[1-News-Head]

[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

Two teams say they'll play ball with the Atlantic Coast Conference.
We have late word from Miami and Blacksburg.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

And some lessons learned from what was thought to be an abduction... but turned out to be a lot less.
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[Sports-Head]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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Tonight on News 7 sports - Miami joins Tech on Tobacco Road. We will hear some interesting comments from Donna Shalala. Plus, the Avalanche plays one this afternoon,
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[VO-NAT]

and JJ Redick is a step closer to making one of the United State national teams.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Robin]
[SS=None]


The air has a tropical feel and for good reason. A rainmaker named Bill is headed our way. The forecast is a wet one. Details are next.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 4-Shot]


News 7 is next.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


Virginia Tech formally accepts the invitation to join the ACC.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


And the Hokies won't be alone. The University of Miami is also leaving the Big East.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


Good evening, I'm Shannon Young.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


And I'm Keith Humphry.
[ACC-Tech]
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[TAPE#9:27 on 03-28]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


One year from tomorrow, Virginia Tech will begin its membership in the Atlantic Coast Conference.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


The Hokies formally accepted the ACC's invitation today.
[Double Boxes=Keith-Shannon and Justin/Starlink]


Justin McLeod is on the Tech campus tonight with reaction from the athletic department and school administrators.
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[SUPER=01-Larry Hincker/Virginia Tech Spokesman; :00]
[SUPER=01-Jim Weaver/Virginia Tech Athletic Director; :14]
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[OUT Q=the right move.]
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[Miami-ACC]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=dse]
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There was never much doubt that Virginia Tech would accept its invitation,
[SS=Miami/ACC]

but Miami's decision *was* in question.
But after mulling over several strong counter-offers from the Big East, administrators at Miami also decided to jump to the ACC.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Miami, FL]


President Donna Shalala calls it a good move for the University.
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[SOT 16:05:02]
[IN Q=The ACC]

((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.))
[SUPER=01-Donna Shalala/Univ. of Miami President]
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[OUT Q=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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[Police-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Keith ]
[NEWSCAST=6 p.m.]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=03-31 TC16:14]
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A police officer who shot a Roanoke man this spring will *not* be charged.
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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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[Collins]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=03-27 TC17:57]
[GRAPHIC=none]

In another case, the defendant admitted he'd been drinking before he wrecked the car hurtling down Catawba Mountain.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem]

But Jonathan Paul Collins's blood registered no sign of alcohol. So the D-U-I charges- -including aggravated manslaughter- -were dropped. Now 18, Collins, told the judge today: "I'm going to have to live with this forever," referring to the death of his former girlfriend. Megan Jennings was thrown clear of the car. It was her Camaro Collins was driving, though at first he tried to tell authorities SHE'd been driving. He also said a deer had run across the road. His lawyer snapped a photograph of the scene of the accident on Route 311, with a doe visible in the distance. Collins pled guilty today to involuntary manslaughter and released, having served eight months in jail. His driver's license will be revoked for one year.
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[Missing-Girl]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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[WRITER=myr]
[TAPE#=03-13 TC2:00:14]
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Charges are pending in the case of a missing Pulaski County girl. 16-year-old Tara Sheets returned to her grandparents' home safely Friday night, after dissapearing for nearly a week.

Authorities believed Tara was abducted, but now it appears that wasn't the case.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Myranda & Shannon /Microwave;]

New River Valley Bureau Chief Myranda Stephens joins us now with more. Keith and Shannon, Pulaski County Sheriff Jim Davis says Tara left home last Sunday morning on her own free will,
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[SUPER=@Myranda1;]
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but he says this incident is far from being an open and shut case.
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[SUPER=01-Jim Davis/Pulaski County Sheriff; :27]
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[RUNS02] ((I'LL SAY IT WAS A RUNAWAY WITH CIRCUMSTANCES 1022)) Without going into details, Davis says a man living in Virginia helped police track Tara down and bring her back home.

But neither he nor anyone else has been named a suspect in her disappearance. Tara was reported missing June 22nd, after she left her home that morning to walk her dog. She left behind all of her belongings, leading authorities to believe she didn't just runaway.
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[RUNS18] ((WE DEAL WITH NUMEROUS RUNAWAY JUVENILES, NUMEROUS RUNAWAYS AND THERE ARE ALWAYS INDICATORS AS TO WHAT'S HAPPENED, WHAT'S HAPPENED IN THE PAST THEY LEAVE NOTES, LEAVE WORDS, SOMETHING LIKE THAT. IN THIS SITUATION THERE WAS NO EVIDENCE AT ALL TO INDICATION THAT SHE HAD LEFT OF HER OWN FREE WILL 1518)) Davis still believes Tara's time spent in Internet chat rooms may have had something to do with the case. He says the incident is a lesson to all parents.
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[RUNS12] ((YOU CAN NEVER BE TOO CAUTIOUS WHEN YOU HAVE A CHILD AT HOME 20 AND ITHINK THAT ALL OF US AS PARENTS NEED TO BE MORE INVOLVED WITH THEIR COMPUTER PROGRAMS AND THEIR USAGE OF THE INTERNET 29)) ))
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Again, no arrests have been made in Tara's disappearance, but Sheriff Davis says charges are pending.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Myranda & Shannon/Microwave;]

I spoke with both Tara and her grandmother today at their home. Although, they've been advised NOT to say anything about the case, they do appreciate all of the hard work put forth by both police and the community.




[West-Nile]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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[WRITER=jja]
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[GRAPHIC=West Nile Virus]


The Roanoke Valley has its first confirmed case of West Nile Virus this year.
A Dead raven found in Southwest Roanoke County tested positive for the disease.
The bird was found in the Starkey Road area last Wednesday. The state lab in Richmond today confirmed the bird had west nile.
Health experts say you can reduce exposure to the virus by wearing long, loose and light-colored clothing, using insect repellent, and eliminating standing water around your home.

[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]
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His conservative viewpoints didn't take him into political office.
But next on News 7, see how they have taken Al Bedrosian into the radio booth.
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Plus it's back to the bargaining table at ITT. But will that also mean back to work?
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[ITT]
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A local union and ITT Industries Night Vision are back at the bargaining table.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

As Business Reporter Rachel Cannon discovered, the membership means business.
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[SUPER=01-Lee Dillon/Union President; :30]
[SUPER=01-Jeff Moran/Union Executive Board Member; :39]
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[OUT Q=Rachel Cannon, News 7, Roanoke County]

((NATS 16:58:36 "HORNS AND PEOPLE WAVING." Members of the Local 162 are not taking this strike quietly. NATS 20:25:45 "THAT'S RIGHT, THAT'S RIGHT, WOOOO." Over three-hundred members spent Monday morning on the picket line in support of negotiations.
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[SOT 20:24:23]
[IN Q=a strike]

((A STRIKE IS A STRUGGLE FOR THESE PEOPLE.))
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The strike is entering it's second week. Union leaders and the company are at odds over three main issues. Health care, pensions and mandatory overtime.
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((LEE DILLON/UNION PRESIDENT; WE'RE IN THE PLANT SIX OR SEVEN DAYS A WEEK AND HAVE BEEN SINCE SEPTEMBER 11TH MAKING THESE NIGHT VISION GOGGLES WHICH ARE THE BEST IN THE WORLD.))
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((JEFF MORAN/UNION EXECUTIVE BOARD MEMBER; WE'RE HERE TO GET A CONTRACT OK WE'RE HERE TO GET AN AGREEMENT WELL STAY AS LONG AS IT TAKES TO GET THAT. AS LONG AS THE COMPANY IS WILLING TO TALK WE'LL BE WILLING TO TALK.))
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Those talks continue, when and if they will end in a deal, no one knows for sure. But union members say they're committed to the strike effort.
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((LEE DILLON/UNION PRESIDENT; IT COULD END TODAY YOU KNOW AND WE COULD BEGIN TO PUT OUR PEOPLE TO WORK WHICH IS WHERE WE WANT TO BE BUT IT MAY TAKE A WEEK IT MAY TAKE SIX MONTHS BUT WE'RE OUT HERE FOR THE LONG HAUL.))
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Rachel Cannon, News 7, Roanoke County.))
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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In a short statement released today ... ITT says the strike will not affect its customers and that it will not publicly discuss contract issues.

[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.


[Stocks]


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Wall Street wrapped up a winning second quarter with a somewhat sleepy session. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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The DOW lost four points.
NASDAQ dropped two.
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[Norfleet]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=khu]
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The State Bar has revoked Clay Norfleet's law license. The disciplinary board found Norfleet failed to return unearned fees and committed "deliberately wrongful acts," reflecting adversely on his trustworthiness as a lawyer. The board also concluded Norfleet continued to practice law after his license was suspended. The Roanoke lawyer's license was revoked Friday.

[Bedrosian]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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[WRITER=jda]
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Al Bedrosian isn't running for office these days, but the once controversial candidate is still making waves... air waves.
Five days a week, Bedrosian shares his conservative politics with listeners of talk radio.
Recently, Joe Dashiell tuned in to Bedrock in the Morning.
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(([OPENS ON NAT SOUND 02:08:32]
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((CALL HIM UP , TELL HIM HE NEEDS TO CHANGE. ALRIGHT, WE DON'T WANT THAT REPUTATION HERE, NOT IN ROANOKE VIRGINIA.))
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[OUT Q=not in Roanoke Virginia.]


Al Bedrosian is still challenging local politicians, but from behind a radio console, not on the campaign trail.


Five days a week, at 7:45 in the morning he takes the air on AM 910, the Christian radio station 3WR.
[SOT]
[IN Q=I came to the radio station]

((I CAME TO THE RADIO STATION ABOUT SIX MONTHS AGO AND TALKED TO THE OWNER AND SAID HEY I'D LIKE TO DO A PROGRAM. THERE WASN'T A WHOLE LOT OF TALK RADIO GOING ON, LOCAL TALK RADIO IN ROANOKE SO I THOUGHT HOW ABOUT STARTING A TALK RADIO SHOW FROM A CHRISTIAN PERSPECTIVE. SO NOT ONLY CONSERVATIVE BUT FROM A CHRISTIAN PERSPECTIVE.))
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[OUT Q=from a Christian perspective.]


On this day, he shares the studio with home school student Patrick Bennett.
Alexis Bedrosian and Sara Weddle take care of the forecast.
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((TODAY WILL BE PARTLY SUNNY WITH HIGHS IN THE UPPER 70S, TONIGHT BECOMING CLOUDY WITH RAIN DEVELOPING LATE LOWS IN THE LOWER 60S.))
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[OUT Q=lows in the lower 60s.]


And the host offers up his opinions on the issues of the day.
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((WE'VE DONE IT TO OURSELVES IN THE EDUCATION SYSTEM. WE'VE REMOVED GOD, AND I THINK THAT'S WHY THE WHOLE THING IS CRUMBLING.))
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[OUT Q=why the whole thing is crumbling.]
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[IN Q=I don't intentionally say ]

((I DON'T INTENTIONALLY SAY SOMETHING CONTROVERSIAL TO GET A LISTENER. YOU KNOW WHEN I RAN FOR OFFICE TOO I SAID THINGS THAT PEOPLE THOUGHT WERE CONTROVERISAL. I DON'T SAY THEM ON PURPOSE. I SAY THEM BECAUSE THAT'S WHAT I BELIEVE.))
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[OUT Q=that's what I believe.]


Bedrosian has learned to never say never, but after two unsuccessful bids for the General Assembly, he says he has no interest in running for office again.
For the moment, Bedrosian says, his radio gig is much more fun.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Roanoke))


[Sports Tease]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
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Coming up tonight on News 7 sports - more on Miami's Move to the ACC. JJ Redick is making the most of his summer,
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[VO-NAT]

and no kidding - the Avalanche plays a one o'clock matinee in the heat of day this Monday.
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[S-Miami]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=sp-144 10908tc]
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The Hurricane Warning is officially up in the ACC tonight. Miami announced this afternoon that it has decided to join the ACC and leave the Big East right alongside Virginia Tech. As has been the case from the start of this rocky road, Miami proved that it held all the cards from start to finish.

A smug Miami President Donna Shalala said as much during this afternoon's formal news conference 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. They will get their new membership cards one year from tomorrow. Folks from both schools will be in Greensboro tomorrow night for a 7:30 news conference to celebrate the additions.



[S-Redick]


[ANCHOR=mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-142 1:54:02]
[GRAPHIC=JJ Redick]


Former Cave Spring star and now Duke rising sophomore J.J. Redick is one of 15 players competing for a spot on the 12 member USA Junior World Championship Team.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Durham, NC; :00]


The official 12 member team will be finalized by July sixth in preparation for the FIBA world championship July 10th through the 20th in Greece. Redick was one of 18 finalists invited to training camp June 24th in Dallas, Texas. The USA team will also compete in the 2003 Global Games, which began today in Dallas.
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[S-AVS]


[ANCHOR=mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-149 1:24:54]
[GRAPHIC=Avaalnche]


It was Grand parents day at Salem Memorial Stadium today as the Avalanche battled Winston Salem.
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[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.
[SUPER=37-Winston-Salem/3/Salem/1;]Trailing 3-nothing in the bottom of the eighth, Salem starts a rally. Trevor Mot

e is gonna single and Brandon Caraway scores all the way from second to make it 3-1 but Winston Salem gets the outs needed to end the game and the Warthogs win the matinee by the count of 3-1, holding the Avalanche to just five hits.
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[anchor=mike]
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The Avs play one more against the Warthogs tomorrow before beginning a nine game road trip that begins in Lynchburg Wednesday.

[S-Tennis]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-143 14801TC]
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Crowd favorite Andre Agassi saw his 2003 Wimbledon campaign come to close this afternoon as he was ousted by Mark Philippoussis in the fourth round. Agassi loses in five sets after leading the match two sets to one.
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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.
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[talent=mike]
[graphic=tennis]

Serena Williams also advances and she will next meet Jenifer Capriati in the quarterfinals.