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Coming up on News 7 --

Old Tires could soon provide a source of energy in Henry County.
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And Virginia Tech's president prepares for his meeting with other Big East Presidents on the future of the conference.
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Tonight on News 7 Sports, the Avs close out a seven game homestand, Clemens goes for number 300 again and
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Ryan Newman wins from the pole at Dover Downs.
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After a fairly sunny Sunday expect cool condition overnight and a bright start to your workweek. A look at the 7-Day planner PLUS this month's Almanac straight ahead.
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News 7 at 6 starts now. [Video-Open]
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((CERTAINLY WILL BE DISCUSSING THE BIG EAST/ACC SITUATION.))
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Virginia Tech's Board of Visitors discusses the future of the Big East Conference as President Charles Steger (STEE-gur) prepares for an important meeting.
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Good evening, I'm Joy Sutton in for Teresa Hamilton.

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Virginia Tech's Board of Visitors has convened for it's quarterly meeting on the eve of an important meeting. Jennifer Wishon reports.
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((At Virginia Tech's Board of Visitors meetings you won't find the words Big or East on any agenda but it's a topic of much discussion.
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((JOHN ROCOVICH/VIRGINIA TECH BOARD OF VISITORS RECTOR: I KNOW ALL THE BOARD MEMBERS CONSIDER IT A MATTER OF GREAT URGENCY BECAUSE IT AFFECTS OUR IMAGE AND OUR POSITION IN THE WORLD OF ATHLETICS AND AS A MAJOR INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY.))

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A meeting of all Big East presidents has been called by University of Miami President Donna Shalala. And Virginia Tech's president says that by the end of the week the University will have a good idea of what's going to happen.
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((CHARLES STEGER/VIRGINIA TECH PRESIDENT: I THINK EVERYONE CAN BE ASSURED THAT WE ARE VERY ACTIVELY ENGAGED AT LOOKING AT ALL THE OPTIONS IN TRYING TO DETERMINE WHAT THE BEST COURSE OF ACTION IS FOR BOTH VIRGINIA TECH AND THE CONFERENCE.))
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The Big East Conference has made Miami an offer that reportedly equals the amount of money the A-C-C has put on the table. But that may not be enough.
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((CHARLES STEGER/VIRGINIA TECH PRESIDENT: WE DON'T REALLY THINK THAT, IN TERMS OF DOLLARS, THAT MONEY IS THE ISSUE. AND WE'D BE INTERESTED IN EXPLORING FURTHER WHAT OTHER ISSUES MIGHT BE ASSOCIATED WITH A DECISION FROM MIAMI'S POINT OF VIEW.))
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But even if the Hurricanes blow apart the current Big East Conference, Tech has plans in place to adjust appropriately.
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((JOHN ROCOVICH/VIRGINIA TECH BOARD OF VISITORS RECTOR: WHATEVER HAPPENS WE'LL VERY PROMPTLY TAKE THE APPROPRIATE ACTION.))
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Virigina Tech has been in contact with other conferences, but say they hope the Big East stays intact and only gets stronger. But win or lose at Wednesday's meeting, officials say Virginia Tech is strong and will always emerge a winner. Jennifer Wishon, News 7, Blacksburg.))

[M'ville-Tire]


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A plan by a Martinsville company to generate energy by burning old tires appears to be going forward despite concerns raised by environmentalists and residents. Tire Energy Corporation has proposed to build a 3-point-5 million dollar plant in a Henry County industrial park to burn waste tires to generate steam to sell to industrial users. The company has applied to the state Department of Environmental Quality for an emissions permit, which the department says it will probably issue. Some neighbors worry that the plant's emissions will increase ozone levels and that the ash could contaminate ground water with toxic lead and cadmium.


[Hotel-Robbery]


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A Salem man is in custody, charged with robbing a hotel yesterday. Roanoke County Police say Nicholas Casey Chastang robbed the clerk at the Ramada Inn on Skyview Road at gunpoint yesterday morning. Police won't say how much money was taken.

[Pow-Wow]


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Americans from all backgrounds gathered to "pow wow" in honor of their veterans this weekend.
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((NATS OF SINGING, DRUMS))
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Grounds of the American Legion in Salem were transformed into a camp- ground, trading- post and dancing circle. One participant says you don't need lessons to learn the dances. You just have to feel the beat of the drum and be light on your feet. And speaking of the drum, this one was made by a Pulaski County man.
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((BILL SEMBELLO/RED FLYER SINGERS: THE RED FLYER SINGERS GREW OUT OF THE AMERICAN INDIAN CULTURES CLUB AT VIRGINIA TECH WHICH IS OPEN TO ALL COMMUNITY MEMBERS AND STUDENTS AND PROFESSORS IN THE VIRGINIA TECH COMMUNITY SO IT'S ACTUALLY MEMBERS OF PEOPLE THAT LIVE IN THE NEW RIVER VALLEY.))
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The event serves as a reunion for Native American people in the area, but also has another purpose.
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((GARLAND 'HUMBLE BEAR' LEESON/POW WOW PARTICIPANT: WE HONOR THE VETERANS AT EVERY GRAND ENTRY OF EVERY POW WOW BUT THIS POW WOW IS PUT ON JUST FOR THE VETERANS RIGHT HERE IN SALEM VIRGINIA.))
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The Salem Pow Wow is the only one held in this region.
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[Festival]


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Festival in the Park wrapped up today after a more than a weeks worth of food, crafts and music.
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One of today's highlights was the Renaissance Faire. People were dressed up in period dress and entertained the crowd with various demonstrations from jousting to arts and crafts.
While the rain held off today, Festival in Park organizers says all the showers over the past week have put a damper on profits.
Turnout to many of the events has been much lower than previous years.
Organizers says say if they end up in the red this year it could affect next year, meaning there may be fewer events.
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Still ahead on the newscast, a Roanoke County teenager walks away with a new ride for making a promise not to drink during prom season...
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and it's a blast from the past. Dozens of psychedelic vans are headed to Rockbridge County.
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Temperatures in Roanoke didn't break 70- degrees today, which would have made swimming a bit chilly.
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Both Fallon Park and Washington Park Pools remained closed this weekend. Because of last week's cool and raining weather, water temperatures were 67- degrees. Pool officials say that the pools hold more than 350- thousand gallons of water and even if we had enjoyed 80- degree temperatures over the weekend the water would not have warmed up enough. Officials say swimming in water below 70- degrees could cause hypothermia.
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[After-Prom]


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Staying sober and drug free on prom night pays off for one North Cross Student.
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Chris Jones won this 2003 Hyundai Tiburon.
His school was one of 38 that participated in the 15th annual after prom grand finale event.
The event is sponsored by the Roanoke Area Youth Substance Abuse Coalition and is aimed at encouraging students to stay alcohol, tobacco and drug free on prom night.
Another student will also receive a 2-thousand dollar scholarship for writing a one page essay discussing the solutions to drinking and driving problems in his or her community.
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[VW-Weekend]


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It's a trip down memory lane, and next weekend the bus stops near Natural Bridge.
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The second annual Volkswagen Natural Bus Weekend is coming to Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park at Natural Bridge Friday through Sunday. It's an opportunity for bus owners from around the country to swap stories and compete for trophies awarded to the best bus, best campsite, and for the bus that doesn't look like it should be running. All proceeds from the event go towards the Ronald McDonald House.
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((JEFF BURKS/EVENT ORGANIZER; WE WERE AT A BUS SHOW IN NORTH CAROLINA, AND THOUGHT GOSH THIS IS REALLY FUN, BUT WE REALLY NEED TO DO ONE AROUND HERE WHERE WE DON'T HAVE TO DRIVE SO FAR, AND OUR AREA OF THE COUNTRY IS SO BEAUTIFUL WE FIGURED LET'S BRING 'EM ALL HERE, AND THAT'S WHERE IT CAME FROM.)) ((DAVE WOOD/EVENT ORGANIZER; I THINK EVERYBODY HAS AN IDEA OF WHAT THE WHOLE 60'S AND 70'S GENRE IS ABOUT, THE HIPPIE STYLE, BUT IT'S EVEN MORE THAN THAT. IT'S THE FACT THAT YOU'RE OUT HERE, MEETING PEOPLE. IT'S A CULTURE THAT'S SUPER FRIENDLY. IT'S JUST LIKE FAMILY.))
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[TAKE VW WEEKEND #8703 FS]

The event costs 7 dollars per person per night, and children under 16 get in for just a dollar. For more information about the event, you can call 540-581-1482. [TAKE WDBJ7.COM FS] Or you can find a link to the organizations website at w-d-b-j-7-dot-com.
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Up ahead on the newscast, Ryan Newman tames the track in Dover. We'll have highlights in sports.
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but before that, one Roanoke man has made a name for himself in bluegrass on the mandolin. We'll take a lesson from one of the greats up next.
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[Virginia-Profile]


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One Roanoke man has a unique place in the history of bluegrass. Herschel Sizemore has played with some of bluegrass legends, and led the way for a new generation, and a new sound.
Joe Dashiell has more in this week's Virginia Profile.
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(( [OPENS ON NAT SOUND OF AMANDOLINA]
Herschel Sizemore has been playing the mandolin since he was a boy growing up in Alabama.
He was just eight years old, when he visited relatives in Nashville and attended a performance of the the Grand Ole Opry for the first time.
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(( AND I SEEN BILL MONROE COME OUT AND PLAY AND THAT JUST KIND OF DONE IT. I REMEMBER TELLING MY MOM AT THAT TIME YOU KNOW WHEN I GREW UP THAT'S WHAT I WANTED TO DO, AND I JUST NEVER CHANGED.))
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A resident of Roanoke since 1969, He's played with many well-known names in bluegrass music including Jimmie Martin, and Del McCoury, and friends joke that he's turned down offers from the rest.
In recent years, recordings under his own name have brought recognition for his contributions to the music.
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((I FEEL COMFORTABLE DESCRIBING HIM AS ONE OF THE VERY FIRST TO BREAK AWAY FROM THE MONROE SOUND AND DEVELOP A SOUND THAT TRULY IS HIS OWN.))
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Sizemore has always shared that sound with other mandolin players... and recently he completed his first instructional video with Alan Bibey. [NAT SOUND OF VIDEO]
A follow-up to a transcription book produced by Roanoke's Acutab Publications, the video is now shipping to mail-order customers and music stores.
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((WE MAINLY TOUCHED ON THE STYLE I PLAYED WHICH IS SOMETHING I JUST COME UP WITH. I GREW UP DOWN IN ALABAMA AND I DIDN'T HAVE HELP FOR LEARNING. I DIDN'T HAVE TAPE RECORDERS, OR ANY KIND OF INSTRUCTIONAL STUFF. WHAT I LEARNED I KIND OF PUT TOGETHER FROM WHAT I HEARD ON THE RADIO, YOU KNOW. JUST HAD TO COMMIT IT TO MEMORY AND LEARN IT THAT WAY.))
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Learn it he did, and today almost sixty years after he first picked up an instrument, Herschel Sizemore is still picking and passing it on.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Roanoke))

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Coming up, Ryan Newman puts Dodge in Dover's victory lane for the first time in a quarter century, Venus goes down in Paris and
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Winston Salem hammers the Avalanche to tighten its grip on first place in the Carolina League's Southern Division.

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Dover is one of only two all concrete tracks on the Nascar circuit. Nicknamed the Monster Mile, the track certainly lived up to its moniker in today's MBNA 400.
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It didn't take long for the monster to show its teeth. On the very first lap, Casey Mears loses control and things stack up behind him, setting off an eight car crash, which collected Mike Skinner and Ward Burton among others.
A little later, Jeff Gordon and Sterling Marlin locked up in a battle for third when Gordon sent Marlin into a spin that ended with hard contact on the inside retaining wall.
Defending race champ Jimmie Johnson had a tough day getting loose and scraping the wall for another caution.
Ryan Newman was up front all day long, especially when it counted. He held off Gordon to take the checkered flag.
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The Salem Avalanche entertained the Winston Salem Warthogs in the rubber match of a three game weekend series this afternoon in Salem.
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A nice crowd was on hand for the first sunny Sunday in weeks.
But the Avs fans didn't have much to cheer about.
Check out the gun from the Warthogs catcher Wally Rosa, who throws out Brandon Carraway trying to steal second.
It was 3-oh Winston Salem into the 7th. That's when the visitors went hog wild. Mike Spidale nails this pitch to the warning track in center. Two runs scored and it was 5-zip Warthogs.
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Winston-Salem tacked on three more runs in the inning and went on to whip Salem by a final of 9 to 1, just a day after the Avalanche scored 15 runs.
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Roger Clemens went after his 300th career win for the second time this week, today in Detroit, and again, the Rocket will have to wait a little longer to reach the historic milestone.
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Clemens pitched 6 innings scattering 7 hits and striking out 6. He gave up 5 earned runs before leaving with an 8-6 lead in the 7th.
But the Yankees bullpen allowed the Tigers to tie things at 8, and right now the two are still playing in the ___ inning.
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[S-French]


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To the clay at Roland Garros where there were a couple of upsets today at the French Open. American Lindsey Davenport bowed out with a toe injury and Jennifer Capriati was ousted by Nadia Petrova of Russia in three sets, 6-3. 4-6, and 6-3.
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Venus Williams was also bitten by the upset bug, losing to 18 year old Russian Vera Zvonareva. Williams committed 75 unforced errors and hit 12 double faults. Her serve was also broken six times by the 22nd seeded Zvonereva who won the match 2-6, 6-2, and 6-4.
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The news wasn't all bad for the Americans on this Sunday. Venus' little sis Serena advanced to the quarterfinal r

ound as did Andre Agassi on the men's side.[S-Golf]


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To the links, where the US Open is just two weeks away. And if his recent play is any indication, Kenny Perry has a better shot at winning the season's second major than Tiger Woods.
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At the Memorial today, Woods did rebound from Saturday's miserable round by firing a 7-under 65 to finish the event at 9-under par.
But there was no catching Perry. Perry shot an even par 72, and bogeyed four of the last five holes. But his cushion was so big, that he still beat Lee Janzen by two shots at 13-under. Perry wins for the second straight week on (------------) Tour at the site of his very first PGA victory and will now take a week off before the open.