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Coming up on News 7-
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The status of the Big East conference could affect more than just Tech's football team.
Virginia spent millions of dollars to build two supermax prisons --but now its reduced the number of inmates.
And a Salem company is helping to build homes in the Bronx.
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[ANCHOR=Joy]

News 7 is next.

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[VO-NAT]

All eyes in Blacksburg are focused on Florida, as the Big East Conference tries to keep itself alive, and stave off the A-C-C's expansion plans.
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[ANCHOR=Joy]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 at 11]

Good evening, I'm Joy Sutton, in for Teresa Hamilton.


[Tech-Business]


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[****ANCHOR TAG****] This week Big East officials are meeting to discuss how they'll hold their conference together. Blacksburg merchants are monitoring the meetings because game days mean big business. Jennifer Wishon has more.
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[IN Q=Jeremy Allen manages]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00]
[SUPER=01-Jerry Diffell/Tech Bookstore Manager; :07]
[SUPER=@Jennifer1; :35 ]
[SUPER=01-Jeremy Allen/Amerisuites General Manager; :43]
[SUPER=04-Blacksburg/September 1999; 1:00]
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[OUT Q=JW, News 7, Blacksburg]

((At the Tech Bookstore there's more to celebrate on game day than just football.
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[SOT 11:18:04]
[IN Q=During a football game]

((JERRY DIFFELL/TECH BOOKSTORE MANAGER: DURING A FOOTBALL GAME YOU'RE SHOULDER TO SHOULDER WITH RABID FANS WHO ARE CROWDED IN TO HERE AND I WISH ON THOSE DAYS WE HAD A STORE ABOUT FIVE TIMES BIGGER.))
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[OUT Q=five times bigger]

In fact, Hokie gear is so popular Diffell says he plans to expand his merchandise displays into the store's textbook department. But Diffell says he's not worried about conferences because of the Hokies' strong fan base.
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[SOT 8:22:06]
[IN Q=No matter where]

((JERRY DIFFELL/TECH BOOKSTORE MANAGER: NO MATTER WHERE VIRGINIA TECH ENDS UP WE'RE GONNA BE JUST FINE.))
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[OUT Q=be just fine]
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[SOT 20:42:15]
[IN Q=One local merchant]

((JENNIFER WISHON/REPORTING: ONE LOCAL MERCHANT VIVIDLY REMEMBERS VIRGINIA TECH FOOTBALL WHEN THE EXISTING STANDS WERE ONLY HALF FULL AND THERE WAS NO NEED FOR EXTRA SEATING IN THE END ZONE.))
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[SOT 1:22:07]
[IN Q=My main concern is]

((JEREMY ALLEN/AMERISUITES GENERAL MANAGER: MY MAIN CONCERN IS THAT IF THE TEAMS DO GO TO THE ACC THAT THE BIG EAST WILL LOOSE IT'S LEGITIMACY AS A CONFERENCE, LOOSE IT'S BIG EAST TIE IN, LOOSE A LOT OF TV CONTRACTS.))
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[OUT Q=of TV contracts]

Allen is afraid a weakened Big East Conference could mean a loss of fans. After football really took off at Virginia Tech back in 1999 ticket sales skyrocketed along with interest in the university.
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[SOT 1:09:02]
[IN Q=Graduation, football, weekends]

((GRADUATION, FOOTBALL WEEKENDS, ORIENTATION, PARENT'S WEEKENDS, EVERYTHING LIKE THAT, THEY SEND US A LOT OF BUSINESS.))
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[OUT Q=a lot of business]

Virginia Tech's football schedule came out the end of January. By the first week in February the Amerisuites in Blacksburg was booked on weekends of home games. Business has also changed at the Tech Bookstore. There isn't such a thing as a slow day anymore and plenty of that has to do with the academic and athletic success Virginia Tech has enjoyed.
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[SOT 11:00:07]
[IN Q=No matter where]

((JERRY DIFFELL/TECH BOOKSTORE MANAGER: NO MATTER WHERE I GO AND PEOPLE SAY OH, BLACKSBURG. THEY KNOW OH VIRGINIA TECH WOW, MICHAEL VICK, FOOTBALL, FRANK BEAMER. WE'RE KNOWN THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY NOW.))
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[OUT Q=the country now]

Now residents in this part of the country wait to learn the fate of the Big East Conference. Jennifer Wishon, News 7, Blacksburg.))
[ANCHOR=JOY]
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News 7 Sports will take you to the Big East meetings near Jacksonville. Mike Stevens is in Florida and will provide live coverage throughout the day, starting tomorrow morning at 6:00 AM.

And Travis Wells will have an update on today's developments a little later in sports.


[Supermax]


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Five years ago, Virginia unveiled two Supermax prisons, but now the state has quietly cut capacity there by more than 75 percent.
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[SUPER=03-Wise Co./September, 2001;]

The most recent cutback was earlier this year at Red Onion State Prison in Wise County, where fewer than half of the original 12-hundred beds remain designated for the most violent inmates. Wallens Ridge State Prison was downgraded last year to a maximum-security prison. Critics say the changes prove that Virginia grossly overestimated its number of violent and predatory inmates when it spent nearly 150 million dollars on the prisons. The Virginia Department of Corrections says the reductions are just a result of a change in the way the department classifies inmates.
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[Kilgore]


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Last week the Attorney General told state schools that they CAN continue giving out the so-called morning-after-pill.
But in giving schools the go-ahead did Jerry Kilgore put himself behind in his bid for the governorship?
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[VO-NAT]
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In a written opinion, Kilgore said that taking emergency contraceptives '' should not be characterized as a form of abortion."
That's a position at odds with many social conservatives in his party.
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((VICTORIA COBB/FAMILY FOUNDATION OF VA: WE WERE DISAPPOINTED THAT THE ATTORNEY GENERAL HAS BASICALLY ISSUED AN OPINION THAT SAYS THAT THE INFORMED CONSENT LAWS AS CURRENTLY WRITTEN DO NOT APPLY TO SO-CALLED EMERGENCY CONTRACEPTIVES.)) ((ATTORNEY GENERAL JERRY KILGORE: I DON'T MAKE MY DECISIONS BASED ON ANY WING OF THE PARTY. I HAD TO MAKE A DECISION BASED ON THE LAWS OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA.))
[SUPER=01-Victoria Cobb/Family Foundation of Va.]
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[OUT Q=OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA.]
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Kilgore, with the help of former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani, raised half of a million dollars laat week for his gubernatorial campaign.
The Attorney General says he does not think his position on the morning-after-pill will hurt his political future.


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[Chocolate]


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What would you do if someone told you could help the Red Cross by eating chocolate desserts?
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

Some people got that opportunity tonight at the first annual Red, White and Chocolate tasting. Twenty vendors from around the Roanoke Valley teamed up with the Red Cross to offer people a chance to savor the flavor of rich chocolates and creative artwork. Some of the chocolate artists made massive pieces like this castle... or small, but detailed statues, and others let their style show by making dessert delicacies. Admission was twenty five dollars a person. The money made from tonight's event will be used by the Red Cross for disaster service programs here in the Roanoke Valley.
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[Giants-Medeco]


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A company from the region got a Giant hand in building housing for the less fortunate in New York City.
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[SUPER=03-New York, NY;]

Officials with Medeco High Security Locks, a company based out of Salem, teamed up with the New York Giants to help Habitat for Humanity build homes in the South Bronx. 17 current and former members of the Giants helped out, including Harry Carsons, Jim Burt, and Carl Banks; and former U-V-A fullback Charles Way. 30 Medeco employees also helped build one family a new home, something the company's president says just makes sense.


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[IN Q=We think it's the...]

((BOB COOK/MEDECO PRESIDENT; WE THINK IT'S THE RIGHT THING TO DO FOR THE COMMUNITY, SOMETHING THAT MAKES OUR EMPLOYEES PROUD TO WORK FOR MEDECO, AND IT'S GOOD BUSINESS AND WE'RE ASSOCIATED WITH ONE OF THE FINEST ORGANIZATIONS IN THE WORLD, HABITAT FOR HUMANITY.))
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[OUT Q=in the world, Habitat for Humanity.]
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Medeco and its partners supply all of the locks used in Habitat for Humanity homes.
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[PSAT]


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Nearly 500-thousand high school juniors will have their PSAT scores increased thanks to the efforts of a high school teacher.
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Journalism teacher Kevin Keegan noticed that one of the grammar questions featured in last October's exam was botched.
After months of debate, Keegan finally convinced the College Board to rectify the situation.
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[IN Q=I kpet thinking about the dozens]

((I KEPT THINKING ABOUT THOSE DOZENS AND DOZENS OF KIDS THAT I'VE TAUGHT, WHO MISSED NATIONAL MERIT SEMI-FINALISTS BY ONE QUESTION)) ((IT CAN MEAN A LOT BETWEEN GETTING INTO A COLLEGE AND NOT GETTING INTO A COLLEGE, BETWEEN GETTING A SCHOLARSHIP AND NOT GETTING A SCHOLARSHIP))
[SUPER=01-Kevin Keegan/Blake High School Teacher; :00]
[SUPER=01-Alison King/Student; :08]
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[OUT Q=not getting a scholarship]
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[VO-NAT]


Keegan says the whole ordeal has many of his friends afraid to send him e-mails, worried he might try to correct their grammar.
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[ANCHOR=Joy]
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Still ahead on the newscast, a new round of suicide bombings in the Middle East threaten the peace process,
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and it was just an exercise in New York this time. Emergency officials get prepared in case a terrorist attack happens there again.
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[Middle-East]


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Another blow to peace in the Middle East. New suicide bombings have Israeli leaders talking about sending Palestinian President, Yasser Aafat into exile. CBS correspondent Jennifer Donelan has the latest.
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[SUPER=03-Tel Aviv, Israel; :00]
[SUPER=01-Gideon Meir/Israeli Foreign Ministry; :47]
[SUPER=01-Mahmoud Al-Zahar/Hamas Official; :55]
[SUPER=01-Jennifer Donelan/CBS News; 1:40]
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((THERE IS NO REST FOR A BOMB-WEARY ISRAEL. ANOTHER EXPLOSION ROCKED TEL AVIV SUNDAY NIGHT. AT LEAST, THIS TIME IT WAS NOT THE WORK OF A SUICDE BOMBER. INVESTIGATORS SAY A GAS CANISTER ACCIDENTLY EXPLODED OUTSIDE A RESTAURANT, INJURING 20 PEOPLE. BUT TWO EARLIER EXPLOSIONS WERE PLANNED. A HAMAS SUICIDE BOMBER DISGUISED AS AN OBSERVANT JEW, COMPLETE WITH PRAYER SHAWL AND SKULL CAP, BLEW UP A CITY BUS. HE KILLED SEVEN PASSENGERS. ABOUT THE SAME TIME, ANOTHER SUICIDE BOMBER TRIGGERED AN EXPLOSION AT A ROADBLOCK. HE KILLED ONLY HIMSELF. BUT BOTH BOMBERS MAY HAVE STOPPED A U-S BACKED PEACE PLAN DEAD IN ITS TRACKS.
(SOT: Gideon Meir/Israeli Foreign Ministry)

The Palestinians must decide between two paths, the path of terror and destruction, which is led by Yassar Arafat, or the path of peace and compromise."
(SOT: Mahmoud Al-Zahar/Hamas Official)

I think the only option now considered by every Palestinian is to push the Israeli occupation outside, including Jerusalem" SUNDAYS ATTACKS CAME JUST HOURS AFTER THE FIRST HIGH LEVEL MEETING BETWEEN ISRAELI AND PALESTINIAN LEADERS IN MORE THAN TWO YEARS. THE TALKS BROUGHT PALESTINIAN PRIME MINISTER MAHMOUD ABBAS AND ISRAELS ARIEL SHARON FACE TO FACE.
(nat up of Sharon talking)

BUT THIS LATEST WAVE OF ATTACKS HAS FORCED SHARON TO CANCEL A PLANNED TRIP TO MEET WITH PRESIDENT BUSHAND SOME HIS CABINET MINISTERS WANT TO FORCE PALESTINIAN PRESIDENT YASSER ARAFAT INTO EXILE. SHARON DISMISSED THAT IDEA BUT PROMISED ANOTHER CLAMP-DOWN ON PALESTINIAN MOVEMENT IN THE WEST BANK. WITH THAT, MORE RETALIATION IS EXPECTED.
(SOT: Jennifer Donelan/CBS News) ONE PLANNED ATTACK HAS BEEN FOILED BY ISRAELI POLICE. THEY ARRESTED 8

MEMBERS OF THE HAMAS TERRORIST ORGANIZATION WHO THEY SAY PLANNED TO HIJACK A BUS, TAKE HOSTAGES, AND THEN TRY TO EXCHANGE THOSE HOSTAGES FOR PALESTINIAN PRISONERS. JENNIFER DONELAN CBS NEWS WASHINGTON))

[Iraq-Food]


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A church in Roanoke is giving needy families in Iraq a taste of America.
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[VO-NAT]
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Members of Preston Oaks Baptist Church are now in the process of packing food into boxes so it can be shipped out to Iraq on Wednesday.
Each box contains enough food to feed a family for about a month.
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[IN Q=In order for us to have a good realtion with]

((IN ORDER FOR US TO HAVE A GOOD RELATIONSHIP WITH THE IRAQI'S CONSIDERING THE SITUATION. WE FEEL LIKE THIS IS THE LEAST COULD TO HELP THE FAMILIES OUT AND TO PROVIDE FOOD))
[SUPER=201-Allen Krueger/Preston Oaks Baptist Church]
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[OUT Q=to provide food]
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[VO-NAT]

The boxes are packed with a variety of foods including salt, flour, sugar, rice and beans. They were specifically designed to fit the normal diet of an Iraqi. The International Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention arranged the food drive and will distribute the food to Iraqi families.
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[Iraq-Unicef]


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The Executive Director of UNICEF is in Iraq delivering school supplies.
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[VO-NAT]
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Her visit is part of a program assessing the needs of children in Iraq. According to UNICEF, almost half of Iraq's total population is under age 18, and one in eight die before the age of five. Since the end of the war in Iraq, UNICEF has delivered thousands of tons of goods, including medical supplies, water and high protein food.
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[NY-Drill]


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How would New York City authorities respond to a terrorist attack since 9-11? That is a question that Operation Winter Sun is meant to answer.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY]

The operation is a mock disaster, a terrorism drill to see how new techniques developed since 9-11 work in the field.

It was also a chance to battle-test decision making capacity and new equipment.
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[IN Q=THE TRAINING AND ]

((MICHAEL BLOOMBERG/NEW YORK CITY MAYOR; THE TRAINING AND LESSONS THAT WE HAVE GAINED FROM THIS DRILL, WILL BOTH DISCOURAGED POSSIBLE TERRORIST ATTACK AND ALSO PERFECT OUR ABILITY TO RESPOND TO SUCH EVENTS SHOULD THEY TAKE PLACE))
[SUPER=01-Michael Bloomberg/New York City Mayor;]
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[OUT Q=THEY TAKE PLACE]
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[VO-NAT]

The operation involved a cruise ship entering New York Harbor carrying sarin gas, a colorless, odorless gas that is twenty times more lethal than cyanide. The simulated gas affected rescue personnel as well as people on the cruise ship, causing multiple casualties. This drill was one of many taking place in the country over the last few days.
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[ANCHOR=Joy]
[WRITER=rle]
[NEWSCAST=11]
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Still ahead on the newscast, dozens of people checked out the horses under the hood of some classic automobiles in Roanoke today...
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[VO-NAT]

and it was one of Broadway's longest running musicals, but now Les (LAY) Mis has faded to black. We'll have more on that in just a minute.
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[Commercial]


[Mustang-Club]


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Plenty of horse power could be found at the Museum of Transportation today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

The Mustang Club of Roanoke held its annual car show at the museum. Older models were judged on how well they've been preserved, while newer ones were mainly judged on cleanliness. But not all members were willing to brave the weather.
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[IN Q=There are some who]

((LISA MOLES/MUSTANG CLUB/PRESIDENT: THERE ARE SOME WHO WON'T EVEN DRIVE THEIR CARS IF IT'S CLOUDY. SO A DAY LIKE TODAY THEIR CARS ARE TUCKED SAFELY AWAY IN THEIR GARAGE AND THEY NEVER SEE RAIN OR DIRT OR ANYTHING LIKE THAT.))
[SUPER=01-Lisa Moles/Roanoke Mustang Club President;]
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Roanoke is one of the hundred largest Ford markets in the nation and that allowed show goers a sneak peak at the new Mustang. Ford's Chief Designer says the model will be released 20-05 and will be based on models from the 1960's.
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[SOT 16:31:52:29]
[IN Q=We're very proud of Ford]

((DOUG GAFFKA/FORD MOTOR COMPANY CHIEF DESIGNER: WE'RE VERY PROUD OF FORD MOTOR COMPANY TO HAVE MADE IT 100 YEARS AND KEEP GOING STRONG. I THINK IT REALLY SAYS A LOT FOR A CAR COMPANY TO BE ABLE TO HAVE THE QUALITY OF PRODUCT AND PEOPLE THAT WE HAVE.))
[SUPER=01-Doug Gaffka/Ford Motor Company Chief Designer;]
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[OUT Q=people that we have]
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[VO-NAT]

There are about 75 members in the Roanoke Mustang Club.
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[Local-Colors]


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Rainy weather didn't cloud the diversity in Roanoke today.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

From Mexico to India the Local Colors festival proved you don't have to leave the area to find a different culture. The parade was canceled because of the rain, but most other events went on as planned. All participants were dressed in ethnic garb and each booth boasted a different ethnic delicacy. This is the thirteenth year Local Colors has been held in Roanoke and the first time the festival has seen rain.
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[Les-Mis]


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It's the end of an era on broadway. Since opening in 1987, the musical Les Miserables (lay miz-er-ahb) has been sweeping Broadway audiences and critics off their feet. But like all good things, the show is now over. Jamie Colby has more.
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[SUPER=03-New York, NY/Saturday; :00]
[SUPER=01-Randal Keith/"Jean Valjean"; :14]
[SUPER=01-Christopher Mark Peterson/"Enjolras"; :45]
[SUPER=01-Diana Kaarina/"Eponine"; 1:06]
[SUPER=01-Jamie Colby/Reporting; 1:44]
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((WITH ALL THE GLITZ AND GLAMOUR OF OPENING NIGHT, LES MIS IS ACTUALLY SAYING "AU REVOIR". "a lot of people have been doing this for years and its really a part of all of our lives and we're a family and its now just kind of disbursing so it will be an adjustment." THE SHOW, BASED ON THE VICTOR HUGO NOVEL OF THE SAME NAME, PREMIERED IN PARIS... MOVED TO BROADWAY... AND HAS STOOD THE TEST OF TIME....16 YEARS AND SOME 400 MILLION DOLLARS IN TICKET SALES. IT'S THE SECOND LONGEST RUNNING PRODUCTION IN BROADWAY HISTORY. "i'm happy that i have one of the most famous songs, the people song i get to start the anthem of the show, (sings), that's going to be pretty exciting" WHEN THE FINAL CURTAIN GOES DOWN FOR DIANA KAARINA WHO PLAYS EPONINE, ANOTHER WILL RISE...SHE'S ALREADY BOOKED TO JOIN THE NATIONAL TOUR OF THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE. "I'm so thrilled to be a part of this and to be the last "eponine' is kind of again overwhelming to me to think that year's down the road i'll be the answer to a trivia question."
(mos theatre goers from closing night)

THE SHOW'S UNPRECEDENTED SUCCESS, IN A BUSINESS WHERE ONE BAD REVIEW CAN CLOSE A SHOW ALMOST IMMEDIATELY, HAS LAUNCHED MANY CAREERS, KEPT OTHER ACTORS STEADILY EMPLOYED... AND GREATLY IMPROVED CHRISTOPHER MARK PETERSON'S PERSONAL LIFE. "i met my wife doing les mis, i paid off many of my credit cards doing les mis, i moved to ny with les mis" AND ON ITS 6 THOUSANDTH, SIX HUNDRED AND 80TH PERFORMANCE, BEING CALLED ITS' MEGA-FINALE, 300 ALUMNI CAST MEMBERS AND THE SHOW'S LEGENDARY PRODUCER...CAMERON MACKINTOSH...JOIN THE FINAL GOOD-BYE... RECOGNIZING THEIR ROLE IN THEATRICAL HISTORY.
(close with music trail/finale!!) ))




[S-East]


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Tomorrow in Ponte Vedra, Florida Big East Commissioner Mike Tranghese is expected to make his big pitch to keep Miami in the league. Today, Tranghese met with the conference Athletic Directors for about 4 hours and from every indication things went well.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Ponte Vedra, FL; :00]


Media outlets from nearly every Big East city have converged on North Florida for the proceedings.
Miami Athletic Director Paul Dee said that although today's discussions were productive, no conclusions were reached.
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[SUPER=01-Paul Dee/Miami Athletic Director; :00]
[RUNS=:28]
[OUT Q=about their preferences."]
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[ANCHOR=travis]
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One sticking point for the Hurricanes is the ability to compete in a 12 team league. Mike Stevens is in Ponte Vedra and will begin live reports on the Big East meetings tomorrow on News 7 Mornin'. He'll have comments from Frank Beamer, Pittsburgh football Coach Walt Harris, and UCONN women's hoop coach Geno Auriemma.

[S-Scott]


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[GRAPHIC=Scott Robertson Golf]


Mother Nature was the big winner today at the Roanoke Country Club, shortening the Scott Robertson Memorial Golf Tournament on both the girls and the boys side.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]


The 15 to 18 year old girls got in nine holes today before the tournament was called because of rain. Paula Creamer was declared the tourney winner after 45 holes. She beat Nicole Hage by three shots.
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[SUPER=01-Paula Creamer/Girls Scott Robertson Champ; :00]
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[OUT Q=same for everybody."]
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[VO-NAT]


In the boys division, Chad Wilcox and Jared Texter were tied entering today, but the title was decided in a one hole playoff won by Wilcox.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Chad Wilcox/15-18 Yr. Old Scott Robertson Champ; :00]
[RUNS=:17]
[OUT Q=means a lot to me."]
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[S-Rain]


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The wet stuff also postponed the Avalanche game with Potomac this afternoon. The two will make it up as part of a doubleheader next weekend in Potomac.
[GRAPHIC=Division Three Softball]


And the Division Three Softball World Series is also out of whack because of the weather. The games now shift to Monday starting at 9am. Following the opener, two fields will be used at the Moyer Complex to make up for lost time.

[S-ACC]


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[GRAPHIC=ACC Baseball Tourney]


Future big leaguers will be on display this weekend in Salem, as the ACC Baseball Tournament is played further north than it ever has been. The Virginia Cavaliers come in as the number six seed and will face third seeded N-C State Wednesday night.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Dennis Womack/Virginia Head Coach; :00]
[SUPER=01-Delores "Dee" Todd/Assistant ACC Commissioner; :33]
[RUNS=:41]
[OUT Q=the ACC coming here."]
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[ANCHOR=travis]
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Duke and Maryland get the tournament started on Tuesday night in the play-in game.

[S-MLB]


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[WIPE to ENG!!]
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In the big leagues today, Vinny Castilla homered for the third time in two days for Atlanta. The two run job gave the Bravos a 5-1 lead over San Diego.
John Smoltz pitched the ninth for his 18th save in 19 chances as Atlanta won it 6 to 3.
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To the track, where the Nascar Busch Series had a rare Sunday all to itself, with the running of the ITT 200 in Nazareth, PA.
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Ron Hornaday dominated this afternoon, leading 148 of the 200 laps. Hornaday pulled away during the final green flag segment then held off a hard charging Brian Vickers for his third Busch series win and his second at the Nazareth Speedway.
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We finish up on the NBA hardwood where Jason Kidd had a miserable shooting day, but he made a money shot when it counted, giving the New Jersey Nets a 1-nothing series lead over Detroit in the Eastern Conference Finals.
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The Pistons fell behind early, but rallied behind 24 points from Rip Hamilton who got this three to go down after going high off the backboard and in.
Kenyon Martin tallied 16 for the Nets including the jami-jam right here.
But Jersey needed this jumper from Jason Kidd with just 1.4 seconds left to pull off the win. The Nets take
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game one by a final of 76 to 74. Kidd finished with 15 points, 9 rebounds and 7 assists. Game two is Tuesday night. (------------)