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Coming up on News 7-
Will the Hokies head to the ACC? Another twist that could include Tech in the proposed expansion.
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[VO-NAT]

And are you sick of cellulite? The FDA approves a treatment to help.
And more rain tonight and more flash flooding.
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[Talent=Jean]

Plus sun in the weekend forecast?
News 7 at Eleven is next.

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[VO-NAT]


Late-breaking developments tonight in the battle between the Big East and the A-C-C.
Virginia Tech is now back in the expansion picture.
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[Tech-ACC]


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According to the Associated Press, the presidents of the A-C-C schools will invite Tech to join the conference.
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[SUPER=@File]


The decision to include Virginia Tech was made during a three-hour conference call today.
One source says they made the decision after it appeared the original expansion plan involving Miami, Boston College and Syracuse would not get the required votes.
The Washingtron Post says the conference is desperately seeking a way to get the seven necessary votes to move its expansion plans forward.
A move to add Virginia Tech to the expansion could remove the political pressure on U-V-A and allow it to vote yes.
Tech President Charles Steger will meet with the Board of Visitors tomorrow, to ask its opinion on what to do next.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Travis Wells will have more later in sports.

[Craig-Flooding]


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Heavy rains caused widespread problems this evening in Craig County.
As much as two inches of rain fell in the area.
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The flooding prompted authorities to evacuate Camp Easter Seal near New Castle.
35 campers and several counselors were taken by bus to the Craig County Elementary School.
The camp is located in a valley and witnesses say the rain was coming down in buckets.
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((MEHAL SHAH/ASSISTANT DIRECTOR: IT WAS JUST COMING OFF THE MOUNTAIN REAL FAST, IT WAS JUST COMING OFF REAL FAST AND THE CREEK IS ACTUALLY REALLY GOOD, IT HASN'T COME UP AS MUCH AS WE THOUGHT IT WAS GOING TO COMING UP A FEW DAYS AGO BUT IT WAS JUST COMING OFF THE MOUNTAIN REALLY FAST.))
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The campers will spend the night in the gym at the school.
Ironically, tomorrow is the last day of the camp.
Parents are asked to pick up their kids at the elementary school.
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[Animal-House]


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A Roanoke woman with 57 dogs is getting an ultimatum from the city.
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[VO-NAT]
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Caroline Laprad got a letter from the city attorney's office today telling her she has 30 days to "remedy the problem."
Laprad's neighbors have complained for years about the smells and noise.
City laws limit homeowners to four dogs.
Laprad says she plans to take her dogs and move, but she hasn't been able to find a new place that will accept them.
The city says if Laprad doesn't comply with the law OR move in 30 days, it will take "whatever action" is necessary.
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[Roanoke-Chase]


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A police chase in Roanoke late this afternoon ends with the suspect getting away.
Officers attempted to pull a car over near Highland Park for a drug violation.
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One of the people fled the scene and eventually jumped into the Roanoke River near the 5-81 bridge in Smyth Park.
Officers pursued the suspect but could not catch him.
It is believed he got out of the river near the Pizza Hut behind Towers Mall.
Police are not releasing any other details.
They say the suspect is still on the loose.
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[MI-Riots]


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Extra police are on the streets in Benton Harbor Michigan tonight fearing more rioting.
For two nights in a row residents have taken to the streets protesting police brutality.
Elizabeth Sanchez reports on what's going on there tonight.
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[SUPER=01-Samuel Harris/Police Chief; :17]
[SUPER=01-Raynard Shurn/Brother of Terrance Shurn; :58]
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((CHILDREN IN BENTON HARBOR ENJOYED THE LAST FEW HOURS OF A LATE SPRING DAY BEFORE HEADING INDOORS -- NOT BECAUSE THEY WANTED TO -- BECAUSE THEY HAD TO. AUTHORITIES ARE ENFORCING A 10:30PM CURFEW ALREADY ON THE BOOKS, AFTER TWO NIGHTS OF RIOTING AND DESTRUCTION. SAMUEL HARRIS/POLICE CHIEF: "Anyone violating the law will be arrested and prosecuted, and charged with felonies." PARTS OF BENTON HARBOR WERE STILL SMOLDERING WEDNESDAY, AND SO WAS THE ANGER IN THIS MOSTLY AFRICAN-AMERICAN COMMUNITY OVER THE DEATH OF 28-YEAR OLD TERRANCE SHURN. POLICE SAY SHURN WAS SPEEDING ON HIS MOTORCYCLE MONDAY NIGHT AS HE WAS BEING CHASED BY A WHITE BENTON TOWNSHIP OFFICER. SHURN CRASHED INTO A BUILDING AND DIED. WITHIN HOURS, THE CITY WAS ON FIRE. THE RIOTING THEN CONTINUED FOR A SECOND NIGHT. POLICE SAY THE CROWDS SHOT ONE PERSON ... BEAT AND STABBED OTHERS ... AND SENT MORE BUILDINGS UP IN FLAMES. AT A GATHERING WEDNESDAY NIGHT, SHURN'S RELATIVES CALLED FOR CALM. RAYNARD SHURN/BROTHER OF TERRANCE SHURN: "I do feel your pain, your frustrations, and yes your anger. I must also say I cannot support the destruction of property because of the pain, frustration, and anger that we all feel.' BUT CITIZENS SAY THE RACIAL AND ECONOMIC CONCERNS OF BENTON HARBOR HAVE BEEN IGNORED FOR TOO LONG. THEY SAY THE TIME FOR ANSWERS IS NOW. LARRY CARTER/BENTON HARBOR RESIDENT: "There was a crime committed and I want to know who's going to pay for the crime." ... how many officers are on patrol. ELIZABETH SANCHEZ, CBS NEWS, BENTON HARBOR, MICHIGAN.))

[iRAQ]


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He is the number four man on the U-S list of most wanted Iraqis.
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Tonight he is in U-S custody.
U-S forces have captured Saddam Hussein's presidential secretary... one of the very few people Saddam is said to have trusted completely.
The U-S is hoping Abid Hamid Mahmud Al-Takriti (Ta-Creet-ee) can shed light on Saddam's fate.
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((ARI FLEISCHER/WHITE HOUSE SPOKESMAN: CENTCOM HAS CONFIRMED THE CAPTURE OF THE ACE OF DIAMONDS. THIS IS A SIGNIFICANT CAPTURE.))
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Meantime in Iraq more deadly fire.
An Iraqi gunmen killed a U-S soldier in Baghdad, and two Iraqis were killed when U-S forces opened fire on a demonstration.
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[Cellulite]


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For women hoping to get rid of cellulite --there is now a treatment that's approved by the F-D-A.
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It's called endermology. The machine kneads the skin which pulls the fat cells to the surface and breaks them down.
This reduces the appearance of the cellulite. It takes 20 sessions to notice significant results.
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((SUSAN JORDAN; I'VE HAD 9 TREATMENTS AND I STARTED NOTICING DIFFERENCE AROUND NUMBER FOUR IN THE SMOOTHNESS OF MY SKIN AND IN THE CIRCULATION. I SUFFER TO FROM CRAMPING IN MY LEGS. AND I FOUND THAT TO BE VERY BENEFICIAL ALSO ))
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For best results the treatment has to be combined with exercise, plenty of water and a sensible diet.
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[IN Q=The number one purpose]

((JADE SALMONS/CERTIFIED ENDERMOLOGIST; THE NUMBER ON PURPOSE IS TO BE USED FOR CELLULITE FOR WOMEN. TO REDUCE THE APPEARANCE OF CELLULITE. BUT IT'S ALSO USE TO CONTOUR THE AREA AS WELL AS A LOSS OF INCHES IN THOSE TREATED AREAS. IT'S ALSO USED FOR CIRCULATION PURPOSES))
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Endermology is not recommend for those who are pregnant, have high blood pressure, or suffer from varicose veins in the upper thigh.
The cost of one session is about 57 dollars. The service is offered at New Fitness in Roanoke County.
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[Tupperware]


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Tupperware is putting the lid on its partnership with Target.
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Sometimes too much of a good thing is simply too much. The Tupperware Corporation announced today it is withdrawing its products from Target Stores effective September 1st, after being with the store for only eight months. Rick Goings, C-E-O of Tupperware said in a statement that the partnership with Target was very successful and sales has exceeded expectations. But the company decided that it would rather support its independent sales force. Tupperware says consumers were buying too much of its products at Target, and not enough at its tupperware parties, which is its greatest source of revenue.
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Virginia hunters will soon be able to fight hunger with the bucks in their wallets.
More on that when News 7 returns.
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And he was on the run from the law.
Now the heir to a cosmetics fortune is behind bars.
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[Sports-preview]


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((Hey folks. Travis Wells here in the News 7 Sports Office, where tonight the ACC has apparently had a change of heart and is prepared to invite the Virginia Tech Hokies into the league. Plus, the Avs and Pelicans try to dance thru the raindrops, and we'll have Slammin' Sammy news from the diamond to the links. All that and then some coming up in just a few.))

[Luster]


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The heir to the Max Factor fortune is a fugitive no more.
Andrew Luster's luck ran out when a bounty hunter tracked him down in Mexico.
Luster is the so called playboy who was convicted of drugging and raping women in California.
But as Chris Lawrence reports Luster's not the only one behind bars; the bounty hunter is too.
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((The heir to the Max Factor cosmetics fortune has been captured in Mexico, and the FBI has already begun deportation proceedings to bring him back to California. BOB MACK/FBI: He's off the streets, coming back to this country to serve his time. The bounty hunter who found Andrew Luster in Puerto Vallarta is also in jail there. Duane Chapman tracked down Luster and confronted him outside a nightclub. But under Mexican law, arrests by bounty hunters are considered illegal kidnappings and the FBI says Chapman should have called them in sooner. FBI: HE WAS OUT THERE OPERATING ON HIS OWN, WHICH IS NOT SOMETHING WE ENDORSE AT THE FBI. A FUGITIVE IN ANOTHER COUNTRY TO BOOT. In February a jury convicted Andrew Luster of drugging and raping three women in Ventura County, California. The jury finds the defendant guilty of the rape of an unconscious person. But Luster wasn't around to hear that verdict. During a recess in the trial, he jumped bail in January and went on the run. ERIC NISHIMOTO/VENTURA CO. SHERIFFS DEPT: This is a relatively short time period for somebody to be a fugitive. Sometimes, more often than not, it takes years to find somebody. Prosecutors say Luster gave three women the drug GHB and took them to his beachfront home where he videotaped and raped them. Luster's attorneys suggested the women were pretending to fall asleep to help him film pornographic movies. And in an exclusive interview with CBS 48 Hours, Luster claimed they were willing participants. CHRIS LAWRENCE/CBS NEWS: Luster was sentenced to 124 years in prison for the crimes. And just last week, a California jury turned aside Luster's appeal, saying he forfeited his right by jumping bail. His attorney says if Luster returns, that appeal could go on. Chris Lawrence, CBS News, Los Angeles.))

[Moose-Resign]


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The man who helped capture the suspected D-C snipers is stepping down.
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Montgomery County Police Chief Charles Moose has resigned his post, amid a county ban on his book plans, and a police probe into how he handled the sniper case. Sources in the department confirm that Moose tendered his resignation Monday and it has been accepted. The letter said Moose's resignation would be effective June 28th.
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((DOUGLAS DUNCAN/MONTGOMERY CO. EXECUTIVE: I WANT TO THANK CHIEF MOOSE FOR HIS FOUR YEARS OF SERVICE IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY.))
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In March, the county ethics commission ordered Moose to drop the book and barred him from serving as a consultant on a movie about the sniper case, saying a county employee may not profit on the side from his official duties.

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The bishop under investigation in a fatal hit and run accident has resigned.
Bishop Thomas O'Brien, of the Catholic Diocese of Phoenix, has resigned amid charges he left the scene of an accident which killed a pedestrian.
Police investigating the accident, traced a license plate to the bishop's car and found the windshield caved in.


Archbishop Michael Sheehan has been appointed to act as interim administrator.
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[Southern-Baptists]


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If you're gay you too can become straight. That's the word from the Southern Baptist Convention.
The convention has announced a new initiative to convince gays to change their ways and become heterosexual.
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At its annual meeting it passed a resolution denouncing gay marriages- and warned that legalizing gay marriage would convey approval of a lifestyle which the bible calls sinful and dangerous.
[Super=03-Phoenix, AZ;]


People protested outside the meeting in Phoenix today- holding signs that say stop the spiritual violence.
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((NAT SOUND MUSIC))
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The Baptists also say they've been unfairly portrayed as intolerant and even dangerous because of their commitment to Christ.
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[Hunters-Hungry]


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For twelve years, the Hunters for the Hungry program has donated thousands of pounds of venison to needy Virginians.
Every year the program has plenty of deer but not enough money to process the meat.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.]


Help is on the way.
Today, Governor Mark Warner signed the David Horne Hunger Relief bill that will allow hunters to donate two dollars to the charity every time they buy a new hunting license.
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((LAURA NEWELL-FURNISS/HUNTERS FOR THE HUNGRY: THE NEED FOR THIS GOOD FOOD CURRENTLY EXCEEDS WHAT WE ARE ABLE TO PROVIDE. THANKS TO THE SKILLED MANAGEMENT EFFORTS OF THE GAME DEPARTMENT THERE IS AN AMPLE SUPPLY OF DEER. THIS RENEWABLE, NATURAL RESOURCE IS AN EXCELLENT WAY TO MEET THE NUTRITIONAL NEEDS OF THE HUNGRY.))
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The bill is named for David Horne, founder of the Hunters for the Hungry program, who died last year of cancer.
The charity distributes more than 200-thousand pounds of venison each year.
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Robin says a pleasant surprise is on the way for the end of the week.
He'll have the forecast when News 7 returns.
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[VO-NAT]


And this is no ordinary summer camp.
These teens are learning what it's like to be a state trooper.
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[Commercial]

[Police-Sculpture]


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A sculpture memorializing a fallen police officer is beginning to take shape.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]

Lawrence Bechtel (beck-Tel) designed "Officer Down," which depicts a wounded officer and his comrade kneeling by his side. Bechtel worked with actual police officers to create this scale model of what it will look like once it's done. The model will be digitized to create a life-size bronzed statue, that will stand outside of the new Roanoke Police Building on Campbell Avenue. It's scheduled to be unveiled in May of 2004 during National Police Memorial week.
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[VSP-camp]


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It's like summer camp for future police officers.
It's called the Junior Law Cadets.
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[SUPER=03-Richmond]


29- high school students from across the state are in Richmond this week for swat team demonstrations, defensive driving lessons and target practice.
It is a way for young people to experience what is is like to be a Virginia State trooper.
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((MEGAN BREWSTER/LYNCHBURG CADET: I LIKED SHOOTING THE GUNS. AT FIRST I WAS SO SCARED TO SHOOT THEM BUT AFTER LIKE THE FIRST COUPLE OF ROUNDS I REALLY LIKED IT.)) ((DEWEY PARSONS/DANVILLE CADET: I UNDERSTAND BASICALLY WHAT IT IS THEY GO THROUGH AND WHY THEY'RE SO STRICT ON THE HIGHWAYS IS TO SAVE LIVES. I HAVE MORE RESPECT FOR THAT NOW THAN I DID.)) ((TROOPER STEVE LOWE/WYTHEVILLE: IT TEACHES THEM RESPECT, IT TEACHES THEM LEADERSHIP ABILITY. IT TEACHES THEM HOW TO BE A TEAM MEMBER.))
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[SUPER=01-Dewey Parsons/Danville Cadet; :08]
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The Junior Law Cadet program began 14 years ago.
This year's class graduates on Friday.
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[S-Extra]


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Tonight in sports, the ACC apparently is now interested in the Hokies, the Avs can't beat Mother Nature, and Sam Snead's memory lives on at the Greenbrier, but first tonight's extra point,
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-San Antonio, TX; :00]


The World Champion San Antonio Spurs were honored today with a parade thru the city's downtown Riverwalk. The team rode in on gondola and was cheered by thousands of Spurs fans. San Antonio won its second title in five years by beating New Jersey 4 games to 2.
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[S-ACC]


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As Jean told you earlier in the newscast, Virginia Tech is back in the ACC expansion mix. During today's conference call of ACC Presidents the suggestion to reconsider the Hokies was presented by Virginia President John Casteen.
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[SUPER=@File; :00]


Sources said that Tech President Charles Steger was informed of the development by Georgia Tech President T. Wayne Clough in a meeting in Blacksburg earlier this evening.
Steger, who has been an outspoken critic of the expansion plans is expected to meet with the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors on Thursday to gauge their feelings on whether or not Tech should accept the offer.
The ACC's pitch raises several questions, like what happens to the lawsuit brought by Tech and four other Big East schools, if the Hokies accept. And if the Hokies reject the offer, Virginia would apparently be off the hook, and could vote yes for expansion with Miami, BC and Syracuse.
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[S-Avs]


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The Salem Avalanche and the Myrtle Beach Pelicans tried to beat the weather tonight, and were halfway successful getting in Game One of a doubleheader before a torrential downpour.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/Pelicans vs. Avalanche; :00]


Salem starter Nick Roberts wishes it had rained a little earlier.
The Pelicans Gregor Blanco, takes just the third pitch of the game out of the yard to deep right field for a homer giving the visitors a 1-oh lead.
Then two batters later, Andy Marte cranks the Roberts delivery to the deepest part of the park. Just like that it was 2-nothing Myrtle Beach.
Roberts also hit two batters tonight, really struggling with his control to say the least.
[SUPER=37-Myrtle Beach/4/Salem/2/;]

Finally the Avs Ryan Stegall doubles down the left field line scoring Renaldo Ruiz. But Myrtle Beach won it 4-2. Game two was rained out and the two teams will try to play a twinbill tomorrow starting at 6-05.
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[WIPE WIPE WIPE]

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[WIPE to ENG!!]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Cincinnati, OH/Fox Sports Net; :00]


In the big leagues, Sammy Sosa returned to the Cubbies lineup tonight in Cincinnati, after serving his 7 game susp
ension for using a corked bat. Sammy wasted no time getting back in the groove, hitting this 464 foot homer---his firs

t dinger since May first as the Cubs beat the Reds 4-1.
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[S-Snead]


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Legendary golfer Sam Snead passed away last May at the age of 90. But his legacy lives on with the construction of a new golf course that bears his name in Greenbrier, West Virginia. Steve Mason has the story.
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((The 18 hole, par 71 seven thousand yard course is nestled in the blue ridge mountains in White Sulfur Springs West Virginia. And while the course is still under construction, it is quite clear this course is quickly taking on some very distinct characteristics of its name sake, Slammin Sammy Snead. ((:)) The course was designed by famous golf architect Tom Fazio. It will also have the touch of Sam's son Jack, who carries on his fathers name in his own golf course design work from his home in Hot Springs. ((:)) The Snead will be a private club with a membership initiation fee of 95 thousand bucks. Dolan, Pollak and Schram Development is building 500 lots around the course and 200 of them have already been purchased. Many of the buyers were sold on the chance to play on a course with a big name. ((:)) This is the Greenbrier's fourth course and it will showcase the areas natural landscape. Many holes will have five tee boxes and the elevation changes will make the course challenging but not playable to the ordinary hacker. Just the way Sam Snead would have wanted it.)) ((:)) ((:))


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The Olympic style festival known as the Commonwealth Games of Virginia returns to the Valley in just a couple of weeks. This year marks the 14th for the Games.
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The number of sports offered, has grown from 29 in the first year to 47 this year. But as in the past, basketball is the most popular.
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Nascar drivers will on the road again this weekend for the Dodge-Save Mart 350. While the road courses have plenty of detractors, the two events per year provide a nice change of pace.
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