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Workers inside a Greensboro Home Depot may have removed temporary braces on a pre-cast concrete wall too early.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Greensboro, NC]


The result-- the wall fell, killing three construction workers while they sat and ate their lunches.
The 30-foot high by 20-foot wide wall toppled just before noon.
A crane had to be brought in to remove an 80-thousand pound section of wall, so the bodies could be recovered.
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[Sinkhole]


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What could have been a tragedy for a Florida family - turned into a heart-sinking surprise.
The Landrie family was returning home from back-to school shopping---
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[VO-NAT 13:20:15]
[SUPER=03-Holiday, FL]
--- when they found much of their yard had gone under -- eaten up by two huge sinkholes.

The larger sinkhole had swallowed their swing set, AND a utility pole - cutting off all the power to the neighborhood.
The second sinkhole was right underneath the childrens' bedrooms. The home is condemned for now.
The family was allowed in only to remove important belongings - but wasn't allowed to enter the bedrooms above the sinkhole. That's a problem for the kids because all their clothes are stuck in the room -- and school starts in a week.
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[Conjoined-Twins]


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Surgery is underway in California to separate twin girls attached at the skull.
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[VO-NAT :18]
[SUPER=03-Los Angeles, CA;]

The one year old Guatamalan girls, both named Maria, were transported to Los Angeles by the non-profit group, Healing the Children. The girls share a skull but have separate brains. Doctors say they're cautiously optimistic. But the surgery, which could take up to 24-hours to complete, is considered risky.
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[IN Q=We know that there's risk...]

((CRIS EMBLETON/DIRECTOR, HEALING THE CHILDREN: WE KNOW THAT THERE'S RISK. BUT, WE ALSO KNOW THAT THERE'S A LOT OF HOPE. WHEN WE CONSIDERED THE RISK, WE THOUGH T OF WHAT WOULD HAPPEN IF WE DIDN'T DO THE SURGERY, AND THAT WAS BY FAR A WORSE NIGHTMARE.))
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[OUT Q=by far a worse nightmare.]
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[VO-NAT]

Physicians are donating their skills but the bill for hospitalization and equipment is still expected to top one and a half million dollars.
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[S-Extra]


[ANCHOR=steve]
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[WRITER=sma]
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Hillcats highlights and we will tell you how Tech football players are beating the heat and the Giants and the Texans NFL action.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Spartanburg, SC; :00]

But first our extra point. The Redskins dropped 38 points on the 49ers and will next try and put points on the board against the Carolina Panthers and their defensive coach John Fox, who offered these thoughts on the Skins. This Saturday Washington and Carolina play in Charlotte.
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[S-NFL]


[ANCHOR=steve]
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[WRITER=sma]
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The New York Giants and the expansion Houston Texans kicked off the Hall of fame game last night.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Canton, OH/ABC; :00]


And the games first score comes from former Cave Spring and Virginia Cavalier Tiki Barber. He takes the ball from quarterback Kerry Collins and runs right and scores. The Giants would lead 7-nothing.
A scary moment for eveyopne when the Texans Leomont Evans, a Saftey, suffered an apparent kneck injury during the first half. He was taken toa local hospital for an MRI and cat san. He does have feeling in his upper body, but not his legs.
Former Fieldale Collinsville and JMU star Delvon Joyce also played for the Giants last night, he is trying to earn a spot on the team.
[SUPER=30-New York/34/Houston/17;]


Houston did also get a 24 yard touchdown pass out of the league's number one pick in quarterback David Carr. The Giants win it 34 to 17.
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[S-ACC]


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Florida State is the writers pick to win the ACC football title this season.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-NCAA; :00]


Maryland brought home the ACC championship last season, but this year the Terps are very young with only 11 seniors.


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[SOT]
[SUPER=01-Ralph Friedgen/Maryland Head Football Coach; :00]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=......learned experience"]
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[VO-NAT]

Perhaps the parity in the ACC is most evident this season with Clemson's pick. The Tigers were chosen to finish fifth and the folks in Clemson, while wishing they were picked higher, are quite outspoken about the strength of ACC football.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Tommy Bowden/Clemson Head Coach; :00]
[RUNS=:18]
[OUT Q=....not a one team conference"]
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[S-UVa]


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[WRITER=sma]
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The Virginia Cavaliers open their ACC schedule August 31st in Talahassee against the Seminoles. The Cavs have been preparing for the heat.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville; :00]


At the practice facility, there are yellow tubs filled with icewater. As we showed you last week, former Fleming standout and now UVa defensive back Jermaine Hardy was taken out of the Cavs locker room in a wheelchair after intense conditioning drills. He was ok and the trainers keep a close eye on the entire team.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Matt Schaub/UVa Quarterback; :00]
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[OUT Q=...in our muscles"]
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[S-Tech]


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[WRITER=mst]
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Virginia Tech has gone to great measures to keep it cool at football practice. Mike Stevens treats us all to some valuable lessons in hydration.
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[SUPER=01-Mike Goforth/Va. Tech Athletic Training Director; :13]
[SUPER=01-Lamar Cobb/Va. Tech Defensive End; :41]
[SUPER=01-Jacob Gibson/Va. Tech Offensive Lineman; :51]
[SUPER=01-Tony Ball/Va. Tech Receivers Coach; 1:11]
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[OUT Q=...NEWS 7 SPORTS]
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[S-Hidden]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
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High school football practice began all over the valley yesterday. The New Hidden Valley High school Titans opened a new era yesterday.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00]

Because parts of the building are still under construction, the players were unable to get inside yesterday and use their lockerooms. Instead, signs at the entrance of the school instructed them to head at the field house at Cave Spring Middle School. They had to dress there and then bus back to Hidden Valley.
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[SUPER=01-Steve Magenbauer/Hidden Valley Head Coach; :01]
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[OUT Q=...THE SCHOOL."]
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[VO NAT CON'T] The practice field is less than ideal at this point with mounds of dirt still surrounding it from the irrigation system. Workers were on site yesterday afternoon trying to get that system up and running later today. In all, it's just part of the process of starting a new school and a new football team.
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[IN Q=WE DID HAVE...]
[SUPER=01-Dennis Layman/Hidden Valley Athletic Director; :00]
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[OUT Q=...ON SCHEDULE."]
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[VO NAT CON'T]
While the Titans have little experience, their numbers are good. 55 players were on hand for the first practice.

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[S-Hillcats]


[ANCHOR=steve]
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[WRITER=sma]
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Over in Lynchburg last night, the Hillcats played host to the Potomac Cannons in a Carolina League ball game.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg/Cannons vs. Hillcats; :00]


To Merritt-Hutchinson Stadium we go where it was a perfect night for America's favorite pastime.
We pick up the action in the top of the fifth. The Cannons Ryan Hamill takes the ball all the way to the centerfield wall, the hit plates two runs and the count is 5-3 Potomac out in front.
[SUPER=37-Potomac/5/Lynchburg/3;]


Then, in the bottom of the sixth, the Hillcats Yurendell DeCaster scoops the rock up at third base and guns it to second for the out, but the Cannons go on to win this one 5-3
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[S-Dbacks]


[ANCHOR=steve]
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[WRITER=sma]
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In major league baseball yesterday, Randy Johnson threw a two-hitter and Arizona completed a four-game sweep of the Mets 2-to-0.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY/ESPN; :00]


The 16 and 4 Johnson struck out the first six Mets and finished with eleven K's. He leads the league with 226 strikeouts, seven more than teammate Curt Schilling.
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Craig Counsell snapped a scoreless tie with a run-scoring double in the sixth. Matt Williams added a seventh-inning homer as the D-Backs expanded their lead in the N-L West to seven games over Los Angeles. (------------)