[7-Big-East]

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The Big East Conference's coaches and athletic directors are set to begin a day full of meetings later this morning in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. Mike Stevens has a preview of today's events
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[7-11Giants-Medeco]


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A company from the region teamed up with a profesional football team to build housing for the less fortunate in New York City.
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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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((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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Medeco and its partners supply all of the locks used in Habitat for Humanity homes.
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[45-Big-East]


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The future direction of Virginia Tech football appears to be at stake as Big East Conference members meet in Florida.

The conference is trying to hold itself together after the A-C-C invited in Miami, Boston College and Syracuse. Mike Stevens has a preview of today's meeting.
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[45-Monty-Fire]


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Fire heavily damaged an upholstery shop in Elliston.
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Firefighters were called to the business on Brake Road around 3:30 this morning. Some antique furniture was lost in the blaze. No was one was injured. There's no word on what started the fire.
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[45-11Supermax]


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Two supermax prisons that were unveiled in Virginia five years ago, have now had their capacity cut by more than 75 percent.
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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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[8-Big-East]


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The Big East Conference's coaches and athletic directors are set to begin a day full of meetings later this morning in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. Mike Stevens has a preview of today's events
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[8-11Iraq-Food]


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A church in Roanoke is helping to feed needy families in Iraq.
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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 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. (------------)