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Coming up on News 7-
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Triple A says this Labor Day weekend could be the busiest in years. We'll see how state police are keeping the roads safe in Virginia.
Three workers are found dead at an Outback steakhouse in Texas.
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[Talent=Jean]


Plus Marcus Vick is suspended for breaking team rules.
News 7 at Eleven is next.

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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[VO-NAT]

Virginia State police increase patrols-- on what may just be the busiest Labor Day weekend in years.
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[ANCHOR =Jean]
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[Holiday-Travel]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Triple- A predicts this will turn out to be the busiest Labor Day travel weekend in eight years. And, more traffic means more accidents in heavily traveled places such as Interstate 81. Teresa Hamilton takes a look at how state police are handling the busy roads.
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If you've traveled Interstate 81 this weekend, you may have noticed a stronger state police presence. Since Friday-- each division has had 75 percent of its troopers not only working the Interstate but other busy roadways, as well. That's a 25 percent increase over an average day.
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((SGT. TOM FOSTER/VA STATE POLICE: THOSE SAME 75 PERCENT LEVELS ARE ALSO GOING TO BE IN PLACE, IN PLACES THAT DON'T HAVE INTERSTATES FRANKLIN, BATH, HIGHLAND, THEY'RE GOING TO HAVE THAT SAME 75 PERCENT REQUIREMENT.)) [runs15]
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Labor Day Weekend is one of the busiest travel weekends of the year. State police say they typically see an increase in all sorts of calls from Friday through Monday-- and that this year is no exception.
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((MORE BROKEN DOWN VEHICLES, THERE'S MORE TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS AND WE WANT TO HAVE THE PEOPLE TO RESPOND TO THAT SO THAT WE CAN HANDLE ANY SITUATION THAT COMES UP VERY QUICKLY.)) [runs10]
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Last year, three people were killed in traffic accidents over the holiday weekend in the Salem state police division, which includes 14 counties around Roanoke. This year, two people have been reported killed so far in that same area... one in Henry County, the other in Roanoke. Teresa Hamilton, NEWS7.))

[Bush-Workers]


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President Bush was on the road today- he used Labor Day to announce the creation of a Manufacturing Czar.... it'll focus on a sector that has lost nearly two and a half million jobs since 20-01.
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He gave his speech in rainy Richfield Ohio, which has seen a 60 percent increase in unemployment since Bush took office. Bush promised his tax cuts and benefits package would turn things around.
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((WE'RE COMMITTED TO HELPING THOSE WHO'VE GOT A JOB KEEP A JOB AND COMMITTED TO THOSE WHO ARE LOOKING FOR WORK TO FIND A JOB. THAT'S THE COMMITMENT OF THIS LABOR DAY))
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[VO-NAT]

The presidential election is only 15 months away, and Bush has a challenge in getting nearly 10 million unemployed Americans back to work. Bush is hoping to keep Ohio, a state with 20 electoral votes, in the Republican column come election day.
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[KS-Flooding]


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The search is on for two people still missing after rain flooded the Kansas turnpike.
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((MIKE AND TERRY ARE WORKING THIS SIDE OF THE LAKE.))
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Rising water swept vehicles off the highway- killing four children in the family's minivan.
Their mother is one of the missing. Her husband tried to free the children as the van filled with water and floated away.
The van was found a mile and half away with the children still trapped inside.
A Texas man is also missing- after his jeep stalled.
Searchers have found the body of a teen who drowned while trying to swim in a rain swollen creek.
Divers are searching a reservoir and areas around the turnpike about 100 acres are covered with water.
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[Iraq]


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Another audiotape that could be Saddam Hussein- The voice claiming to be Saddam Hussein says he is not responsible for last week's attack at a mosque- 125 people were killed in the blast including a prominent Shi'ite cleric. The U-S has not confirmed that the voice on the tape is actually Saddam, but many Iraqi's believe he is still alive and well. Jennifer Miller has the story.
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((JENNIFER'S LIVE INTRO: IT IS A VOICE FROM THE PAST .... AN AUDIO TAPED MESSAGE SAID TO CARRY THE VOICE OF FORMER IRAQI LEADER SADDAM HUSSEIN ALSO CARRIED A MESSAGE ... TO THOSE BLAMING HIM FOR A RECENT, DEADLY ATTACK.
(NATS OF MOURNING)

AMID THE SOMBER CHANTS OF MUSLIMS MOURNING THE DEATH OF A PROMINENT SHIITE LEADER ... A FAMILIAR VOICE SOUNDED ACROSS IRAQ MONDAY.
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IN AN AUDIO TAPED MESSAGE, SAID TO BE THAT OF SADDAM HUSSEIN, THE FORMER IRAQI LEADER DENIED INVOLVEMENT IN THE CAR BOMBING THAT KILLED AYATOLLAH MOHAMMAD BAQIR AL-HAKIM AND 124 OTHER PEOPLE.
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IN SADDAM'S WELL-KNOWN RHETORICAL STYLE, THE VOICE SAYS "THE INFIDEL INVADERS ARE ACCUSING, WITHOUT PROOF, THE FOLLOWERS OF SADDAM HUSSEIN." THE BOMB ... THAT EXPLODED AFTER FRIDAY PRAYERS... HAD THE EQUIVALENT OF 16-HUNDRED POUNDS OF T-N-T. A SENIOR BA'ATH PARTY MEMBER -- SUSPECTED IN THE BLAST -- HAS BEEN DETAINED, BUT IRAQI POLICE SAY 19 OTHERS ARRESTED SO FAR HAVE LINKS TO AL-QAIDA.
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ELSEWHERE IN IRAQ, COALITION FORCES SEARCHING FOR WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION HAVE FOUND ONLY LOADS OF CONVENTIONAL WEAPONS AND AMMUNITION. CAPTAIN JOHN CECALUPO, COMPANY COMMANDER CHARLIE-366 ARMORED DIVISION: "My platoon is here to control the inflow and the outflow of the looters trying to steal the ammunition and the only thing they are looking for primarily is for the brass which they are melting down for money." EVEN MORE VALUABLE THAN BRASS ... THE WHEREABOUTS OF SADDAM HUSSEIN. THERE IS STILL NO WORD ON WHERE HE MIGHT BE ... BUT ONE PREVIOUSLY UNKNOWN GROUP IS NOW CLAIMING HIM AS ITS GUEST STANDUP CLOSE: TODAY'S AUDIO TAPED MESSAGE WAS BROADCAST AFTER THE U-S PICKED IRAQI GOVERNING COUNCIL NAMED A NEW CABINET. THE LEADERSHIP IS EXPECTED TO TAKE A GREATER ROLE IN SECURITY AND INTELLIGENCE. JENNIFER MILLER CBS NEWS, WASHINGTON.))

[Allen]


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Senator George Allen says President Bush has a good strategic plan for post-war Iraq, despite the criticism coming from some of the Democratic presidential hopefuls.
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Allen says the military action in Iraq "went way better" than anyone had anticipated.
And he says the mounting death toll following the conflict is a source of frustration and sadness for all Americans.
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((SEN. GEORGE ALLEN/(R) VIRGINIA: TO CRITICIZE IS JUST LIKE MONDAY MORNING QUARTERBACKING. I DON'T JUST SPEAK FOR MYSELF BUT I THINK FOR EVERY AMERICAN WE WANT TO HAVE THE GOVERNANCE OF IRAQ TURNED OVER TO THE IRAQIS AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE. IF OTHER NATIONS OR NATO WANT TO COME IN THAT'S GREAT.))
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Allen also says he does not think ANY of the Democratic candidates will be able to beat President Bush next year.
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[Danville-Robbery]


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A stun gun appears to the be the weapon of choice for a robber in Danville.
Officers say a woman was robbed outside the Rockola Cafe about 9:30 this morning.
The male suspect used the stun gun on the woman's hand- she dropped her purse along with the restaurant's bank deposit.
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[TAKE FULL SCREEN BOARD]
The suspect's a man in his early 20's, about 5 feet 8 inches tall and 175 pounds.
He was wearing a black hood or hat, a white bandana over his face, black shirt and pants and black sunglasses.
If you have information call the Danville police.
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[MDA-Telethon]


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People were on the phones making pledges this holiday weekend.
A whopping 61 million dollars- a record- is raised in this year's MDA Labor Day telethon.
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((NAT SOUND DRUM ROLL ETC))
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This year's donations beat last years total of just over 58 million dollars. The 21 and half hour telethon benefits the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
As always the host is Jerry Lewis.
An MDA spokesman says he is the key to the telethon- and the energy level shoots up every time Lewis is on stage.


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[Tease1]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Still ahead on News 7, Buena Vista says goodbye to summer and hello to the fall political campaign season.
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And they're off to the races, but not in the Middle East. Why camel-racing is taking off in the middle of Europe when News 7 returns.
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[Sports-Preview]


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((Hey folks Mike Stevens back in the News 7 sports office as Marcus Vick's season is put on hold as he draws a one game suspension. Meanwhile, Bryan Randall is the Big East player of the week. Al Groh talks about Matt Schaub's condition. Kelvins Bowles talks about the just completed Avalanche campaign, and Barry comes back to beat the D-backs - tonight o

n the Big 7.))[Outback-Slayings]


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Three workers are found shot to death at an Outback Steakhouse in Texas.
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Police don't have a motive but they say robbery may have led to the killings.
The wife of one of the victims called police early this morning when her husband did not come home from work.
Officers arrived to find the restaurant locked- that's when an employee was called to the scene with a key and the bodies were found.
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((DANNY ALEXANDER/TEXARCANA, TX POLICE CHIEF: OUR HEARTS GO OUT AND PRAYERS TO THE FAMILY. I ASSURE THEM AND THE CITIZENS OF TEXARKANA WE'RE GOING TO DO EVERYTHING WE CAN TO FIND OUT WHO DID THIS AND WHY THEY DID IT.))
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The victims were a man and two women who worked at the restaurant.
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[Labor-Day]


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It was one big political party in Buena Vista today.
Meghan Muldoon was there for an annual tradition that mixes summertime fun and the heat of campaign season..
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The politicians were there
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and even some famous television stars
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But this year, the politicians at this Labor Day event didn't have as many people to shake hands with.
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Yet all 140 seats in the General Assembly will be on the ballot this fall.
Despite the large number of campaigns, very few can be called races.
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In addition to the small number of contested races, few believe that November's elections will make a big difference in the make up of the state legislature. The House of Delegates and Senate both hold comfortable Republican majorities.
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Even Democrats are having a hard time getting fired up about their chances.
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But even without the large crowds, there was still a lot of people marching, waving, eating and generally horsing around. for some it seemed like a good time to wash up and for others a good time to come clean.
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REPORTER: IT ISN'T CLEAR HOW THE BUENA VISTA LABOR DAY PARADE BECAME THE OFFICIAL CAMPAIGN KICKOFF EVENT IN THE STATE BUT ONCE AGAIN, THIS SMALL TOWN IN SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA IS THE PLACE TO BE. MEGHAN MULDOON, NEWS 7, BUENA VISTA))

[Rocwood]


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They may soon be climbing the walls again at a popular recreation facility in Roanoke, a year after budget issues shut it down.
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The city suspended all open climbing sessions and group rentals at the Rocwood Indoor Adventure Center in July of last year.
But in the months since, the Department of Parks and Recreation has found a company interested in operating and maintaining the facility.
The Department has finalized competitive negotiations with The Climbing Performance Institute of Fayetteville North Carolina.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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The Rocwood climbing wall is located in the Parks and Recreation building on Reserve Avenue.
The city is planning a public hearing on the proposed contract September 15th.

[Camel-Racing]


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It's not horse racing, but camel racing that's bringing out the fans in Germany.
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This track has been used for horse racing for the past 120 years.
But today it is camels taking to the track ...
The jockeys are from all over the world- from Tunisia, Kuwait, the U-S and Germany.
In the end the winner was a camel from France ridden by a jockey from Tunisia.
After today's racing success, there are plans to have regular camel races in Germany next year.
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Many in Southswest Virginia know the story of Rayna DuBose. Soon t-v viewers all across the country will hear the Tech student's inspiring story.
More on that when News 7 returns.
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And does this sound familiar? Your child will only eat a few foods and refuses to eat anything else.
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((IT WAS CHICKEN FINGERS, PEANUT BUTTER AND JELLY, GRILLED CHEESE AND WAFFLES AND PANCAKES.))
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Why you should not ignore your child's finicky eating coming up.
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[Picky-Eaters]


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Some kids just don't seem to want to eat anything.
Now, new research has shown that kids who are picky eaters could have a serious problem, but it can be corrected.

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Pickiness is usually nothing to worry about, but sometimes it can affect a child's development. Parents should look for these warning signs... Favoritism regarding texture may signify a physical problem or developmental delays. Abnormal quantities of food may suggest a physical problem that may result in an eating disorder later in life. Most kids will outgrow the problem, but some may need additional help
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((JENNIFER NADLER-FRANZ/SPEECH PATHOLOGIST-WHEN THEY DO REFUSE NEW ITEMS, DON'T RUN AND GET THE ONE ITEM THAT THEY WILL EAT AT EVERY MEAL))
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Experts say a good way to get children to eat things they don't like is to give them a choice -- instead of just one vegetable, offer two.
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[Almanac]


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With the unofficial end to summer with Labor Day, we can focus on some changing weather patterns and interesting astronomy events in the month of September. Leo Hirsbrunner has the details.
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[STRAIGHT TO BREAK]

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Tonight on the Big 7 - Vick is suspended - Randall is rewared - Schaub is examined - and the Avs are unfortunately finished.
But first your Labor day Extra Point -
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Phoenix, AZ/ESPN; :00]

Barry Bonds returned to the Giants today and did do in grand style. Bonds broke open a scoreless game in the 9th inning with this two runs single - all this coming just hours after he was released from the hospital where he was being checked out for exhaustion. The Giants beat the D-backs 2-to-nothing.
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[S-Vick]


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Marcus Vick was the talk of the country this past weekend as folks couldn't wait for the much anticipated debut of MV2. Now they'll have to wait at least another week to get another glimpse of the redshirt freshman quarterback.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00]

Tonight, head coach Frank Beamer announced that Vick has been suspended for the JMU game for violating team policies.

Beamer would not specify what the infraction is, and he said there will be no further comment on the suspension. Vick played extremely well in his backup debut yesterday completing 7 of 10 passes for 102 yards and one touchdown.
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[ANCHOR=MIKE]
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With Vick out - Chris Clifton will serve as Bryan Randall's backup.
[GRAPHIC=TECH]

Tech also announced tonight that linebacker Brandon Manning also has been suspended for the JMU game. Starting offensive tackle Jon Dunn received a one game suspension for Sunday's game with Central Florida.


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All of this news comes on the heels of an afternoon of praise for his team leader.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Sunday; :00]

Bryan Randall played the game of his career against Central Florida and the folks in the Big East office noticed. Randall is the conference's Offensive player of the week. He completed 79 percent of his passes against the Golden Knights going 22 for 28 with 278 yards and three touchdowns. He did not fumble, did not throw an interception and he wasn't sacked.
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[VO NAT CON'T] On the injury front, wide receiver Chris Shreve, from Grayson County suffered mild concussion against UCF, but he is better and will be held out of contact drills until Wednesday. Kevin Jones, who had 83 yards rushing, two touchdowns and xrays, just has a badly bruised shin. Both will likely play on Saturday when JMU rolls into town.
[SUPER=03-Harrisonburg;]

Mickey Matthews Dukes spanked Liberty in their opener. They will get $150 thousand bucks for playing the Hokies. The Hokies hope to get win number two out of the deal
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If you want to go to the JMU game on Saturday the Tech box office says that 12 hundred tickets are still available for the one o'clock kickoff Saturday.[S-Rankings]
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The Hokies make any kind of move at all in the new Associated Press Top 25 poll that was released this afternoon.
Tech is still at number nine. UVa, however, made a big jump moving up three spots to the number 15 position.


[S-UVA]


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The Cavs move up even though Matt Schaub is out at least for this week as the team's quarterback. UVa's Heisman hopeful did not talk with the media after injuring his throwing shoulder Saturday night, and he did not comment again today. Schaub has had an MRI exam, but UVa has not released the results and we only know a little more about the injury today than we did on Saturday night.
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Groh never likes to talk much about injuries, but he does see some encouraging signs in Schaub's condition.
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Groh did say that they do expect him to play again this season. And Groh says Marques Hagans will be working in the back-up roll this week in practice. Two UVa players picked up ACC honors this afternoon. Elton Brown was named Offensive lineman of the week, and Brenna Schmidt was named defensive lineman of the week. Schmidt had two sacks against Duke.

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The Salem Avalanche found out before game time tonight that they had no chance of winning the second half southern division crown. The Avs needed some help in the form of a Kinston loss, but Kinston beat Myrtle Beach 5-to-nothing to sew up the title.
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Still, the Avs went out tonight and won their final game of the season 1-to-nothing over the defending League champion Hillcats. It took all 70 games in the second half to eliminate this club from postseason contention.
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The only real negative this season - other than just missing the playoffs - was having to deal with all the rain in the valley this spring and summer.
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[DuBose]


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Rayna DuBose is back at Virginia Tech, and tomorrow morning a national audience will hear her inspiring story.
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DuBose is the Virginia Tech Women's Basketball player who was hospitalized with Meningitis in April of 2002. She spent three months in the hospital, and lost parts of all four limbs to the infection.
This summer, she assisted with a women's basketball camp. This fall, she'll take classes in Blacksburg and she'll also serve as a student assistant coach with the Hokies this season.
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In April, the U. S. Basketball Writers Association presented its "Most Courageous" Award to Dubose. And tomorrow morning, she'll be featured on the CBS Early Show. The segment is scheduled to air around 7:30.