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There has been no official word from the A-C-C, but sources say that Miami and Virginia Tech will be invited to join the conference.
Syracuse and Boston College are apparently no longer part of the A-C-C's expansion plans.
However, a spokeman for Syracuse told the Washington Post last night that his school has heard nothing from the ACC.
That could change very soon.
The ACC is expected to formally announce its decision later today.
There are a couple of reasons to remain skeptical, but if the ACC takes Tech and Miami - it leaves open the possibility it could snag another team down the road - possibly Notre Dame.
Again, sources in North Carolina told News 7 sports last night that Tech and Miami will be asked to formally join the ACC.
We'll have more on this story later today on News 7 .
Frank Beamer was admitted to Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta after experiencing chest discomfort.
Yesterday, Beamer was driven to the hospital from his beach home in Georgia.
A hospital spokeswoman says he then underwent a coronary arteriorgram.
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((THE ARTERIOGRAM SHOWS NO MAJOR BLOCKAGES. HE IS QUITE STABLE AND IT IS EXPECTED THAT HE WILL BE DISCHARGED IN THE NEXT FEW DAYS.))
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Beamer is under observation.
Close friends of the coach spoke to him last night and say he is feeling much better.
He apparently wanted to fly back to Roanoke to see doctors at Roanoke Memorial Hospital, but physicians in Atlanta encouraged him to stay.
In 1989, Beamer had an angioplasty procedure performed at Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
At that time he did NOT have a heart attack but a narrowing of an artery.
Frank Beamer is 56 years old and has been the head coach at Tech for 16 seasons.
Many residents in Blacksburg are concerned over the town's current sewer system.
Dozens turned out yesterday for a public hearing on plans to improve it.
The system is now nearing capacity.
Officials say they could upgrade it, build a new sewer to include service in the Tom's Creek area, or add more treatment sites.
However, many residents say they're concerned about what the improvements will do to the environment.
The town will decide July 8th.
Henry County investigators say a man robbed a restaurant last night.
A employee at Pat's Pizza in Bassett says a man came into the store and asked for change at about 7.
When she opened the cash drawer, he told her to give him the money.
The worker gave it to him, though he never showed a weapon.
Deputies are still looking for the robber.
Athorities say a Pulaski County girl may have been kidnapped.
Her family says she isn't the type to run away.
16-year-old Tara Sheets was reported missing early Sunday morning, after she took her dog out for a walk.
The dog came back, but Tara did not.
Her grandmother says Tara spent a lot of time talking to friends in Internet chat rooms, and believes there may be a connection there to her disappearance.
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((MARY SHEETS/TARA'S GRANDMOTHER: EVERY TIME TARA WOULD MEET SOMEBODY ON THE INTERNET SHE WOULD TELL ME. SHE WOULD TELL ME THE NAME SHE WOULD TELL ME WHAT THEY SAID AND WE WOULD TALK ABOUT IT.))
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Sheets says Tara once gave out her address to someone she met over the Internet, but promised she'd never do it again.
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Authorities are treating Tara's case as an abduction.
If you have any information, you're asked to call the Pulaski County Crimeline at 540-980-7810.
Opponents of Duke Energy's natural gas pipeline are bombarding Governor Mark Warner's office with mail.
Close to 900 postcards were delivered to the State Capitol.
Each one asks the governor to step in and stop the drilling under the New River.
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((ED JENNINGS: IT'S GOING TO CHANGE THE OXYGEN LEVELS OF THE RIVER AND TO THE POINT WHERE YOU CAN BE AFFECTING WATER QUALITY NOT JUST IN WYTHE COUNTY BUT THIS COULD BE AFFECTING THE NEW RIVER GORGE STATE PARK IN WEST VIRGINIA. IT HAS HUGE IMPLICATION TO THE BIOLOGICAL AND FISHLIFE ALONG THE RIVER. ))
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Drilling for the 94-mile pipeline began in March.
State officials say at this point there is little they can do to stop the project.
Roanoke County is one step closer to a new public safety building.
The current one is a converted school that was built in the 1930s as a New Deal public-works project.
At their meeting yesterday, Supervisors unanimously voted to move forward with plans for the new building.
Right now, moving forward means accepting a plan from contractor Northrop-Grumman and inviting competition from other contractors.
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((MIKE ALTIZER/ROANOKE CO. SUPERVISOR: WE'RE GOING TO TRIGGER A MECHANISM THAT'S GOING TO DEFINE WHAT WE WILL DO AND HOW MUCH WE WILL DO AND AT THAT POINT IN TIME, HOW WE WILL PAY FOR IT.))
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Northrop-Grumman is the only contractor that's submitted a proposal to design, construct, and finance the new building.
But the price is considered proprietary information under the law.
Other companies now have 45 days to submit competing proposals.
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The owner of a Smith Mountain Lake campground says the water around his property IS safe to swim in.
Last week, the health department issued a water quality advisory for the Crazy Horse Campground and Marina.
Officials said heavy rainfall washed too much bacteria into the area and that visitors should avoid the water.
But the marina's owner says tests conducted Monday by a private company and found *below-normal* levels of bacteria.
A spokesman with the Health Department says differing levels of bacteria are to be expected and that the results won't change the agency's advisory.
The Franklin County Health Department tests six locations at Smith Mountain Lake every Monday.
This week's results are due today or tomorrow.
A state medical program is helping many Virginia children receive health insurance, but many more still need help.
The Family Access to Medical Insurance Security Plan, or FAMIS, provides benefits to children 18 and younger.
Officials say Virginia enrollment in FAMIS is up 35 percent since September.
The state says 80 percent of eligible children are now covered by it or Medicaid.
Still, 80-thousand eligible children in Virginia remain uninsured.
For more information on the program, call toll-free 866-87-FAMIS
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