[1-News-Head]

[ANCHOR=Joy]

Coming up on News 7,

Could the Attorney General's position on the morning after pill affect his bid for Governor?
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[VO-NAT]


And a local church joins a national effort to help feed families in Iraq.
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[Sports-head]


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Tonight in sports, the Big East meetings roll on just outside Jacksonville, we'll look back at last night's Winston, and
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[VO-NAT]


rain hampers play, but the Scott Robertson Memorial crowned its champions today.
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[WX-Head]
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As the rain falls the waters are rising. Flood watches and warnings are in effect for portions the viewing area tonight.
And the extended forcast is looking wetter that expected. The complete forecast coming up.
[ANCHOR=Joy 3-shot]

News 7 at 6 starts now. [Video-Open]
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[IN Q=Football season obviously]

((FOOTBALL SEASON OBVIOUSLY. THE FOOTBALL WEEKENDS ARE EXTREMELY BUSY.))
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[OUT Q=are extremely busy]
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[ANCHOR=JOY]

Blacksburg merchants voice their concerns about potential changes within the Big East Conference.
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[ANCHOR=Joy]
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Good evening, I'm Joy Sutton, in for Teresa Hamilton.


[Tech-Business]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
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[WRITER=jwi]
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This week Big East officials are meeting to discuss how they'll hold their conference together.
[TAKE TECH BUSINESS #1012 IN BAM]
[DOUBLE BOXES=JOY/JENN]

Jennifer Wishon talked to some Blacksburg merchants today to find out what they think about the situation. Jennifer-- Joy - More than 65- thousand fans pack into Lane Stadium at Virginia Tech for home football games.
[LIVE=JENN/FULL]
[SUPER=@Jennifer1]

Game Days mean big business for hotels, retail merchants and restaurants in the area and they are following the situation closely.
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[IN Q=My main concern is]
[SUPER=01-Jeremy Allen/Amerisuites General Manager; :02]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/September 1999; :18]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :35]
[SUPER=01-Jerry Diffello/Tech Bookstore Manager; :46]
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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 by prospective students.
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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. The Tech Bookstore also enjoys game day crowds.
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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]

Diffell says he's following the Big East meetings carefully, but thinks Virginia Tech has a solid athletic department and any conference would be lucky to add Tech to its list of schools.
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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]

But Diffell can't deny that business at the bookstore isn't the same. 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]))
[LIVE=JENN/FULL]

As the conference fights for its very existence, 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.


[DOUBLE BOXES=JOY/JENN]

Joy - we know the sports world will be watching what happens in Jacksonville, but many residents of Blacksburg will also be keeping an eye on the meetings.


[Fatal-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
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[GRAPHIC=Fatal Accident]

An early morning accident in Roanoke County killed one person and sent two more to the hospital. Officials say it happened around 12-30 on the Poage Valley Road Extension when the driver of an SUV lost control, ran off the road and down an embankment. Two PASSENGERS were ejected, one of which died at the scene, according to police. The other, along with a third passenger were taken to an area hospital. The driver was treated at the scene for minor injuries. Names are not being released due to age - no word yet on whether charges will be filed.


[Iraq-Food]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
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[WRITER=jsu]
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A Roanoke church is one of several sites in the nation collecting food for needy families in Iraq.
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[VO-NAT]
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Members of Preston Oaks Baptist Church are now in the process of packing the food into boxes so it can be shipped out 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))
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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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[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]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


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.))
[SUPER=01-Victoria Cobb/Family Foundation of Va.]
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[OUT Q=TO S0-CALLED EMERGENCY CONTRACEPTIVES.]
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[IN Q=I DON'T MAKE MY DECISIONS]

((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.))
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[OUT Q=OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA.]
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[VO-NAT]


Kilgore, with the help of former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani, raised half of a million dollars this 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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[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Joy]
[SS=NONE]

Still ahead on the newscast, a plan takes steam to memorialize coal workers killed on the job...
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and also, cloudy skies and wet weather did NOT dampen spirits at Roanoke's Local Colors festival. We'll have that and more coming up.
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[Coal-Memorial]


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There's a new memorial in Richlands that pays tribute to Virginia coal miners.
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The memorial honors those who have died while digging the black mineral.
The names of more than 11-hundred coal miners are featured on a granite wall.
The memorial has attracted people from all over hoping to find a connection to family members killed in the mines.


Coal fueled the Industrial revolution and brought prosperity to many Virginia communities.
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[Health-Review]


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In this week's health review, many younger people are finding out they need a little help hearing. And forget milk, many people are finding out they can't stomach wheat.
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[SUPER=01-Judie Snipes/Carilion Privacy Officer; 1:10]
[SUPER=07-Irene Stanley; 1:28]
[SUPER=01-Heather Cox/Kroger Dietitian; 2:05]
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Mark Brandt noticed he had problems hearing several years ago --but it wasn't until recently that decided to get a hearing aid.
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[IN Q=I'm 42 years old I never thought I would]

((I'M 42 YEARS OLD I NEVER THOUGHT I WOULD HAVE A HEARING AID. I FELT I WAS TOO YOUNG AND I'VE SWALLOWED MY PRIDE A LITTLE BIT. AND SAID I'VE GOT DO WHAT I'VE GOT TO DO TO HEAR)) [RUNS15]
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Audiologist Madonna Morgan say 28 million Americans suffer from hearing loss but only one in five seek treatment.
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[IN Q=There are misconceptions]

((THERE ARE MISCONCEPTIONS THAT HEARING LOSS HAS TO BE SEVERE IN ORDER FOR SOMEONE TO NEED A HEARING AID. THAT'S NOT NECESSARILY THEY CASE ANYMORE BECAUSE THERE ARE SO MANY OPTIONS FOR PEOPLE OUT THERE FOR INSTANCE THE DISPOSABLE HEARING AIDS THAT WE OFFER.)) [RUNS12]
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Brandt has the songbird digital disposable hearing aid. He says he only has to wear it in certain situations.
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In other medical news, Carilion's privacy officer says many people don't realize that the new regulations under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, don't just focus on patient privacy.
She say insurance portability is also one of the main aspects. This affects people who have group health insurance through their jobs.
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[IN Q=If I decided to quit today]

((IF I DECIDED TO QUIT TODAY AND GO TO WORK FOR ANOTHER COMPANY THAT OFFER GROUP HEALTH INSURANCE THEY CAN NOT TURN ME DOWN BECAUSE I HAVE A PRE-EXISTING CONDITION)) [RUNS11]
[OUT Q=have a pre-existing]


And finally in health news, while some people have an intolerance to lactose -- Irene Stanley found out she had a wheat intolerance.
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[IN Q=The main thing was the stomach upset]

((THE MAIN THING WAS THE UPSET STOMACH AND THE BATHROOM EMERGENCIES AND WHEN THEY GOT SO THAT THEY WERE UNBEARABLE I KNEW SOMETHING WAS WRONG BUT I DIDN'T KNOW WHAT)) [RUNS13]
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There are actually three categories of wheat disorders. They include wheat intolerance, celiac disease, and wheat allergies.
The symptoms of wheat intolerance include headaches, bowel irritation and flu-like symptoms.
Celiac disease has symptoms including diarrhea or constipation, weight loss and stunted growth in children.
Wheat allergies can cause hay fever, eczema, and increased acne
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[IN Q=This is a curable disease]

((THIS IS A CURABLE DISEASE. ALL YOU NEED TO DO IS AVOID THOSE FOODS IN YOUR DIET AND YOUR DISEASE IS TAKEN CARE OF.))

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[OUT Q=is taken care of]

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[Tease#2]
[ANCHOR=Joy]
[SS=NONE]


Up ahead on the newscast, the Big East talks heat up, and the Scott Robertson Golf Tournament wraps up a bit premature. We'll have highlights in sports.
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[VO-NAT]

but before that, the Virginia Museum of Transportation was home to a LOT of horsepower today. We'll check in with the Roanoke Mustang Club after the break.
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[Local-Colors]


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Clouds and rain didn't keep the Roanoke Valley's Local Colors from shining through today.
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((NATS OF MUSIC))
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From Mexico to India the 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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[Mustang-Club]


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Some loyal Ford car fans rolled through the rain to 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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[OUT Q=anything like that]
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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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[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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There are about 75 members in the Roanoke Mustang Club.
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[Sports tease]


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Coming up, we'll check in on the Big East meetings in Ponte Vedra, Ron Hornaday wins the Busch race at Nazareth, and
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ACC baseball is on its way to Salem Memorial Stadium.
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[S-East]


[ANCHOR=travis]
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[WRITER=twe]
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Big East Commissioner Mike Tranghese met with the league's Athletic Directors for about 4 hours today in Ponte Vedra before taking the afternooon off for a round of golf. From all indications, the talks went well.
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[SUPER=03-Ponte Vedra, FL; :00]


The crush of media on the Big East meetings is unprecedented. Reporters from nearly every Big East city have converged on North Florida, which emphasizes the magnitude of the situation.
Miami Athletic Director Paul Dee said that the day's discussions were productive, but that no conclusions were reached.
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Mike Stevens is in Ponte Vedra and will begin live reports on the Big East meetings tomorrow on News 7 Mornin'.

[S-Scott]


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The rainy weather did its part to wreck the final round of the Scott Robertson this afternoon at the Roanoke Country Club.
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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. The top ranked junior girl in the world, Paula Creamer was declared the tourney winner after 45 holes. She beat Nicole Hage by three shots.
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[OUT Q=same for everybody."]
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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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[SUPER=01-Chad Wilcox/15-18 Yr. Old Scott Robertson Champ; :00]
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[S-Rain]


[ANCHOR=travis]
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[WRITER=twe]
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The wet weather has 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]


Mother Nature wiped out all the action from the Division Three Softball World Series this afternoon as well. 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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Hopefully, the weather will improve for this week's ACC Baseball Tournament which comes to Salem for the first time. The Virginia Cavaliers come in as the number six seed and will face Georgia Tech Wednesday night.
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[SUPER=01-Dennis Womack/Virginia Head Coach; :00]
[SUPER=01-Delores "Dee" Todd/Assistant ACC Commissioner; :33]
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[ANCHOR=travis]
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The teams will start arriving in town tonight and tomorrow, before Duke and Maryland get the tournament started on Tuesday night in the play-in game.

[S-Winston]


[ANCHOR=travis]
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[WRITER=twe]
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In case you missed it last night, Jimmie Johnson became a million dollar man in winning the Winston all star race.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Concord, NC/FX; :00]


Johnson got past his teammate and part car owner Jeff Gordon with just 16 laps to go in the final 20 lap shootout.

Johnson finished 5th in the event last year after winning the first two segments.
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[SUPER=01-Jimmie Johnson/First time Winston Winner; :08]
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[OUT Q=will really sink in."]
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[S-Busch]


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[WRITER=twe]
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While the Winston Cuppers got to stay home in Charlotte, the Nascar Busch Series headed North to Nazareth, PA for the running of the ITT 200.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Nazareth, PA/FX; :00]


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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[S-NBA]


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[WRITER=twe]
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The NBA playoffs are now down to the conference finals. Today, the Nets and the Pistons got the final four started in Motown.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Auburn Hills, MI/ESPN; :00]


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.
But Kenyon Martin tossed in 16 for the Nets.
But Jersey needed this jumper from Jason Kidd with just 1.4 seconds left to pull off the win. The Nets take
[SUPER=32-New Jersey/76/Detroit/74]

(------------) game one by a final of 76 to 74. Kidd finished with 15 points, 9 rebounds and 7 assists. Game two is Tuesday night.