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The big dilemmna over the Big East could end up in a big legal case.
And speaking of legal action, that's just what some Roanoke County residents may do to keep a new neighborhood out.
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Plus check out the sinkhole at one apartment building.
and a helmet fom the World Trade Center Rubble is on display in this region.
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[Sports-head]


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Tonight in sports, Matt Kenseth wins the Carquest 300, Virginia advances to the NCAA lacrosse championship,
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but the Cavs baseball team bows out of the ACC Tournament, losing to Florida State today.
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It took a while, but the sun has reappeared across much of the region. It will be short-lived though, rain is on the way for Memorial Day. Your complete forecast is straight ahead. [Video-Open]
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((THE NUMBER ONE OBJECTIVE WOULD BE TO KEEP THE BIG EAST EXACTLY LIKE IT IS.))
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The Virginia Tech Board of Visitors vows to do their part to maintain the status of the Big East Conference.
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Good evening, I'm Jean Jadhon, in for Teresa Hamilton.

[Rocovich]


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The future is still unknown in the big East- as the schools wait to find out the fate of the conference. Jennifer Wishon has more on the Board of Visitor's thoughts on the issue and the possibility of legal action.
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((((Nats of VT Football)) A successful Virginia Tech football team has thrust the university into the national spotlight. The school received nearly 20- thousand freshman applications last year and is on it's way to reaching a prestigious status.
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((JOHN ROCOVICH/VIRGINIA TECH BOARD OF VISITORS RECTOR: OUR NUMBER ONE STRATEGIC GOAL IS TO GO FROM BEING A TOP 50 RESEARCH INSTITUTION TO A TOP 30 RESEARCH INSTITUTION. AS SUCH WE HAVE MANY COLLABORATIONS WITH ACC SCHOOLS.))
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Rocovich says because of those collaborations and Virginia Tech's "natural fit" into the Atlantic Coast Conference, he's surprised Tech didn't receive an invitation.
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((ONE ADVANTAGE THAT EVERY ACC TEAM WOULD HAVE IF VIRGINIA TECH WERE INCLUDED IS WE TRAVEL EXTREMELY WELL. WE WOULD FILL EVERY STADIUM.))
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The Board of Visitors holds the ultimate responsibility for the operation of Virginia Tech. And Rocovich says it is the board's ultimate goal to keep the Big East from losing any teams. At this point, he says Tech officials like Athletic Director Jim Weaver and University Presdent Charles Steger are doing their parts to ensure that happens.
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((YOU NEED TO MAKE SURE YOU'VE EXHAUSTED EVERY POSSIBILITY IN THE REALM OF TACT AND DIPLOMACY, INDIVIDUAL PERSUASION AND THAT'S THE STAGE WE'RE IN NOW.))
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But if the University of Miami, Boston College and Syracuse University decide to jump to the ACC some Tech alumni have suggested legal action.
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((I'VE CERTAINLY RECEIVED MANY PHONE CALLS AND MANY LETTERS FROM ALUMS, PARTICULARLY THE ALUMNI WHO ARE LAWYERS, SUGGESTING A LEGAL COURSE OF ACTION SHOULD THAT OCCUR. WHETHER IT'S BASED ON ANTI-TRUST MATTERS OR TORTUOUS INTERFERENCE WITH CONTRACTUAL RELATIONSHIPS OR WHATEVER THE COURSE OF ACTION MAY BE.))
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Rocovich guesses other Big East schools have entertained the idea of legal action as well, but adds it's too soon to speculate what may happen. So the Board of Visitors waits and hopes the Big East comes out of this game in the same shape as it went in. Jennifer Wishon, News 7.))

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Craig County Emergency Medical Personnel opened their house to the public today.
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It gave the community a chance to see the equipment they use which includes two new defibrillators. The cutting edge technology costs about 12- thousand dollars and was paid for by a Rescue Squad Assistance Grant. The open house was also held for new staff members.
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((TIM REYNOLDS/CRAIG COUNTY EMS CAPTAIN: WE HAD A MAJOR CHANGE OVER IN MEMBERSHIP APPROXIMATELY LAST FEBRUARY EARLY MARCH OF LAST YEAR OF 2002 AND WE WERE REALLY STRAPPED FOR MEMBERS. SINCE THEN WE'VE HELD TWO EMT CLASSES AND HAVE GOTTEN EIGHT TO 10 NEW EMT'S.))
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Reynolds says the county's advanced life support team is now made up of three cardiac tech members and one paramedic.

He hopes that by seeing the facility, people will feel better about donating money in the future.
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On this Memorial Day weekend- honors go out to public servants who lost their lives to save someone else.
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This ceremony at the "To the Rescue museum" honored several heroes who died on 9-11 in New York, as well as officers from other parts of the nation.
Their fellow comrades came from afar to take part.
This helmet found in the rubble at the World Trade Center was gift to the museum from the New York City fire department.
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((IT'S A VERY SPECIAL EXHIBIT T IT SHOWS PAIN AND AGONY ALL AMERICA ARE STILL DEALING WITH.))
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A plaque honoring the fallen men and women was also unveiled.
The items are on display at the museum in Tanglewood Mall.
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Blacksburg Police have arrested a 19-year old man for two armed robberies.
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Blacksburg resident Nickolaus Lain Brown turned himself in to police around 7:30 last night. Police say he's the one who robbed the Blacksburg Food Mart on May 7th and May 15th. Brown's been charged with two counts of Armed robbery, and the use of a firearm. He is being held without bond at the Montgomery County Jail.
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[Short-Murders]


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Investigators working to solve the murders of Jennifer Short and her parents say someone's been sending them threatening letters.
Henry County deputies say Forrest Hayes Wylie of Staley North Carolina was upset about being interviewed in the case and sent a series of threatening letters to two officers.
Wylie was arrested and is being held in a North Carolina jail.
He's charged with sending threatening letters and being a fugitive from justice.

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An act of nature is kicking some Roanoke County residents out of their apartments.
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A sinkhole underneath this apartment building off Hollins Road has compromised the structure.
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((PRISCILLA STEINMETZ/APARTMENT RESIDENT: MY LANDLORD HAD COME BY AND TOLD ME THAT WE HAD TO BE OUT FOR 30 DAYS, THAT WE COULD COME BACK AFTER THE 30 DAYS, BUT WE HAD TO BE OUT BY MONDAY BECAUSE THE SINK HOLE WAS MESSED UP AND THEY HAD TO GO UNDER AND PUT A BEAM UNDER THE BUILDING.))
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Steinmetz says a family member has offered to take her and her children in, but other residents are not so lucky. A Campbell Realty official says the sinkhole has been a nuisance for a few years, but didn't threaten the apartment building until recently. He says recent rains added to the problem. Construction crews are set to fill the sink hole and resecure the building in the next 30 days.
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Still ahead on News 7 at 6, while other units are headed home, some local National Guardsmen are just getting the call,
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and these folks were obviously enjoying sunny skies at Festival in the Park in Downtown Roanoke today. But will the sun win out over clouds for Memorial Day? Let's get a peek at the forecast with Brent Watts.
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[Cotton-Hill]


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It's a battle over a proposed new housing development in Southwest Roanoke County.
Some residents don't want the new neighborhood. They hope to overturn a recent rezoning decision, and this week they filed suit against the Board of Supervisors.
The case involves a 22- acre tract on Cotton Hill Road, rezoned to allow a planned housing development. Opponents say the board disregarded county planning, community opposition, and the impact of increased development on county services.

[Biz-Review]


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Local stations are now available on satellite television, but will that take a chunk out of cable business? And going back to school in the golden years. News 7's Rachel Cannon has those stories and more in this week's Business Review.
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The retirement business has an educational twist at a retirement community in Lexington. Kendal at Lexington resident Ruth Woodcock is taking a class at nearby Washington and Lee University.
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((RUTH WOODCOCK/KENDAL AT LEXINGTON RESIDENT; I'M REALLY ENJOYING BEING WITH THE STUDENTS THERE'S A VERY LIVELY GROUP OF STUDENTS AND WE'RE HAVING LOTS OF FUN STUDYING DANTE, MACHIAVELLIAN BUCHACCIO.))
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Kendal is among a growing number of retirement communities setting up in small college towns and forming an association with a local college. [MUSIC AND GRAPHICS]
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The wait is over for satellite customers looking to turn on local channels. DISH Network and DIRECT-TV are ready to provide the choice for customers. Local retailers are anticipating that dish sales will double, if not triple, over the next few months.
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((BILL GIBSON/MASTER TV; I'VE JUST DOUBLED UP MY ORDERS ON WHAT I NORMALLY ORDER FOR MY I CALLED THE VENDORS IT'S ALREADY ROLLING WE EXPECT IT TO GO THROUGH THE CEILING.))
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For News 7, I'm Rachel Cannon and that's this week's Business Review. [MUSIC AND GRAPHICS]))




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It may be homecoming for many National Guard units across the country, but some Roanoke guardsmen found out last night they are being called to active duty.
The army says 35 soldiers of "C Company, 1st Battalion" of the 116th Infantry will enter federal service on June 2nd.
They'll head to Fort Dix, New Jersey for training, but the army won't say where they'll be stationed after that.
The mobilization is in support of homeland security and is scheduled to last at least a year.

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Still ahead on the newscast, will Memorial Day be memorable for sunny skies, or more rain? We'll have your full forecast in just a few minutes.
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and one group is warning about the potential for travel troubles over the holiday weekend.
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A 17 mile stretch of I-68 in Maryland is back opened tonight after a multi car crash there yesterday.
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But it wasn't until this afternoon that it was re-opened.
It took hours to clear the vehicles, broken glass, and spilled fuel.
Police say nearly 90 vehicles were involved.
There were several chain reaction wrecks in the westbound lanes.
Then, in the eastbound lanes someone slowed down to watch starting another chain reaction wreck. A 66 year old woman from Centreville Virginia and an Ohio man were killed. At least 60 other people were hurt.
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It's Memorial Day weekend - the unofficial start to summer - and many people are hitting the road to escape for the holiday.
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Triple-A says Americans are traveling despite concerns over terrorism, SARS and the economy. Many are expected to stay on the ground rather than fly. Helping matters - gas prices are down 20 cents from their record highs of two months ago.
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[Profile-Preview]


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From Rock and Roll to transporting special needs students, a Salem woman says she's lived a good life, but a new phase is just beginning.
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Pattie Edens has only one child, but she's played mother to thousands in her lifetime. In a few weeks she'll turn in the keys to her school bus for the last time. Edens has been driving a bus for nearly 30- years, but sticking with things for the long haul is what the Salem native is all about. She's been married to her husband for 42 years and has mastered the recipe for a successful relationship.
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((PATTIE EDENS: A LOT OF PERSEVERANCE AND WILLINGNESS TO GET ALONG TO GIVE WHEN YOU NEED TO GIVE AND HOLD THEM WHEN YOU NEED TO HOLD THEM AND FOLD EM WHEN YOU NEED TO FOLD THEM.))
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Edens played in a band for 25 years. To hear more about Edens and the band "Wild Honey,"
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tune in to the Virginia Profile segment on News 7 Sunday Morning.
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Hundreds took advantage of the first day of sunshine in about a week and flocked to Festival in the Park today.
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Children were the focus at the Kaleidoscope Theater, while the band "Acoustic Pleasures" performed on the festival stage. A popular attraction was the row of food and drink vendors. Each vendor had to be approved for a temporary food license from the health department. Health officials checked booths this morning for proper foods maintenance and sanitation facilities. Organizers say the main attraction for tonight is singer Jane Powell. Her performance kicks off just after 9 o'clock.
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Coming up, ACC tournament baseball from Salem, Virginia and Johns Hopkins will play for the NCAA lax title,
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and there's legal trouble for former Friday Football Extra star and current New York Giant, Keith Hamilton.
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Virginia and Florida State met in an elimination game of the ACC baseball tournament this morning in Salem. The Cavs needed a win worse than the Seminoles to keep alive slim NCAA Tournament hopes.
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Finally, the sun came out in Salem, after what seems like weeks of the wet stuff.
We pick it up in the bottom of the third. FSU's Tony Ritchie singles to left field. That would score Stephen Drew with the game's first run putting the Noles on top 1-nothing.
To the sixth where Florida State's Chris Hart lifts the sac fly to leftcenter. Blake Balkcom scored an
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insurance run and Florida State stays alive winning 2-nothing. The Cavaliers must now wait and see if they'll get an NCAA bid.
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In other action today, Georgia Tech hammered Duke 23 to 4. And right now North Carolina leads NC State 5-2 in the 6th.

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In the big leagues, Tom Glavine made his return to Atlanta for the first time today as a member of the New York Mets.
And Glavine's former team was a rude host. The Braves jumped all over Glavine roughing up the two time Cy Young winner for 6 runs in just 3 and a third innings of work.
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Gary Sheffield, Andruw Jones, and Robert Fick all homered for the Braves who won it 10 to 4.
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The Virginia lacrosse team moved to within one win of its first national championship since 1999 and third overall by beating up on Maryland today in the national semifinals.
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Trey Whitty gave the Cavs a two-nothing lead with this first period tally from point blank range.
Tillman Johnson was the story in the first half though. Johnson made several highlight reel saves. He was big time in the cage and UVA led 5-2 at halftime.
In the second half, Whitty misfires in transition, but Joe Yevoli puts in the rebound and Virginia rolls 14 to 4.

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The Cavaliers will play for all the marbles on Monday against Johns Hopkins a winner over Syracuse in the semis.
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With uncertainty still looming over Blacksburg like a dark cloud, Coach Frank Beamer isn't about to let the current conference situation take away everything that he and his staff have built over the past decade. In fact, the battle for the Big East is one that Beamer holds close to his heart.
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One note from the NFL tonight. Former Heritage High School product and Friday Football Extra star Keith Hamilton is in trouble with the law. The New York Giants defensive end was charged with cocaine possession after his car was stopped for having tinted windows.
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Following a search Hamilton was also charged with possession of less than 50 grams of marijuana, drug paraphernalia, and consumption of alcohol in a motor vehicle. In 1999, he pleaded guilty to driving while under the influence of cocaine. Hamilton has played in the NFL for 12 seasons, but appeared in only 6 games this past year before suffering an achilles injury.
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To the track, where the Nascar Busch Series warmed up the Lowe's Motor Speedway for tomorrow night's Coke 600 with today's running of the Carquest 300.
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Kyle Busch, Kurt's younger brother made his debut in the Busch series in this one, finishing second.
It was a short day for Kerry Earnhardt, who loops his #12 machine right here and finished 35th.


Matt Kenseth, the Winston Cup points leader got past Busch on the final restart with 28 laps to go.
He then won the race under caution thanks to this spin by Greg Biffle with just four laps to go.
For Kenseth it's his 2nd Busch win of the season.
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Annika Sorenstam didn't make the cut, so Kenny Perry stole the show at the Colonial today, firing a third round 61.
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Perry set a new tournament record for 18 holes with his round today, storming to the top of the leaderboard. He s(------------) its at 17-under and leads by 8 shots over Rory Sabbatini.