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The A-C-C kick-off is just 90-minutes away. Mike Stevens is in Greensboro for the official announcement.
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And questions about safety surround one Roanoke school even as inmates work on the property. We'll explain.
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In sports, we will have a report from Greensboro as the ACC announces the additions of Tech and Miami, the Avalanche talks about their second half start
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and Stacy Compton has a new ride for the Pepsi 400 at Daytona.
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Flood watches are up as tropical moisture and thunderstorms take up residence for at least the next 24 hours. Details just ahead.
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News 7 is next.
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It's a day many Virginia Tech fans have been waiting for for years.
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The Atlantic Coast Conference welcomes the Hokies.
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Good evening, I'm Shannon Young.
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And I'm Keith Humphry.
[ACC]
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It's been a long and sometimes ugly road.
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But the ACC is set to present its two newest members: Virginia Tech and the University of Miami.
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Mike Stevens is at the Grandover Resort and Conference Center in Greensboro where the big announcement takes place at 7:30.
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[Take ACC Promo FS] News 7 will bring you the A-C-C's expansion announcement as it happens tonight. Once again, we'll be LIVE from Greensboro for the official word. It's a special half-hour broadcast beginning at 7-30.
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[Elsakaan]


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Two suspected terrorists busted this Spring at the bus terminal in Roanoke have pled guilty... NOT to any terrorist activity, but identification fraud.
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The F-B-I apprehended the Elsakaan brothers at the Greyhound station March 3rd on their way to New York City. They'd come from Tennessee where one of the men was spotted taking pictures at a Hydroelectric Dam near Knoxville. It turned out the two were among 40 individuals who used the same Henrico County address to obtain phony I-D cards from Virginia's D-M-V.
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Once the photos were developed, authorities found only a picture of a woman holding a candy bar. The dam wasn't even visible in the shot. The government now says "there was no evidence" linking Mustafa and Hatin Elsakaan to terrorism. They'll be sentenced on the fraud charges later this month.

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Identity theft is the fastest growing crime in Virginia and the country. A different kind of passport may be the answer.
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Under a new state law, the Identity Theft Passport is given to victims for protection. Southwest Virginia resident Ambur Daley, whose identity was stolen, is the first in the state to receive the card.
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((JERRY KILGORE/VA ATTORNEY GENERAL; TO PROTECT VICTIMS FROM UNLAWFUL DETENTION OR THE ARREST FOR CRIMES COMMITTED BY SOMEONE ELSE USING THEIR IDENTITY.))
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Daley was mistakenly arrested at an airport because of an erroneous police report stemming from identity theft. Creditors may also recognize the passport as people try to correct their financial standing. Kilgore's office is also unveiling a guide for how to avoid becoming a victim.
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[Leivesley-Trust]


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A handful of local charitable organizations are fighting to claim a sizeable inheritance.
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The Roanoke Rescue Mission, Habitat for Humanity and Western Virginia Foundation for Arts and Sciences are three of six non-profits named in the will of Thomas Leivesley. The Roanoke County man died in December of 2000, leaving the organizations a trust fund estimated to be worth about 2 and a half million dollars. But the agencies are seeking to dissolve the trust. They say two of the will's trustees, Robert and Linda Howard of Missouri, are trying to keep the charities from their rightful inheritance.
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The Howards could not be reached for comment. If the trust is dissolved the charities would receive their money in a lump sum instead of in annual installments as specified in the will.

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The principal of a Roanoke high school says it's safe, despite questions about school-violence reports.
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Plus see how jail inmates are making the area around it safer.
Those stories when News 7 at Six returns.
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[Wonson]
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The school year ended in the city of Roanoke with questions about school discipline and safety. And many of those issues are still being addressed.
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Patrick Henry High School has been one focus of parental concern and controversy
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And today Joe Dashiell sat down with Principal Peter Wonson.
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Keith and Shannon, Peter Wonson acnowledges that his school like many others has discipline problems.
But he says nothing has shaken his conviction that Patrick Henry High School is safe.
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((PARENTS STUDENTS, FACULTY THE OVERWHELMING MAJORITY OF THEM SAY WE FEEL SAFE AT PATRICK HENRY IT IS NOT A DANGEROUS ENVIRONMENT, AND I FIRMLY BELIEVE THAT AS WELL.))
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During Peter Wonson's second year as PH principal, the school found frequent headlines... parents concerned about school safety and the accuracy of discipline reports, a lockdown after gunshots were heard nearby... the reassignment of a school resource officer who spoke with a reporter.
In an interview this afternoon, Wonson said he welcomes a state audit of school discipline reports... and doesn't believe anyone at PH intentionally under-reported incidents
He praises the school's resource officers and says he had no role in Butch Lewis's reassignment.
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Tonight, supporters of Butch Lewis are expected to attend a city school board meeting to plead for the resource officer's return to Patrick Henry High School.
We'll have more on that tonight on News 7 at Eleven...
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And more tonight, Keith and Shannon of Peter Wonson's perspective on school safety.

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Efforts to enhance security at Patrick Henry High School have received a helping hand from an unusual source... inmates at the Roanoke City Jail.
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In recent weeks, the inmates have been working on supervised details when school was NOT in session.
They were clearing a new trail through woods behind Patrick Henry, to give resource officers and security personnel better access to the area.
Today, school officials thanked the inmates with a pizza lunch.
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((GARY LEAH/HALL PRINCIPAL: IT'S A REAL QUICK ACCESS. WE CAN USE OUR FOUR WHEELERS OR OUR GOLF CARTS AND JUST BE ABLE TO PATROL THE MAIN CAMPUS ITSELF, BUT AGAIN ALL THE SURROUNDING AREAS THAT WE HAVE.)) ((AARON RUSSELL/CITY JAIL INMATE: I FELT GOOD ABOUT IT GIVING BACK TO THE COMMUNITY. YOU DO STUFF WRONG SOMETIMES, YOU MESS UP, DO STUPID STUFF. IT DOES FEEL GOOD TO GIVE BACK TO THE COMMUNITY.))
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The inmates have cleared a path five feet wide that will accomodate the school's four-wheeler.
Officials say the changes will help them patrol the area, and respond quickly to any incidents that might occur.

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[West-Nile]


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Add Lynchburg to the growing list of communities dealing with the West Nile virus this summer.
Health officials say a dead crow found in the Boonsboro area on June 23rd tested positive for the disease.
It's the first such bird found in the area this year.
The Lynchburg Health Department is continuing its surveillance of birds as part of its West Nile virus response plan.
Officials urge residents to eliminate mosquito breeding areas and protect themselves from bites.
Twenty-nine people contracted West Nile in Virginia last year. Two of them died.

[Stocks]


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Wall Street slammed the brakes on an early -session sell- off and closed higher. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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The DOW opened the Third Quarter with a gain of 55 and a half points.
NASDAQ rose 17.
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[Carjacking]


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A teenage girl will be tried as an adult for her role in a carjacking and kidnapping at a Roanoke hotel.
16-year-old Monique Simmons' attorney says she'll plead guilty to the charges.
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Prosecutors say Simmons and two boys, ages 13 and 17, attacked a woman in the parking lot at the Wyndham Hotel last month.
22-year-old Tiffany Young, a hotel guest, says they hit her in the face, stuffed her in the trunk of her car and drove to a convenience store in Campbell County, where she escaped.
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The judge said there was enough evidence to find the 13-year-old boy guilty. His name's being withheld, due to his age.
The other defendant - 17-year-old Todd Manns - will be evaluated to determine if he's fit to stand trial as an adult.

[Safe-Driving]


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Last year some eighteen thousand people in the US died in drunk driving accidents.
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This Fourth of July weekend Virginia law enforcement is making an extra effort to make sure people don't mix drinking and driving.
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((STEVE GOODWIN/DMV TRANSPORTATION SAFETY SERVICES; WE HAVE MONEYS FROM THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT FROM TRAFFIC AND SAFETY ADMINISTRATION FOR CHECKPOINT AND STRIKE FORCE. WE WILL HAVE CHECK POINTS IN EVERY LOCALITY THROUGHOUT THE COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA.))
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Called "Drive Safe and Free" the Blue Ridge Transportation Safety Board is hoping to limit drunk driving by using billboards, yard signs, and cards with safe driving tips. But that's not all. A new law says a drunk drivers with a passenger seventeen years old or younger will spend at least five days in jail.

And with up to a one thousand dollar fine, people who drink and drive will now pay an even higher price.
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Mike Stevens joins us from Greensboro as the ACC welcomes the Hokies and the Canes, Stacy Compton joins Morgan-McClure racing for the Pepsi 400
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and the Avalanche give us a progress report 11 games in to the second half of the season.
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[S-ACC]


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We are just about an hour away from the official announcement that Virginia Tech and Miami will join the Atlantic Coast Conference. It's league's first expansion in a dozen years,
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and Mike Stevens is in Greensboro for the announcement.
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VMI officially became a part of the Big South Conference today.
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VMI is the ninth school to join the Big South conference. The Keydets will participate as a full member of the league and VMI will compete in the Big South in 10 conference championship sports. Seven of those sports are men's and three women's sports will also join in conference competition.
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It has been a picture perfect day for South Boston's own Stacy Compton.
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Compton has been named as the driver of the No. 4 Kodak Pontiac by Morgan-McClure Motorsports for the upcoming Pepsi 400 NASCAR Winston Cup event a Daytona International Speedway. Compton who has 87 Winston Cup starts with one top-10 and two pole positions is excited to have the "Virginia based team paired with a Virginia driver."
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The Avalanche wraps up a three game series with Winston Salem tonight at 7:05
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The Avs have lost three of their last four but are still pleased with the team's 6 and 5 second half start.
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On to the grass courts where the Williams sisters advanced at Wimbledon.
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Two-time champion Venus Williams captured the final five games and the last eleven points of her match to beat Lindsay Davenport in the Wimbledon quarterfinals today. Williams won the match 6-2, 2-6, 6-1, her sixth straight win over Davenport.
Sister Serena beat Jennifer Capriati for the eighth consecutive time, 2-6, 6-2, 6-3. Venus will next meet Kim Clijsters (KLY'-sturz) in the semifinals while Serena meets Belgium's Justine Henin-Hardenne.
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[Almanac]


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Early summer tropical weather has our attention now but meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner wants to know what the month of July has in store. Here is our monthly almanac.
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