Coming up on News 7-
A Henry County man is behind bars accused of robbing a local bank.
The community helps raise thousands of dollars for Jennifer Short.
Ground is broken for a new mission in Roanoke.
Plus, Brent says the sunny weather will continue.
News 7 is next.
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((WE WANT TO THANK EVERYBODY AND KEEP ON PRAYING FOR HER THAT WE'LL BE ABLE TO BRING HER BACK SAFELY.))
[OUT Q=bring her back safely.]
A fundraiser for a missing Henry County girl surpasses expectations... as hundreds rally behind the missing nine year old.
[GRAPHIC=News 7 at 11]
Good evening, I'm Teresa Hamilton.
Hundreds showed up for today's fundraiser-- which netted more than 35- hundred dollars.
Jennifer Short's family organized today's barbecue-- as a way to raise money for a reward fund established in the little girl's name.
The nine year old's been missing since last month-- when her parents were discovered shot to death in their Oak Level home.
Family members are hopeful a large reward will encourage someone to step forward with information.
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[IN Q=Right now ]
[SUPER=01-Natalie Silvercloud/Jennifer's Great-Aunt; :00]
[SUPER=01-Frank Arrington/Jennifer's Great-Uncle; :08]
((NATALIE: RIGHT NOW I FEEL LIKE MY BODY'S HERE MY HEARTS OUT THERE WHEREVER SHE MAY BE.
FRANK: THE FAMILY'S STILL UNDER A LOT OF STRESS, IT'S THE NOT KNOWING THAT HURTS BUT WE'RE COPING NOW, A LOT BETTER THAN IN THE PAST... .WE'RE, WE'RE COPING.))
[OUT Q=we're coping. ]
Family members say they expected the community to lend its support-- but never expected to raise as much money as they did today.
A new mission is underway in Roanoke.
A ground breaking took place today for the Rescue Mission's new women and children's center.
But as Justin McLeod found out-- the project is still missing two major components.
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[IN Q=NAT SOUND OF GROUP SINGING]
[SUPER=01-Joy Sylvester-Johnson/Rescue Mission; :15]
[SUPER=01-Frank Spencer/Area Resident; 1:16]
[OUT Q=JM, News 7, Roanoke]
((((NAT SOUND OF GROUP SINGING AT 28:01))
With a little song and dance, the Rescue Mission launched the next phase of its multi-million dollar expansion project.
It will consist of a recovery program for women and their children.
[IN Q=There are four thousand]
((JOY SYLVESTER-JOHNSON/RESCUE MISSION: THERE ARE FOUR THOUSAND CHEMICALLY ADDICTED WOMEN IN ROANOKE RIGHT NOW AND 15-HUNDRED OF THEM HAVE DEPENDENT CHILDREN. AND THE RESCUE MISSION WANTS TO MAKE SURE THOSE PEOPLE HAVE AN OPTION, PEOPLE WITH NO INSURANCE, PEOPLE WHO REALLY NEED TREATMENT WHO DON'T WANT TO LOSE CUSTODY OF THEIR CHILDREN.))
[OUT Q=custody of their children]
So the Rescue Mission will construct a new shelter across the street from the current facility here on Dale Avenue.
It will house emergency beds for families and efficiency apartments for women and children as well as an infirmary.
The total price tag is more than 3 million dollars.
But the Rescue Mission still needs to raise another million.
[IN Q=Another problem for]
((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: ANOTHER PROBLEM FOR THE RESCUE MISSION IS THE FACT THAT A LOT OF ITS NEIGHBORS STILL STRONGLY OPPOSE THIS PROJECT. THEY FEAR ONCE THIS CENTER IS UP AND RUNNING IT WILL BRING EVEN MORE VAGRANTS AND TRANSIENTS HERE TO SOUTHEAST ROANOKE.))
[OUT Q=to southeast Roanoke]
((NAT SOUND OF GUY SAYING "WE FEEL IT SHOULD TO BE BUILT IN ANOTHER AREA OTHER THAN SOUTHEAST; TAPE 02-08 45:46))
The opposition took their fight to City Hall back in March.
In the end, city council approved the zoning for the project.
Now several months later, some residents are packing up and selling their houses.
[IN Q=If our city government]
((FRANK SPENCER/AREA RESIDENT: IF OUR CITY GOVERNMENT, THE MAYOR, AND THE CITY COUNCIL DON'T CARE ABOUT SOUTHEAST WHY SHOULD THE PEOPLE LIVE HERE CARE ABOUT IT.))
[OUT Q=care about it]
The Rescue Mission says it wants to be a good neighbor and believes residents will eventually come around.
But for now, the debate continues on whether the project will do more harm than good.
Justin McLeod, News 7, Roanoke.))
A Bedford man will spend the next 22- years in prison for killing his estranged wife.
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43- year old Roy Denver Sluder was sentenced yesterday for the shooting death of his wife, Loria back in 1995.
Authorities first thought the woman's death was a suicide, but later charged her husband after completing new tests on crime scene evidence.
Prosecutors argued that Roy Sluder killed his wife after he learned she was seeing another man.
A Henry County man is in custody tonight charged with armed robbery.
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27- year old Gary William Carr is accused of robbing the Patrick Henry National Bank in Collinsville yesterday.
Authorities say money and a weapon have both been recovered.
Carr is being held without bond.
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President Bush says he "doesn't know what more evidence we need" to make the case for taking action against Saddam Hussein.
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The president said that as British Prime Minister Tony Blair touched down at Camp David for talks about the Iraqi President.
The two met to convince allies Saddam Hussein IS developing weapons of mass destruction and must be confronted with force.
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[IN Q=I think we have]
((TONY BLAIR/BRITISH PRIME MINISTER: I THINK WE HAVE LEARNED ENOUGH, AFTER THE EVENTS OF LAST YEAR, PARTICULARLY THE TERRIBLE EVENTS OF THE ELEVENTH OF SEPTEMBER THAT IF THERE IS SUCH A THREAT, IT'S BETTER TO CONFRONT IT, AND TO DEAL WITH IT.))
[SUPER=01-Tony Blair/British Prime Minister;]
[OUT Q=to deal with it]
This Thursday President Bush will address the United Nations where he's expected to challenge world leaders to take action to disarm Hussein.
An incident in Vinton today caused widespread pandemonium.
At least it was designed to be that way.
Today, the Vinton Fire and Rescue held a mock disaster drill at the Southern States facility on Walnut Avenue.
The scenario involved a truck backing up into a train-- causing a hazardous chemical leak.
Fire crews say the location for the drill made perfect sense.
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[IN Q=The location that we're at]
((DOUG ADAMS/RESCUE CHIEF: THE LOCATION THAT WE'RE AT HERE AT SOUTHERN STATES AT THE EIGHTH STREET CROSSING IS AN ACTIVE CROSSING AND EXACTLY THE SCENARIO THAT WE'RE DOING CAN HAPPEN ANYTIME. YOU JUST GOT TO BE READY TO DO THINGS LIKE THIS AND BE READY PREPARED AND WORK THROUGH A SCENARIO SO THAT WHEN SOMETHING TRULY DOES HAPPEN IF IT EVER HAPPENS, WE'RE PREPARED AND READY TO DO IT, WE'RE READY TO ACT.))
[SUPER=01-Doug Adams/Rescue Chief]
[OUT Q=we're ready to act]
Nearly forty people took part in today's drill.
It involved firefighters, E-M-T's, railroad personnel as well as lifeguard ten.
A fire heavily damaged a home in Southeast Roanoke this morning.
The fire broke out just before 10:30 in the fifteen hundred block of Campbell Avenue.
Firefighters arrived to find the house engulfed in smoke.
Investigators believe the fire started in the basement and then quickly spread to the attic.
The home is a total loss.
Damage estimates top nearly fifty thousand dollars.
Four firefighters were treated for minor injuries-- including one for heat exhaustion and another for burns.
Firefighters in another part of our region received a very big thank you today.
Virginia's Department of Forestry held a Wild land Firefighter Appreciation Day at Camp Powhatan in Pulaski County.
It was a day full of fun, food, and friendly competition.
Some of the events consisted of a trivia contest, a fitness test, and a fire shelter relay.
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[IN Q=This is a good way]
((DAVID COOPER/VA DEPT. OF FORESTRY: THIS IS A GOOD WAY FOR THEM TO SHARPEN SOME OF THEIR SKILLS. IT ALSO A GOOD WAY TO BUILD CAMARADERIE BETWEEN THE COUNTRY CREWS BECAUSE CREWS MAYBE TOGETHER IN A DIFFERENT COUNTY AND THIS WILL JUST ENABLE THEM TO KNOW EACH OTHER TO KNOW THE WEAKNESSES AND THE STRENGTHS OF THE OTHER CREWS AND THEREFORE THEY WILL PERFORM BETTER ON THE FIRELINES FOR US.))
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[OUT Q=firelines for us]
More than 50- firefighters from eight counties took part in today's event.
It's been a Hollywood diet for decades, and now it's finally getting some approval from dietitians. That story just ahead on News 7 at 11...
and the Virginia State Police is hoping some hot wheels will encourage more people to join the force...
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((Hey, folks. Travis Wells in the Big 7 Sports office. Coming up, the Cavs and Gamecocks trade blows in Charlottesville, while the 'Canes blow thru Gainesville. VMI flexes some muscle and gets to two and oh for the first time in 21 years. Darrell Green has been a Redskin for nearly that long. Come along for the ride in sports.))
The Virginia State Police is looking for a few good men and women.
Today, they held a recruitment fair at the Tanglewood Mall.
Currently, the agency is short nearly two hundred troopers statewide.
Officials blame the problem on the overall good economy and a lack of good pay.
Job fairs like this one at the mall are a new way for the State Police to find recruits.
Troopers handed out applications and also displayed the new State Police Camaro.
A diet plan that's kept Hollywood's most glamorous in shape for years now has the stamp of approval from fitness experts.
Meg Farris has the story.
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[IN Q=For nearly 15 years]
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[SUPER=10-Lance Green/Exercise Psychologist; :27 ]
[SUPER=01-Meg Farris/Reporting; 1:20 ]
[SUPER=10-Byron Richard/Diabetes Educator; 2:00 ]
[OUT Q=MF for CBS News]
((FOR NEARLY 15 YEARS NOW THE HEALTH EXPERTS HAVE BEEN TELLING US ALL WE
NEEDED WAS A HALF HOUR OF EXERCISE DAILY.. AND THAT A DIET HIGHER IN
CARBOHYDRATES... LOWER IN FAT AND EVEN LOWER IN PROTEIN WAS GOOD... IN
FACT ALL OF OUR FOOD LABELS WERE BASED ON THIS..AS WELL AS GOVERNMENT
POLICY..... BUT NOW AFTER COMBING THROUGH THOUSANDS OF NEW STUDIES.....
THE EXPERTS SAY AMERICANS NEED TO CHANGE....TO TIGHTEN UP EVEN MORE.
((LANCE GREEN/TULANE/EXERCISE PSYCHOLOGIST: WELL AS A SOCIETY AND A LOT OF REASONS FACTORING INTO IT WE JUST
AREN'T AS PHYSICALLY ACTIVE AS WE COULD BE AND SHOULD BE. WHY? WHAT IS
EVERYONE SO AFRAID OF WHEN YOU KNOW IT'S GOOD FOR YOU. WELL THERE IS AN
ELEMENT OF WORK TO IT AND THERE'S AN ELEMENT OF DEDICATION AND
PERSISTENCE THAT YOU HAVE TO STICK TO IT AND WHAT WE ARE LOOKING AT IS A
LIFESTYLE CHANGE FOR MOST))
LET'S START WITH EXERCISE... IT'S CLEAR EXERCISE IS STRONGLY ASSOCIATED
WITH HEALTH... PEOPLE WHO DO IT ARE THE ONES WHO KEEP THEIR WEIGHT
DOWN. SO NOW THE INSTITUTE OF MEDICINE'S FOOD AN NUTRITION BOARD SAYS WE
NEED AN HOUR A DAY OF EXERCISE... THAT'S DOUBLE THE HALF HOUR THAT THE
SURGEON GENERAL RECOMMENDS. THIS COULD KEEP YOUR FREE OF DEADLY
DISEASES SUCH AS HEART DISEASE AND CANCER. AND IT IS THE BELIEVE OF SOME
THAT CORPORATE AMERICA SHOULD MAKE IT PART OF THE CULTURE....OFFERING
FLEX TIME AND CASH INCENTIVES TO EMPLOYEES WHO WORKOUT.
((MEG RYAN/REPORTING: AND THAT INCENTIVE COMES BACK TO HELP THE
COMPANY BECAUSE FOR EVERY DOLLAR A COMPANY INVESTS IN IT'S EMPLOYEE'S
HEALTH IT GETS A 3-7 DOLLAR RETURN SO IT'S NOT IT'S NOT ONLY GOOD FOR
HEALTH BUT IT'S GOOD FOR THE BOTTOM LINE ))
AND WHAT ABOUT DIET? WELL NOW THE EXPERTS SAY THAT MANY OF US SHOULD BE
LOWERING OUR CARBOHYDRATES... MAKING THEM COME FROM FRUITS AND
VEGETABLES RATHER THAN BREADS AND RICES...AND RAISING OUR GOOD FATS
AND PROTEIN LIKE IN NUTS...AND SALMON TUNA TURKEY CHICKEN..AND SOY
PRODUCTS LIKE SOY MILK. THEY SAY WE ARE EATING WAY TOO MUCH SATURATED
FAT.... LIKE IN FATTY BURGERS AND THE EXPERTS SAY NO LEVEL AT ALL OF THE
HYDROGENATED OILS IN COOKIES, CRACKERS AND BAKED GOODS FAST FOODS AND
SOME DAIRY FOODS IS SAFE..... AND THE SUGARY BEVERAGES.. AND THE
STARCHES MUST BE STRICTLY MANAGED AS WELL.
((BYRON RICHARD/TULANE/DIABETES EDUCATOR: LOOK AT THE EXAMPLE OF A 3 INCH POTATO VERSUS A 3 INCH
TOMATO AND ONE HAS 4 TIMES THE CALORIES THE POTATO VERSES THE TOMATO))
THE CHANGE MAY BE A SACRIFICE FOR SOME...... BUT ONE THAT PAYS OFF IN
HUGE REWARDS LATER. MEG FARRIS FOR CBS NEWS.))
Still to come on News 7 at 11, in front of the national spotlight U-V-A tries to tame the South Carolina Gamecocks... Highlights are coming up in sports....
and also, now you can take a tour of a local mansion that has ties to the Revolutionary War... We'll tell you where it is coming up...
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Half a mile beyond locked gates in Halifax County sits what may be one of the crown jewels of the South.
Until last month, only a select group was allowed inside.
But now, as Shannon Young tells us in this week's Time Off, the doors of Berry Hill will swing open for you, too.
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[IN Q=With its impressive mansion...]
[SUPER=01-Greg Poirier/General Manager;:15]
((With its impressive mansion, wide expanse of land and air of timelessness, Berry Hill could be the quintessential Southern plantation.
But the history on these 700-sweeping acres harkens back further, to the Revolutionary War.
[IN Q=Part of its importance...]
((GREG POIRIER/BERRY HILL: PART OF ITS IMPORTANCE AS A LANDMARK IS THE FACT THAT IT WAS THE HOMEPLACE OF GENERAL EDWARD CARRINGTON WHO, DURING THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR WAS INSTRUMENTAL IN THE DEFEAT OF CORNWALLIS AND DRIVING HIM TO YORKTOWN.))
[OUT Q=driving him to Yorktown.]
However, it wasn't until the 1840's when James Cole Bruce and his wife Eliza bought the land that the stately manse appeared.
The couple had their heart set on building a home for the ages.
[IN Q=And, to this day, those that classify...]
((GREG POIRIER: AND, TO THIS DAY, THOSE THAT CLASSIFY GREEK REVIVAL ARCHITECTURE IN AMERICA WOULD PUT THIS PROBABLY IN THE COMPANY OF LESS THAN A HANDFUL OF THIS MAGNITUDE.))
[OUT Q=less than a handful of this magnitude.]
The Bruce family left the property one hundred years later and the home sat unoccupied for almost half that time until corporate America came calling.
Insurance company AXA chose to invest in Berry Hill as a training center and, along with the Virginia Board of Historic Resources, invested millions to build a nearby hotel and restore the home to its original grandeur.
[IN Q=One of the many things preserved...]
((GREG POIRIER: ONE OF THE MANY THINGS PRESERVED HERE IS THE HISTORIC FLOORCLOTH. IT'S INTACT UNDERNEATH ALL THE WAY ACROSS. THIS IS MADE BY THE SAME MILL IN ENGLAND THAT MADE THE ORIGINAL OVER 160-YEARS AGO.))
[OUT Q=made the original over 160-years ago.]
The two bedrooms in the mansion and more than 80 in the hotel are luxurious.
All are graced by canopied beds, rich colors and will soon sport televisions.
Those in the know say Berry Hill also offers a glimpse into the paranormal.
Longtime caretaker Cecil Rogers is perhaps best known for his poem "The Ghosts of Berry Hill."
[IN Q=His storytelling would indicate...]
((GREG POIRIER: HIS STORYTELLING WOULD INDICATE THEY'RE ALL FRIENDLY, ALL HAVE INTERESTING HISTORIES AND ALL WANT TO BE RECOGNIZED AS BEING PART OF THE FACILITIES.))
[OUT Q=as being part of the facilities.]
Now, you too, can walk these grounds.
One month ago, Berry Hill opened to the public as a destination for individual leisure travelers.
Breakfast is included in the cost of a night's stay but you may also want to indulge when the restaurant opens for dinner Friday and Saturday evenings.
Afterwards, take a dip in the indoor pool or traverse the grounds on a mountain bike and see for yourself what Berry Hill has to offer.
[IN Q=We in Virginia particularly are proud...]
((GREG POIRIER: WE IN VIRGINIA PARTICULARLY ARE PROUD OF OUR HISTORIC HERITAGE IN PROPERTIES LIKE THIS THAT BRING BACK ALL THE WORLD CHARMS AND THINGS WE HOLD NEAR AND DEAR. IT'S REALLY EXCITING TO BE ABLE TO HAVE A PRODUCT LIKE THIS AND BE ABLE TO INVITE THE PUBLIC TO COME ENJOY IT.))
[OUT Q=invite the public to come enjoy it.]
Shannon Young, News 7, Halifax County.))
[WXPRO/FULL] Current Statistics
The Virginia Cavaliers needed a win in the worst way tonight against South Carolina to avoid their first oh and three start since 1982. The contest figured to be a shootout given that both the Cavs and Gamecocks defenses ranked among the nation's worst statistically.
Matt Schaub got the start tonight under center and he made the most of it. Off the play action, Schaub drops back and finds his favorite target Billy McMullen in the corner of the endzone tying the game at 14 in the second quarter.
On the ensuing kickoff, former Magna Vista star Alex Seals applies the hit to Ryan Brewer and William Fleming product Jermaine Hardy scoops it up and scampers into the endzone and the Cavs led 20 to 14 thanks to a missed PAT.
The Gamecocks come right back though. Matthew Thomas fields the kickoff, cuts it upfield and finds a seam and some good blocking. South Carolina led 21 to 20 at the half after that 95 yard return for a score.
But Schaub and company get the last laugh. He hits Case Luzar on the short touchdown and Virginia holds off South Carolina down the stretch 34 to 21. The Cavs come back for their first win of the season.
The marquee matchup today in college football pitted top ranked Miami against number 6 Florida in a Sunshine State rumble in Gainesville.
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Miami came in with the nation's longest winning streak at 23 games.
It was Florida who had the upper hand early. Earnest Graham gives the Gators the lead at 10-6 with this tough run up the gut and into the endzone.
But Ken Dorsey got on-track late in the opening half with two T-D tosses including this one to Ethnic Sands. Miami led 20 to 10 at halftime. Dorsey finished the day with four touchdown passes.
It was 27-16 Hurricanes late in the third quarter, but Florida was knockin' on the door. That is until Rex Grossman gets picked at the goal line. Maurice Sikes is headed the other way 98 yards to paydirt. The
rout was on as Miami rolls past Florida 41 to 16.
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In Norman, Oklahoma Alabama had the Sooners on the ropes at 27 to 23, but OU's Kejuan Jones put the Sooners back on top with this short run. Then Eric Bassey scoops up the Tyler Watts fumble snuffing
out Bama's hopes. He takes it to the house and Oklahoma survives 37 to 27.
In Lexington, this afternoon, the VMI Keydets ran their record to 2 and oh for the first time since 1981 with a win over Davidson.
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The Wildcats and Keydets last met in 1989.
VMI put this one away early thanks to quarterback Joey Gibson. Gibson hooked up with Zohn Burden on this 8 yard touchdown pass to make it 14-nothing Keydets after one quarter.
Early in the second quarter, Gibson goes to work again. This time he finds T.J. Snelling for 21 yards and a score. Gibson threw three T-D passes and now is second on VMI's all time list with 26. He also ran for a score today.
Snelling had a pretty fair day at the office as well, scoring three times including this 63 yard scamper on
the option. VMI led 28 to nothing at the break and the Keydets go on to beat Davidson 41 to 16.
The Washington Redskins open up the Steve Spurrier era tomorrow afternoon at Fed Ex field against the Arizona Cardinals.
Fans everywhere can't wait to see if the Skins "Fun & Gun" offense can really work.
But the real show this season is likely on the defensive side of the ball where the Redskins have assembled an impressive collection of pro bowlers.
Among those is 20 year veteran Darrell Green, who says it call comes down to new defensive coordinator Marvin Lewis.
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[IN Q=I THINK...]
[SUPER=01-Darrell Green/20th Year with the Redskins; :05]
[OUT Q=HA HA HA!!]
When Green, who is 42 years old, steps on the field tomorrow he will tie the NFL record for the most seasons with one team at 20 - all with the Redskins.
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You can find plenty of football from the NFL's opening Sunday right here on your hometown station.
Catch the Ravens and the Panthers at one o'clock on WDBJ.
On the track tonight, another typical Saturday night racin' deal in Richmond as the Cup cars raced under the lights in the Chevy Monte Carlo 400.
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It didn't take long for the fur to fly tonight. Just a few laps in Jeff Burton ends up in the wall and Jimmy Spencer and Sterling Marlin get tangled up behind the mess. Sterling's night was done and his points lead took a serious hit with a last place finish.
A little later, Tony Stewart, Todd Bodine, and Terry Labonte do a little dance. Labonte got the worst of that one with heavy damage to the rear of the Kellog's machine.
Jeff Gordon wasn't able to capitalize on Marlin's problems tonight. A broken cam shaft ended the night for the 24 team.
Matt Kenseth goes on to win his fourth race of the season.
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[OUT Q=really proud of them."]
The men's final is now set at the U.S. Open. Pete Sampras will face off with old rival Andre Agassi for the third time in the championship round in the Big Apple.
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Pistol Pete overpowered Scheng Schalken this afternoon with 23 aces. His powerful serve topped out at 120 miles per hour as Sampras advanced 7-6, 7-6, and 6-2. He hasn't won a tournament since the 2000 Wimbledon.
As for Agassi, he needed just under three hours to take care of defending champ Lleyton Hewitt in four sets. Tomorrow's final will be the 34th overall meeting between Agassi and Sampras.
[WIPE to ENG!!]
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In the women's final tonight, Serena Williams made short work of older sister Venus. Serena took care of busines(------------)
s 6-4 and 6-3 for her third straight Grand Slam title.