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Coming up on News 7-
A seven month old is dead- a babysitter is charged with murder.
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A Southwest Roanoke County man is shot to death in his own home- more details on what may have happened.
Plus an actor known for his role in Ferris Buellers' Day off pleads no contest to felony sex charge.
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News 7 at Eleven is next.

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A deadly end to a day of fishing in Franklin County for one local man.
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[Drowning]


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Sheriff's officials say the man drowned this evening while fishing at a pond with his brother.
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[TAKE MAP FULL] The incident happened at a home near Route 612 in Franklin County on Bent Mountain, not far from the Roanoke County line.
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Teresa Hamilton was at the scene earlier tonight and joins us now with more on the circumstances surrounding the incident.
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Jean, the victim has been identified as 40- year old Michael Steven Carr of Bent Mountain.
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A sheriff's deputy we spoke with says Carr was fishing at a pond with his brother Troy when he decided to go for a swim around 5- thirty this evening. According to the deputy, Carr could not swim well as he attempted to cross the pond and began yelling for his brother's help. But Troy Carr was also unable to swim.
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((MARK SWEENEY/FRANKLIN CO. SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT; HE WAS ABLE TO SEE HIM AND THE BROTHER COULDN'T SWIM SO HE YELLED FOR HELP AND A NEIGHBOR EVENTUALLY HEARD HIM AND MET HIM ON THE ROAD HERE AND CALLED 911.))
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Members of the Franklin County dive team recovered Michael Steven Carr's body in about 12- feet of water around eight thirty this evening.
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Jean, sheriff's officials say foul play is not suspected and an autopsy will be performed tomorrow.



[Baby-Killed]


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A Lynchburg woman is in jail tonight charged with killing a baby she was caring for.
Police were called to the woman's home on Pulaski Street yesterday for a seven-month-old infant that was unresponsive.
The child was pronounced dead at the scene.
An autopsy later determined the child died from a fractured skull.
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Police arrested 23-year-old Diane Melissa McDaniel today and charged her with the baby's murder.
The baby died at McDaniels's home.
She's being held without bond in the Blue Ridge Regional Jail.
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[County-Shooting]


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More details about a shooting inside an upscale Roanoke County home today.
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The killing has shaken the neighborhood just off Garst Mill Road in Southwest Roanoke County.
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Police are charging 23-year-old Muhammed Hamid Majeed with first degree murder in the shooting death of 42-year old Christopher Hanes.
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Hanes lived in this house on Larson Lane with his family. According to police, Majeed shot and killed Hanes at the home just before 11 this morning. The shooter and victim know each other through a business relationship.
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((DONNA FURROW/ROANOKE CO. ASST. POLICE CHIEF.; EVERYTHING IS STILL UNDER INVESTIGATION WE DON'T KNOW EXACTLY WHY IT DOESN'T APPEAR TO BE A DOMESTIC SITUATION BUT RIGHT NOW WE JUST DON'T HAVE A WHOLE LOT OF DETAILS.))
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Friends of Christopher Hanes say he owned several properties in the area and that the shooting involved a security deposit on one of them.
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Hanes is well-known in the community and is described as a family man.
This is the first murder in Roanoke County this year. Majeed is expected to be arraigned this week.

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They want to take their Christian message to the world. Tonight Roanoke's young African American community was the focus.
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It's a night of song and prayer in Elmwood Park, organized by the Conference On Evangelizing Black America.
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Praise in the Park began at nine and continues until midnight.
COEBA is holding its national meeting at the Hotel Roanoke this week.
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[MS-Shooting]


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It started out as a typical day on the jobs for dozens of people at a Mississippi defense plant.
But many ended up running for their lives as one of the workers started shooting at the others.
Elizabeth Sanchez has the latest from Meridian, Mississippi.
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((EMPLOYEES AT THIS LOCKHEED MARTIN PLANT WERE ATTENDING AN ANNUAL BUSINESS ETHICS CLASS TUESDAY MORNING ... BUT THE LESSON HAD NO EFFECT ON ONE WORKER. AUTHORITIES SAY DOUG WILLIAMS, AN ASSEMBLER AT THE PLANT, LEFT DURING A BREAK ... AND CAME BACK ARMED WITH A RIFLE AND A SHOTGUN. DRESSED IN A BLACK T-SHIRT AND CAMOUFLAGED PANTS, WILLIAMS THEN OPENED FIRE ON HIS CO-WORKERS. Sheriff Billy Sollie Lauderdale Co., Miss. Police Dept.: "We had numerous victims inside the trailer .. three other on the plant floor." OFFICIALS SAY THE GUNMAN KILLED FIVE PEOPLE AND WOUNDED NINE OTHERS BEFORE FATALLY SHOOTING HIMSELF. AMONG THOSE KILLED, BOBBY MCCALL'S WIFE LANETTE ... A LONGTIME LOCKHEED EMPLOYEE. BOBBY MCCALL/WIFE KILLED IN SHOOTING: "Obviously he was a sick guy, but I wish somebody had given him some help before this happened because he has destroyed my life and my kids' life." INVESTIGATORS FOUND MORE GUNS AND AMMUNITION IN WILLIAMS' TRUCK PARKED OUTSIDE THE PLANT. BUT THEY STILL AREN'T SURE WHAT WAS GOING ON INSIDE THE SHOOTER'S HEAD. CO-WORKERS DESCRIBED THE 48-YEAR OLD WHITE EMPLOYEE AS A HOTHEAD WHO TALKED ABOUT KILLING PEOPLE, AND WAS A RACIST. FOUR OF THE VICTIMS KILLED IN THE LOCKHEED RAMPAGE WERE BLACK. Sollie: "We know he was an angry man BUT THE COUNTY SHERIFF SAYS HE STILL DOESN'T HAVE A CLEAR MOTIVE. INVESTIGATORS PLAN TO INTERVIEW ALL 138 EMPLOYEES WHO WERE INSIDE THE PLANT AT THE TIME OF SHOOTINGS ... IN THE HOPE THEY WILL PROVIDE SOME ANSWERS. ))

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Five people are found dead in a California home. Now police are looking for the vice principal of an elementary school as a possible suspect.
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It was a friend who found the bodies.
Police say a mother and her four children were all found shot to death in their Bakersfield home.
Now police are looking for this man- the father of at least two of the children.
The elementary school official is the estranged husband of the woman who was found dead.
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In New Jersey another deadly scene.
Authorities in Camden County found a family of four dead in their home in Magnolia.
Police say it's a case of murder suicide.
A man and boy died of carbon monoxide poisoning in the garage, but no word yet on how a woman and girl died. They were found in separate bedrooms.
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[Smyth-Jobs]


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120 new jobs are coming to Smyth County. General Dynamics will move its Resin Transfer Molding operation from Florida to a company facility in Marion. The company's Armament and Technical Products plant there already employs more than 650. A company spokesman says all 120 new jobs will be in place by the end of the year.

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A new law designed to make state roadways safer is anything but a smooth ride.
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The law designates parts of certain highways as safety corridors.
But before a corridor becomes a reality, officials from V-Dot, D-M-V, and State Police must come up with criteria.
That could take until the end of the year or even longer. The law's chief sponsor says that's too long.
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((JOHN EDWARDS/(D) ROANOKE: I WOULD HOPE THEY WOULD MOVE FORWARD A LITTLE QUICKER THAN THAT. I MEAN THIS IS SERIOUS PROBLEM. STUDIES SHOW WHERE YOU HAVE THESE HIGHWAY SAFETY CORRIDORS ACCIDENTS ARE DOWN, LIVES ARE SAVED SO I WOULD HOPE WE COULD MOVE QUICKER THAN THAT.))
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Once a corridor is designated and you are caught speeding within this area, you will face heftier fines, as much as 500 dollars.
Signs will be erected warning motorists they are about to enter a safety corridor.
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More scrutiny of a local summer camp.
That's still ahead on News 7.
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Plus the dream of seperate lives is short-lived for twins joined at the head.
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((Hey folks Mike Stevens back in the News 7 Sports office - as Lebron James hits the NBA hardwood in Orlando tonight. The Brickyard was full of fast cars today during testing. The Comonwealth Games get a new look, while Beamer gets ready for a new conference and Heath from Honaker gets a honor tonight on the Big 7.))

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They knew the surgery would be risky but two conjoined twins wanted to see what it would be like to have separate lives.
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After more than two days of surgery to separate them, the Iranian born conjoined twins have died. 29 year old Leleh (Lah-lay) and Ladan (La-don) Bejani underwent an unprecedented surgery to separate themselves.
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((LOO CHOON YONG/RAFFLES HOSPITAL CHAIRMAN: WE WERE HOPING AND TRYING TO DO BETTER THAN THE WORST ODDS, BUT WE DIDN'T MAKE IT.))
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In Singapore a team of 28 doctors worked for 50 hours. But after the final cut the twins lost too much blood and surgeons were never able to get the bleeding under control. Ladan (Lah-dahn) passed away first, 90 minutes later her sister Laleh (Lah'-lay) followed.
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[4H-Camp]


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The organization that runs Virginia's 4-H programs says it's shocked by allegations of organized fights among summer campers.
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The Virginia Cooperative Extension, which runs the 4-H center at Smith Mountain Lake and 5 others around the state, is now reviewing its procedures.
Yesterday, Franklin County's prosecutor started looking into allegations that volunteer counselors at the Smith Mountain Lake camp set up fights and forced campers to take part.
In a statement today, the director of the Extension program said the allegations, if true, are contrary to what 4-H stands for and teaches.
Franklin County investigators continue to interview campers. Commonwealth's Attorney Cliff Hapgood also confirmed that the groups staying at the camp last week were from Bedford and Halifax Counties.
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[Sampson]


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Former basketball star Ralph Sampson was back in court today.
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Sampson was sentenced to two years probation for failure to pay child support for a 14-year-old daughter living near Fredericksburg.
He was also fined one-thousand dollars.
The former U-V-A and N-B-A standout pleaded guilty to the misdemeanor charge.
He could have been sentenced to six months in jail.
At one time, Sampson owed more than 22-thousand dollars in child support.
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((FRED HEBLICH/SAMPSON'S ATTORNEY: HE SIMPLY FELL BEHIND. HE WAS PAYING SUPPORT AT A LEVEL THAT HAD BEEN SET WHEN HE WAS MAKING HUGE SUMS OF MONEY AND HIS INCOME DECLINED DRASTICALLY AFTER HE STOPPED PLAYING.))
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In April, Sampson was sentenced to a year of probation for failing to pay child support for another daughter in the Charlottesville area.
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The former head of Virginia's Republican Party was also sentenced today for eavesdropping on Democratic leaders.
Ed Matricardi will spend the next three years on probation and pay a 5-thousand dollar fine.
Prosecutors had recommended the former political operative pay ten thousand dollars.
Matricardi apologized in court for listening in on the calls by using access codes provided by a disgruntled former Democratic Party employee.
Matricardi's sentence includes 180 hours of community service.
The felony conviction also leaves him unable to vote.
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[Jones]


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The actor who played the principal in the movie Ferris Bueller's Day office has pleaded no contest to felony sexual charges.
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Actor Jeffery Jones entered the plea today to the charge of employing a 14 year old boy to pose for explicit photos.

The judge sentenced the actor to five years probation and ordered him to register as a sexual offender and undergo counseling.
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((JEFFREY JONES/ACTOR: THIS CONCLUDES A REALLY PAINFUL CHAPTER IN MY LIFE. I'M SORRY THIS INCIDENT WAS ALLOWED TO OCCUR. SUCH AN EVENT HAS NEVER HAPPENED BEFORE AND IT WILL NEVER HAPPEN AGAIN.))
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Jones is best known for his role as the high school princial in the 1980's hit, Ferris Bueller's Day off.
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[Tax-reform]


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The Commission charged with reforming Virginia's tax code is stirring up a lot of controversy... and it hasn't even met yet.
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Governor Warner intended to talk with members of the Tax Reform Commission later this week in private.
But the Attorney General, the Speaker of the House and the A-C-L-U said the closed-door get-together would violate Virginia's open-meeting law.
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((CARRIE CANTRELL/ATTORNEY GENERAL'S SPOKESPERSON: THEY NEED TO MAKE SOME IMPORTANT DECISIONS OPENLY AND LET THE TAXPAYERS KNOW WHAT THEY'RE TALKING ABOUT WHEN THEY'RE REFORMING THE TAX STRUCTURE HERE IN VIRGINIA.))
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Later today the Tax Reform Commission agreed to open Thursday's meeting to the public.
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A deadly flash flood has one community preparing for the future.
More on a new swift-water rescue team when News 7 returns.
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Plus a lesson in genetics from the animal kingdom, courtesy of a rare albino raccoon.
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[Storm-Damage]


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Residents of one Montgomery County community are bouncing back from a rare and severe weekend storm.
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[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.;]


For nearly two hours Sunday, residents along Willis Hollow Road witnessed an unusually strong downpour.
The creek running along their road became a river, washing out roads and driveways.
The National Weather Service says five inches of rain fell on the area in less than 90 minutes.
At least half a dozen public roads were washed out... but most of the damage is already being fixed.
Meteorologists say that just 10 miles to the south there was almost NO rainfall.
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[Swift-Water]


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Montgomery County officials say they're just glad the flooding wasn't worse.
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The last time the area was hit by major flooding one person died. The area's only certified swift-water rescue team, based in Salem, was called on to help. Now the the Elliston fire department is forming its own team. Officials say they've always wanted to start-up a team, but just didn't have the money.
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((PUG WELLS/ELLISTON FIRE CHIEF: THIS BOAT THAT YOU SEE HERE WAS MADE POSSIBLE BY A GENEROUS DONATION FROM A MONTGOMERY COUNTY RESIDENT THAT ENABLED US TO PURCHASE THIS BOAT AS WELL AS OTHER SMALL ITEMS OF RESCUE EQUIPMENT TO GO WITH IT.))
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Wells says the team will need about three years of training before it can be certified. In the meantime, he's working with other fire officials in the area to form a REGIONAL swift-water rescue team.
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Lebron breaks out in the summer league, the glove is coming to Tinsletown, plus Mayfield rolls at the Brickyard and Beamer regroups for the road ahead, but
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[SUPER=04-ACC; :00]

First in tonight's Extra Point - Heath Miller has been named to the preseason watch list for the John Mackey award that is given annually to the top tight end in college football. The sophomore from Swords Creek had 9 touchdown catches last season.
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[S-James]


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We begin tonight with teen phenom - Lebron James - the number one pick in last month's NBA draft.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Orlando, FL/Magic vs. Cavs; :00]

Tonight, more than 15 thousand fans in Orlando paid to see the 18 year old phenom make his NBA debut in a summer league game. James would not disappoint as he scored 14 points, grabbed seven rebounds and dished out 6 assists with his new coach Paul Silas looking on. He played alongside former Oak Hill star De Sagana Diop (JOP)
[super=32-Cleveland/107/Orlando/80;]

and his best moment came on this wild circus shot that drops in for 2. The Cavs beat the Magic 107-to-80
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[S-Glove]


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While the NBA waits to see what will happen with Kobe Bryant - the Lakers are busy making moves to get back their crown.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-NBA; :00]

Tonight the Lakers received a verbal agreement from free agent Gary Payton - who will join the Lakers next season. The Lakers can only pay him $4 point 9 million a season due to salary cap problems. The Lakers also are after Karl Malone.
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[S-Brick]


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The Winston Cup cars are heading to the Chicagoland speedway later this week for the Tropicana 400. But today - eleven
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Indianapolis, IN; :00]

teams were at the Brickyard at Indianapolis giving the track a workout in preparation for the August 3rd - Brickyard 400. Three of the top four cars were Dodges as Casey Mears - the nephew of four-time Indy 500 champ Rick Mears, Casey Atwood and Jeremy Mayfield were smoking. Mayfield had a lap at over 176 miles an hour. Mark Martin, Bobby Labonte and Ricky Craven also got in some decent circuits on this the first day of the two day test. More testing is scheduled next Monday and Tuesday.
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Surprisingly, reserved seat tickets for the Brickyard 400 are still available.

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Tech football coach Frank Beamer had his summer vacation interrupted by a trip to an Atlanta hospital, a stressful move to the ACC and a number of other incidents that would made Chevy Chase and Beverly DeAngelo mighty proud. But Steve Mason says now that he's back to work - he faces a whole new set of challenges.
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((While Virginia Tech and other college football programs are in a dead recruiting period, coach Beamer's ideas for new recruiting trips down tobacco road are very much alive. ((FRANK BEAMER.VA. TECH HEAD FOOTBALL COACH:))
But according to Beamer, the Tech recruiting bar isn't the only aspect of the Tech football program that will be raised. ((:))
Tech and Miami were a combined 21 and 4 last season, a record comparable with the top two teams from the SEC and Big 12, which were both 23 and 4 and the PAC 10, which were 21 and 5, stats that indicate adding the Hokies and Canes cleary boosts ACC football stock in Beamer's opinion. ((:)) ow that Tech and Miami's move is secure, the rumormill has been churning again. The latest, that Florida will be the 12th team to jump to the ACC.)) ((:)) ((STEVE MASON:))

[S-Common]


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The Commonwealth Games have enjoyed tremendous staying power in the Roanoke Valley with their widely recognizable red, white and blue logo.
[graphic=new commonwealth games logo]

But all things must change and starting this weekend Virginia's version of the Olympics will have a new look.
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[VO-NAT]
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The new logo appears not only on the games programs and T-shirts but also on the medals that will be awarded to the winning athletes. The new look serves as a source of motivation for the Games athletes and organizers.
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and look who will be the first to carry the torch to start the Games. Recently re-assigned Roanoke City Resource officer Butch Lewis.
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Finally tonight, the NHL's Dominator is returning to the ice.
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Goalie Dominic Hasek ended his short retirement today by rejoining the Red Wings at the age of 38. The two time league MVP will get $8 million for returning to the ice where he'll join Curtis Joseph in a crowded net.

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It's a rare occurrence but there is such a thing as an albino raccoon.
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A family found the all white raccoon in their backyard along with his normal colored siblings. The raccoons were transferred to the Plano Living Materials Center where the raccoons will offer a visual lesson on genetics and survival. Unlike his siblings this raccoon may not return to the wild. His unusual coloring may make him vulnerable to predators. (------------)