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Coming up on News 7-
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A college roommate may now be a suspect in the case of a missing basketball player.
Oh that aching back. Now a drug meant to help get rid of wrinkles could get rid of back pain.
Plus an American classic celebrates a birthday.
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[Talent=Jean]


And reaction to Miami and Tech's decision-
News 7 is next.

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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Tropical storm Bill pounds the Gulf Coast with tornadoes and flooding.
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((WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO THIS YEAR, YOU GONNA STAY OR GO? I'M GOING TO LEAVE HERE IN A LITTLE BIT, GET EVERYTHING TOGETHER. I JUST CAME TO SEE HOW MUCH WATER'S ON THE ROAD..))
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Bill now has his sights set inland.
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[Tropical-Storm]


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At least 200-thousand people in Lousiana are without power and the governor's declared a state of emergency.
Tropical Storm Bill could bring flooding rains far inland, even as far as Southwest and Central Virginia.
Jennifer Miller has the story from New Orleans.
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((ALONG THE GULF COAST MONDAY, TROPICAL STORM BILL WAS A RELATIVELY UNEXPECTED AND DEFINITELY UNWELCOMED GUEST. THE CITY OF NEW ORLEANS SLAMMED SHUT ITS FLOODGATES AS THE NEW NEIGHBORHOOD BULLY DRENCHED THE AREA WITH SEVERAL INCHES OF RAIN. SPIRITING WINDS UP TO 60 MILES PER HOUR, HE DELIVERED A STRONG LEFT HOOK TO THE LOUISIANA SHORELINE ... THAT UNLEASHED A TORNADO JUST WEST OF NEW ORLEANS.
(MOS)

"I told my brother hit the deck, you know. Then he said why what is it. I said it's a tornado. He said it can't be. And we both dove down .. good thing." THE TWISTER INJURED FOUR PEOPLE, DAMAGED A NEARBY SCHOOL, AND TOSSED ASIDE MOBILE HOMES LIKE PLAYTHINGS.
(MOS)

"I never seen anything like it."
(STANDUP BRIDGE)

AS THE POWER WENT OUT, TROPICAL STORM BILL KEPT POURING IN. THE DEEP SOUTH -- ALREADY SOGGY FROM SPRING RAINS -- IS NOW SOAKED.
(Locator: Grand Isle, LA)

LEVIES ARE WASHED OUT. STREETS AND HOMES ARE FLOODED. IN GENTILLY, JERRELYN VERRETT KEEPS TRACK OF HOW MANY TIMES HER HOME HAS BEEN HIT. THIS MIGHT BE THE LAST.
(MOS)

"I didn't want to go into a senior complex, but now I don't have a choice." BUT THOSE IN NEW ORLEANS'S POPULAR FRENCH QUARTER SAY THE RAIN WON'T DAMPEN THEIR SPIRITS.
(MOS)

"This is just a ticked off thunderstorm (laughs)." BUT STILL THE GOVERNORS OF LOUISIANA AND MISSISSIPPI HAVE DECLARED EMERGENCIES. BUT THE GULF COAST IS REALLY AT THE MERCY OF THE ATLANTIC HURRICANE SEASON, WHICH IS ONLY JUST BEGINNING. JENNIFER MILLER, CBS NEWS, NEW ORLEANS.))

[ACC-Tech]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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It is signed, sealed, and delivered.
Today, Virginia Tech officially accepted an invitation to join the Atlantic Coast Conference. [***TECH/ACC IN MONITOR***]
[DOUBLE BOXES=Jean & Justin /BAM;]


Justin McLeod is here with reaction from Blacksburg. Justin?
Jean, we all knew this was coming but today a lot of it became official.
[LIVE= Justin /FULL BAM]
[SUPER=@justin1]


This morning, Virginia Tech officially accepted the offer of membership in the ACC.
This afternoon, Virginia Tech then officially left the Big East.
Tomorrow in Greensboro, the A-C-C will officially welcome Virginia Tech and Miami into the conference.
It will mark the end of a wild ride that often times was a bumpy one.
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((((NAT SOUND OF FOOTBALL))
It will be the same game, but something will be quite different in exacly one year.
On July 1st 2004, Virginia Tech begins it's membership in the ACC.
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((LARRY HINCKER/VT SPOKESPERSON: I DON'T THINK ANYONE COULD HAVE THUNKED WHAT TOOK PLACE A WEEK AGO TUESDAY.)) [Runs03]
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That is when the A-C-C invited Virgina Tech to begin negotiations to join the conference.
It was all finalized by Monday morning.
Monday afternoon, it was revealed Virginia Tech and Miami would be going together.
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((JOHN SWOFFORD/ACC COMMISSIONER: I THINK WE'VE LANDED A VERY GOOD PLACE IN A VERY POSITIVE PLACE WITH THESE TWO INSTITUTIONS THAT MOST DEFINETELY STRENGHTEN THE CONFERENCE.)) [Runs08]
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Virginia Tech says Miami's decision played no part in its move to the ACC.
Virginia Tech planned to go regardless.
However, university officials concede it will be a better conference with Miami.
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((JIM WEAVER/VT ATHLETIC DIRECTOR: WE HAVE ENJOYED GOOD COMPETITION WITH MIAMI IN THE BIG EAST AND GREAT RIVALRY AND WE'RE LOOKING FORWARD TO CONTINUING THAT PREXISTING RELATIONSHIP.)) [Runs10]
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A relationship that Virginia Tech believes will be beneficial off the playing field as well.
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((LARRY HINCKER/VT SPOKESPERSON: WE'VE GOT A WHOLE SERIES OF ACADEMIC PARTNERSHIPS WITH MANY OF THE ACC SCHOOLS SO TO ALIGN OUR SPORTS CONFERENCE JUST SEEM TO MAKE SENSE.)) [Runs08]
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One current academic partnership is NASA's National Institute of Aerospace which is jointly run by Tech and four other ACC institutions.
The university also believes the move to the ACC makes sense financially.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Jean & Justin /BAM;]


For example Jean, Virginia Tech believes it would save up to a 1/2 million dollars in the first year on travel costs alone.

[Miami-ACC]


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After mulling over several strong counter-offers from the Big East, administrators at the University of Miami also decided to jump to the A-C-C.
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President Donna Shalala calls it a good move for the University.
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((DONNA SHALALA/UNIV. OF MIAMI PRESIDENT; THE ACC HAS BUILT A REMARKABLE CONFERENCE BASED ON EQUAL TREATMENT AND HIGH ACADEMIC AND ATHLETIC EXCELLENCE. WE HAVE BOTH.))
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Shalala said she wants to build the academic strength of the conference to go along with its newly strengthened athletic credentials.
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[Library-Closed]


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A Roanoke Library branch is open again.
The Jackson Park Library closed more than a week ago because of air conditioning problems.
The problem's fixed and the library is back to normal operating hours.

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Negotiations between I-T-T Night Vision and its striking union have broken off again.
The two sides are in what they hope will be a brief cooling off period.
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There was an early morning rally outside the plant today. More than 300 union members gathered to show their support for a strike that is entering its second week. Union leaders say there are three main issues being discussed in negotiations.
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((JEFF MORAN/UNION EXECUTIVE BOARD MEMBER; WE'RE REAL SERIOUS ABOUT GETTING OUR PENSION STRAIGHTENED OUT LOOKING TO GET CAPS ON OUR INSURANCE AND WE'RE ALSO LOOKING MAINLY TO GET SOME TIME WITH OUR FAMILIES.))
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Moran says workers are prepared to strike for months if necessary. In a short statement released today, ITT says the strike will not affect its customers and that it will not publicly discuss contract issues.
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[Goodyear]


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Meanwhile, analysts say a strike at Goodyear is unlikely, even though the Steelworkers union broke off contract talks over the weekend.
About two-thousand unionized employees work at Goodyear's Danville plant.
A company spokesman says the sides are having informal discussions but no new talks have been planned.
The union says it's prepared to strike if necessary, but analysts say that wouldn't be beneficial for either side.


[West-Nile]


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A bird found in Southwest Roanoke County has tested positive for the West Nile Virus.
The dead raven was found in the Starkey Road area last Wednesday. The states lab in Richmond confirmed today that the bird had west Nile.
West Nile is spread through the bite of an infected mosquito.
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Ways to avoid exposure include wearing long, loose and light-colored clothing, using insect repellent, cleaning out birdbaths weekly, and eliminating any standing water around your home which could be a breeding ground.
That water could be in flower pots, toys or old tires.
This is the first confirmed case of West Nile in the Roanoke Valley this year.
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[Botox]


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Botox helps to wipe out wrinkles but it may also help wipe out back pain.
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[SUPER=03-Miami, FL]

35 year old Sheila Gustafson was almost out of options for her back and neck pain when she decided to enroll in a clinical trial using Botox. Doctors say the wrinkle drug may work wonders for back and neck pain.
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((DR. ALLAN HERSKOWITZ/NEUROLOGIST: WE HAVE INJECTED THE BOTOX DIRECTLY INTO THE MUSCLES GUIDED BY A MACHINE THAT TELLS US WHICH MUSCLES ARE THE ACTIVE ONES- AND WE HAVE GOTTEN EXTREMELY FAVORABLE RESULTS.))
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Botox can relieve back and neck pain by relaxing the muscles that surround the spinal column. Botox also has a direct effect on the pain fibers. Sheila doesn't know yet if it works, but if the procedure does, she will have to repeat it every few months.
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[Tease1]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Two months after a Roanoke police officer shot a suspect, investigators clear him of any wrongdoing.
More on that next on News 7.
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Plus was this missing college basketball player murdered by a teamate?
The latest on the investigation next.
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[Sports-Preview]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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((Hey, folks Mike Stevens back in the News 7 sports office as the most powerful woman in college sports picks her conference. We'll hear from Donna Shalala, John Swofford and the folks from West Virginia who are left to fend for themselves in the Big East. Plus, Avs highlights fro this afternoon are on the way, as well - tonight on the Big 7.))

[Dennehy]


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The search for a missing athlete may now be a homicide investigation.
An informant has reportedly told police that Patrick Dennehy was shot in the head by his roommate and killed after an argument.
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According to an affidavit the informant said Dennehy and fellow basketball player Carlton Dotson were in the Waco, Texas area shooting guns when they got into an argument.
The affidavit says Dennehy pointed his gun at Dotson who pointed his nine millimeter gun back at Dennehy and fired.


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[Athlete-Missing]


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Dennehy's car was found recently in Norfolk but still no sign of him.
Elizabeth Sanchez has more on the mystery of the college athlete who vanished.
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((AFTER MORE THAN TWO WEEKS OF SEARCHING....THERE'S STILL NO SIGN OF BAYLOR BASKETBALL PLAYER PATRICK DENNEHY. THE F-B-I HAS JOINED IN THE SEARCH ...AND WHILE SOME FEAR THE WORST...HIS COACH ISN'T READY TO GIVE UP HOPE. DAVE BLISS/BAYLOR BASKETBALL COACH "IT'S SOMETHING THAT WE STILL BELIEVE IN MIRACLES, THEY DO HAPPEN." ELIZABETH SANCHEZ/CBS NEWS: FEW DETAILS ARE BEING RELEASED, BUT CBS NEWS HAS OBTAINED A COPY OF AN AFFIDAVIT WHICH NAMES ONE OF DENNEHY'S TEAMMATES AS A POSSIBLE SUSPECT. AND INFORMANT TOLD POLICE DENNEHY WAS SHOT IN THE HEAD BY HIS ROOMMATE AFTER AN ARGUMENT BROKE OUT. FEW DETAILS OF THE INVESTIGATION ARE KNOWN...BUT POLICE are treating it like a murder investigation... and THE LIST OF POTENTIAL SUSPECTS COULD INCLUDE HIS TEAMMATES HERE AT BAYLOR. STUDENT : "I HOPE ITS NOT TRUE, CONSIDERING THIS IS A CHRISTIAN INSTITUTION, IT'S PRETTY UPSETTING THAT THE TEAM CAN EVEN BE SUSPECTS." THE SIX FOOT TEN ATHLETE WHO WAS LAST HEARD FROM IN MID-JUNE. IT'S A SEARCH THAT NOW STRETCHES ALL THE WAY TO NORFOLK, VIRGINIA WHERE DENNEHY'S CAR WAS FOUND LAST WEEK. Police officer: "PROCESSING CAR LOOKING FOR CLUES." DENNEHY'S GIRLFRIEND LIVES IN NEW MEXICO...WHERE THE PROMISING ATHLETE PLAYED BEFORE TRANSFERRING TO BAYLOR. JESSICA DE LA ROSA REMAINS OPTIMISTIC AND REFUSES TO FUEL SPECULATION THAT DENNEHY WAS HAVING PROBLEMS AT BAYLOR. JESSICA DE LA ROSA/DENNEHY'S GIRLFRIEND "I CAN'T SAY ANYTHING ABOUT PROBLEMS BECAUSE THAT MIGHT...THAT IS LENDING TO THE INVESTIGATION RIGHT NOW." ONE OF DENNEHY'S TEACHERS DESCRIBED HIM AS A GOOD STUDENT WHO DREAMED OF PLAYING IN THE NBA ONE DAY. ELIZABETH SANCHEZ, CBS NEWS, WACO))

[Missing-Girl]


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The investigation into a missing Pulaski County girl continues, even though authorities have identified the case as a runaway.
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[VO-NAT]

After disappearing for nearly a week, 16-year-old Tara Sheets was returned to her grandparents' home safe and sound Friday night.
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She was reported missing June 22nd, after she left the house that morning to walk her dog. Authorities say it appears now that Tara left voluntarily, but feel they handled the case appropriately.
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((JIM DAVIS/PULASKI CO. SHERIFF: THERE'S SOME COSTS INVOLVED THERE'S A LOT OF PHONE BILLS A LOT OF HOURS THAT ACCOMPANY ANY INVESTIGATION BUT AT THE SAME TIME WE'RE THRILLED AND JUST HAPPY THAT THIS ENDED THE WAY IT DID 58))
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Davis still believes Tara's time spent in Internet chat rooms may be connected to her disappearance. No arrests have been made, but he says charges are pending.
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[Police-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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No charges for the police officer who shot a Roanoke man this spring.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke/April 14;]

The Commonwealth's Attorney's office today released its findings regarding the April 14th shooting on Madison Avenue.

The investigation found Officer M-E Thompson acted reasonably when he fired four shots at a car driven by Antonio Lee Taylor. Evidence shows Thompson fired his gun after Taylor attempted to drive away, hitting the officer with his car before hitting a house. Taylor survived a gunshot to the chest. He faces charges of assault on a police officer and cocaine possession.
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[Tease2]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[WRITER=dse]
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Strange lights in the sky over Hamton Roads bring fears of a plane crash.
Find out what really happened next.
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[VO-NAT]


Plus, 50 years and thousands of car later, an American Hotrod celebrates its birthday.
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[Commercial]


[Bedrosian]


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Al Bedrosian has been out of the spotlight since his last run for the General Assembly.
But the christian conservative is building a new constituency... on the radio.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Bedrosian signed on six months ago, when he began broadcasting a daily talk show on christian radio station, 3WR.


He took advantage of an old nickname when he titled the show, "Bedrock in the Morning."
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((AL BEDROSIAN: BEDROCK KIND OF TALKS WHAT THE SHOW IS ABOUT. I'M THE HOST OF IT AND THE SHOW IS FROM A CHRISTIAN PERSPECTIVE, AND IT'S A FAITH BASED PROGRAM. NO GOVERNMENT INVOLVEMENT, PURELY FREE ENTERPRISE. SO THAT WAS GREAT. AND THAT'S WHY WE STUCK WITH THE NAME BEDROCK.))
[SUPER=01-Al Bedrosian/Radio Talk Show Host]
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[OUT Q=why we stuck with the name Bedrock.]
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He won't rule out a campaign in the future, but Bedrosian says he has no plans to run for public office again.
For now, he says, he is enjoying his run on the radio.
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[NASA-Rockets]


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A series of lights in the sky caused quite a stir in Hampton Roads last night.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Virginia Beach]


The lights appeared several times after 11 o-clock and were visible in parts of Chesapeake, Virginia Beach and Norfolk.
At one point witnesses thought a plane may have gone down near the oceanfront and called out the Coast Guard and rescuers.
NASA now says it was the culprit. The space agency was testing a new kind of rocket called "Wallops".
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[S-Extra]


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Much more on Miami-Tech-ACC saga. We'll also hear from the folks in West Virginia. Plus, the Avs play an afternoon game against Winston-Salem. But first tonight's Extra Point -
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Wimbledon, England/ESPN; :00]

Venus Williams was victorious today and in the process she earned a little payback against 16th seed, Vera Zvonareva.

Venus lost to this woman in the French Open, but today she dispatched her in straight set fashion winning 6-1 and 6-3.
Venus will now face Lindsey Davenport in the elite 8. Also today Andre Agassi was beaten by Marc Philippousis in five sets.
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[S-Miami]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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Miami joined Tech in the ACC expansion party this afternoon. All along the Canes have seemingly been in control of this process and today a rather confident Miami President Donna Shalala said as much in Coral Gables.
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[ANCHOR=MIKE]
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Miami and Tech will each have to pay not only a $1 million dollar exit fee to get out of the Big East, but each also has to fork over $3 million to join the ACC.

[S-Goofy]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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I'm sure who originally said, "It's not how you start, but how you finish that really matters," but I do know that adage certainly applies to this ACC expansion for folks in this part of the country. It has, without a doubt, been one incredibly strange journey.
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[SUPER=01-John Swofford/ACC Commissioner; :06]
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[OUT Q=...where we have ended up."]
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[ANCHOR=MIKE]
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Where they will end up is in Greensboro tonight at 7:30 for the formal welcoming party. News 7 Sports will be there just to make sure it's for real.

[S-WVU]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-146 15533]
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The West Virginia Mountaineers broke their silence on the subject today. Head football coach Rich Rodriguez, who came to WVU from Clemson, says he's disappointed but determined not to let the Mountaineers fall.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Morgantown, WV/2001; :00]

However, Rodriguez admits that the WVU fans might have a little something extra for the Hokies when they roll into Morgantown on Wednesday night October 22nd.
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[IN Q=I DON'T KNOW...]
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[S-UVa]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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The University of Virginia released a full page statement with words of approval from President John Casteen, Rector Gordon Rainey and athletic director, Craig Littlepage tonight. Littlepage believes the addition of the Hokies will intensify the rivalry and add additional significance to the games.

[S-AVS]


[ANCHOR=mike]
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The Salem Avalanche hosted Winston Salem in one of those summertime businessman specials.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/Warthogs vs. Avalanche; :00]


It was also kids camp day and many of the two thousand 205 fans in attendance were youngsters.
We pick up the action in the top of the second inning and the Warthogs cut through the thick air with this solo homerun to left field off the bat of Brian Becker and Winston Salem is out in front 1-nothing.
On to the top of the sixth inning and the Warthogs strike again. This time, Mike Morse connects on a double to right field and that plates Eric Welsh from third to make it 2-zip Hogs. Trailing 3-nothing in the bottom of the eighth, Salem starts a rally. Trevor Mote singles and Brandon Caraway scores all the way from second to make it 3-1 but Winston Salem shutsout the Avs the rest of the way and the Warthogs win the matinee by the count of 3-1, holding the Avalanche
[SUPER=37-Winston-Salem/3/Salem/1;]

to just five hits. They will close out their three game set tomorrow night at Salem Memorial at seven.
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[SUPER=01-Todd Self/Avalanche Outfielder; :00]
[SUPER=01-John Massarrelli/Avalanche Manager; :07]
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[OUT Q=.......today"]
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[S-Hawks]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=mst]
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The Roanoke Hawks fifteen and under AAU team is making waves in Kingsport at the National Tournament despite the fact that several of the teams players couldn't make the trip. The Hawks beat Florida over the weekend, Evansville today and tomorrow they will battle New York for their pool play championship.

[Corvette]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=tco]
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An American sports car is celebrating its golden anniversary.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bowling Green, KY]

The first Corvette rolled off the assembly line 50-years ago today, and over the past week thousands of Corvette enthusiasts revved up their engines and flocked to Kentucky for the celebration. Bowling Green is the home of the National Corvette Museum and the General Motors plant where the sports car is assembled. The events ended this morning with the cutting of a birthday cake and fans singing "Happy Birthday". The bash also included activities from concerts to caravans. (------------)