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Coming up on News 7-
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Two children are missing in Southwest Virginia after flooding.
A new birth control method is now available in this region. It means only four cycles a year.
And students in Roanoke belt out the tunes tonight and bring in the awards.
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[Talent=Jean]


Plus a warm weekend ahead.
News 7 at Eleven is next.

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A dam busts... a wall of water sweeps away mobile homes and two small children.
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[Missing-Children]


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Dozens are homeless and the search is on in Far Southwest Virginia.
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[SUPER=03-Buchanan Co.]


A dam holding back a pond in the Laurel Creek section of Buchanan County burst shortly after noon.
Officials say 75-feet of water surged through the area when the pond collapsed, washing away 6 mobile homes.
A boy and a girl, ages two and four, were swept away in the current.
Rescue crews are searching the Russell Fork river.
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[Giles-Flooding]


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Waters have receded in most parts of Giles County, but the cleanup has just begun.
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[SUPER=03-Giles Co.;]

Narrows residents along Wolf Creek returned to their flooded homes this morning to start cleaning up. Dozens of homes were affected. A number of campers and vehicles at the New River Camping Park remain underwater, but some say it could have been worse.
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Flood victims spent the day itemizing damages. County officials will be compiling the losses in the next 48- hours to apply for federal assistance.
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[WIPE WIPE WIPE]

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[SUPER=03-Radford;]

Nearly 70 cars on the Radford University campus were swamped by the New River last night- but it could've been worse.

There were 400 cars in the lot before flooding, but many got their vehicles out in time.
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[IN Q=We went to residence halls...]

((ROB TUCKER/RU DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC RELATIONS; WE WENT TO RESIDENCE HALLS AND KNOCKED ON DOORS, TRIED TO FIND STUDENTS THAT MATCHED UP WITH PARKING DECALS OF THE VEHICLES THAT WERE IN LOT Z. WE ALSO POSTED FLYERS IN THE RESIDENCE HALLS AND DINING HALL. WE MADE PHONE CALLS AND TRIED TO GET THE WORD OUT AS QUICKLY AS WE POSSIBLY COULD.))
[SUPER=01-Rob Tucker/RU Director of Public Relations; ]
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[OUT Q=quickly as we possibly could.]
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Some students say they did NOT get the word about the flooding until hours later, when it was too late.
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[Schools]


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[WIPE TO SCHOOLTOUCH FS]
Some schools are still having trouble.
Greenbrier County schools will be closed tomorrow.
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[VDOT-Isabel]


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Hurricane Isabel blew out of the state months ago but she is still affecting Virginia's roads.
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[SUPER=04-September]


V-DOT officials say Isabel cost the agency 70 million dollars in repairs and debris removal.
To cover that, V-DOT voted today to tighten its belt.
The department has imposed a hiring reduction.
And there will be less mowing and fewer litter pick-ups along state roads.
But officials say construction projects will NOT be affected.
V-DOT is also adding 22 million dollars to this winter's snow removal budget.
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[Hill-Drive]


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One county official calls it a travesty.
Some residents thought they lived in one county... turns out they live in another .
Now, the Roanoke County school board is trying to help. [***NEWS 7 @ 11 in MONITOR***]
[DOUBLE BOXES=Jean & Justin/BAM ;]


Justin McLeod is here to tell us all about it. Justin?
Jean, everyone involved calls it a unique but unfortunate situation.
[LIVE= Justin /FULL BAM]
[SUPER=@justin1]


For years, they've paid Roanoke County taxes, voted in Roanoke County elections, and sent their kids to Roanoke County schools.
Tonight, parents got an education on how government works.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Mary Adeoti/Old Mill Court Resident; :15]
[SUPER=01-Dallas Simmons/Hill Drive Resident; :38]
[SUPER=01-Mike Stovall/Roanoke Co. School Board Member; :52]
[SUPER=01-Heather Simmons/Hill Drive Resident; 1:17]
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((((NAT SOUND OF ORIGINAL MEETING BETWEEN RESIDENTS AND TWO SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS))
The people you see in this room have for years believed they lived in Roanoke County.
Recently however they discovered their homes are actually in Botetourt County.
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[IN Q=I was never so]

((MARY ADEOTI/OLD MILL COURT RESIDENT: I WAS NEVER SO SURPRISED IN MY LIFE TO HAVE LIVED IN A COUNTY ALL MY LIFE AND THEN ALL OF SUDDEN NOT KNOW WHERE I LIVE.)) [Runs06]
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She is not alone.
More than a dozen families are affected in two areas, Old Mill Court near Hollins and Hill Drive near Bonsack.
Ever since the mistake was discovered, parents have been fighting to keep their kids in Roanoke County schools.
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[IN Q=These children are]

((DALLAS SIMMONS/HILL DRIVE RESIDENT: THESE CHILDREN ARE BEING TOLD THIS IS LIFE, DEAL WITH IT, CHILDREN SHOULDN'T HAVE TO PAY FOR LOCAL GOVERNMENT OVERSIGHTS.)) [Runs06]
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The Roanoke County school system agrees.
The school board has approved a plan that will keep the kids in Roanoke County schools.
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[IN Q=It's a great compromise]

((MIKE STOVALL/ROANOKE CO. SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER: IT'S A GREAT COMPROMISE AND I THINK ONCE THE DUST SETTLES THEY'LL REALIZE IT IS A GREAT COMPROMISE FOR THEM.)) [Runs05]
[OUT Q=for them]


A compromise that requires residents to meet certain conditions.
They'll have to continue living in their current residence and pay partial tuition.
Originally, parents would haven been responsible for transportation but the school board has now agreed to pick the kids up as long as its at a Roanoke County bus stop.
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[IN Q=I think it can]

((HEATHER SIMMONS/HILL DRIVE RESIDENT: I THINK IT CAN STILL BE WORKED OUT AND STILL HAMMER OUT SOME ISSUES BUT I AM NOT COMPLETELY WILLING TO SETTLE TONIGHT.)) [Runs07]
[OUT Q=to settle tonight]))
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That's because residents are still hopeful they can remain residents of Roanoke County.
A member of the Board of Supervisors has proposed a land swap between the two counties but so far county leaders in Botetourt have said no.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Jean & Justin /BAM;]


Jean, officials from Botetourt and Roanoke will meet with residents at the Blue Ridge Library on December 3rd.

[RCCC]


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After months of debate, the future of the county's alternative school was also decided tonight.
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The school board unanimously voted to make major changes to the Roanoke County Career Center.
Beginning next year, younger students- those in grades six through eight will attend the center.
Currently, the school serve students in grades eight through eleven.
Those students will attend their regular high school next year.
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[IN Q=We've had meetings]

((LORRAINE LANGE/ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT OF INSTRUCTION: WE'VE HAD MEETINGS AT EACH OF THE HIGH SCHOOLS FOR THE LAST TWO WEEKS TO REASSURE THE STUDENTS WE ARE GOING TO HAVE THEM IN SMALL GROUPS IN ACADEMIC CLASSES AND WE'VE GOT MENTORS FOR EACH STUDENT AND WE WILL BE WORKING WITH EACH STUDENT AND EACH FAMILY INDIVIDUALLY.))
[SUPER=01-Lorraine Lange/Assistant Superintendent of Instruction]
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The school system believes by intervening earlier, students will be more successful in later years.
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[Music-Awards]


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You could call it the Grammys for local students.
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((I JUST WANT... CAN'T DENY IT.))
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It is the Fourth Annual Encore Music Awards- honoring local students for their musical talents.
The students are all part of the Downtown music lab- a non profit after school music program.
Tonight honors went out in several categories- including Best Original composition- and best lyrics.
Students at the lab must adhere to specific rules on lyrics in their music.
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((FOR TOMORROW MIGHT BE TOO LATE...OOOH CLAPPING.))
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Lies run sprints, but the truth runs marathons.
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The words of Michael Jackson tonight as he's booked, then released on child molestation charges.
The latest on the case next.
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((Hey, everybody. Travis Wells here in the News 7 Sports Office. Coming up later, the Seth Greenberg loses yet another Hokie to injury. The plug gets pulled on TCU's BCS hopes, but William Fleming's football season is alive and kickin.
Plus, the Salem-Roanoke Baseball Hall of Fame will soon have a new home, and this week's edition of Roundhouse Wrap-Up on the way in just a few.))

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Pop star Michael Jackson is free on 3 million dollars bond after flying to California to surrender to authorities on charges of molesting a child. Kelly Cobiella has the latest on the circus surrounding the King of Pop.
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((IT WAS THE MOST ANTICIPATED MICHAEL JACKSON APPEARANCE IN YEARS. THE POP SUPERSTAR WALKED INTO A COUNTY JAIL HANDCUFFED -- AND GEARED FOR A FIGHT.
(SOT: MARK GERAGOS/JACKSON ATTORNEY) "He's come back specifically to confront these charges head on."

FACED WITH MULTIPLE COUNTS OF CHILD MOLESTATION, JACKSON FLEW FROM LAS VEGAS TO SANTA BARBARA ON HIS PRIVATE JET ... THEN TRAVELED BY MOTORCADE TO THE JAILHOUSE. HE WAS PHOTOGRAPHED AND BOOKED IN LESS THAN AN HOUR. BAIL WAS SET AT 3-MILLION DOLLARS.
(SOT: SGT. CHRIS PAPPAS/SANTA BARBARA COUNTY)

"He has posted the bail, and he has been given an arraignment date of January 9th." JACKSON'S SURRENDER CAME TWO DAYS AFTER TEAMS OF INVESTIGATORS SEARCHED HIS NEVERLAND RANCH. THAT'S WHERE HE'S ACCUSED OF MOLESTING A TWELVE-YEAR OLD BOY WHO REPORTEDLY SPENT A LOT OF TIME THERE. JACKSON'S HIGH-PROFILE ATTORNEY, MARK GERAGOS, SAYS HIS CLIENT DID NOTHING WRONG.
(SOT: GERAGOS)

"He is greatly outraged by the bringing of these charges. He considers this to be a big lie." JACKSON LOOKED CONFIDENT AS HE LEFT CENTRAL BOOKING. HE RETURNED TO LAS VEGAS WHERE HE WAVED TO ADORING FANS.
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CHARGES WON'T BE FILED UNTIL AFTER THANKSGIVING .... KELLY COBIELLA, CBS NEWS, SANTA BARBARA ))

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Will convicted sniper John Muhammad live for die? Both sides wrapped up their arguments today in the penalty phase of the trial.
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The defense played home video of Muhammed playing with his children -- his brother and sister pleaded for his life. The prosecution reminded jurors of those killed by showing pictures of the crime scenes. The jury starts deliberating tomorrow morning. Thanksgiving may be one jurors remember for a long time -- if they cannot decide Muhammed's punishment by Monday, they will go home for a six day break for the holiday.
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[CVCC-Money]


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It may no longer be the engine that drives Virginia's economy, but tobacco is helping send more students to school to learn high-tech trades.
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[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


The state tobacco commission continues to distribute money Virginia received from the national tobacco settlement.

Another 400-thousand dollars was handed over to Central Virginia Community College this morning.
The money will help the school finish the manufacturing technology center being built on campus.
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[IN Q=We go to]

((DARREL STAAT/CVCC PRESIDENT: WE GO TO BUSINESSES AND ASK THEM WHAT THEY WANT AND WE END UP SERVING THEM THE WAY THEY WANT TO BE SERVED. THAT WORKS VERY WELL FOR THEM AS WELL AS THE COLLEGE AND OUR STUDENTS, THEIR EMPLOYEES, AND I THINK IT REALLY HELPS TO MAKE A VERY VIBRANT AND VIABLE MANUFACTURING COMMUNITY IN THE AREA.))
[SUPER=01-Darrel Staat/CVCC President]
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[OUT Q=in the area.]
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All told, C-V-C-C has received one million dollars in tobacco funds.
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Trading pounds for health problems... That's what some doctors say about one popular diet.
The latest on the debate.
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Plus a new birth control pill means fewer periods.
Details on that when News 7 returns.
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[Birth-Control]


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Only four menstrual cycles a year --that's what women can expect with a new birth control pill that hit the market this month.
Joy Sutton explains.
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(( What makes Seasonale different from other birth contol pills is the way it's packaged. Women take 91 pills per pack instead of 28.
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(( THIS IS PILL THAT HAS BASICALLY HAS BEEN RE-PACKAGED. IT'S AN OLDER PILL CALLED NORDET IT'S MONOPHASIC SO IT HAS THE SAME HORMONE LEVELS THROUGHT THE MONTH. AND THEY DECIDED TO PACKAGE THE PILL SUCH THAT WOMEN CAN ONLY HAVE FOUR PERIODS A YEAR)) [RUNS18]
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If women are concerned that there could be health risks because they have fewer periods -- Doctor Sadek says there is no need for concern..
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((IT'S PERFECTLY OK BECAUSE WE'RE CONTROLING THE UTERINE LINING. WE'RE MAKING SURE ITS STAYS NICE AND THIN. IT'S NOT GETTING THICKER AND THICKER AND THEN GOING SOMEWHERE. IT'S JUST NOT DEVELOPING TO BEGIN WITH WHERE CONTROLLING THE CYCLE AND IT'S PERFECTLY HEALTHY AND OK )) [RUNS16]
[OUT Q=healthy and ok]


But doctor Sadeks says they have been told to warn patients about one possible side effect.
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((WHAT THEY'RE TELLING US THERE IS A CHANCE YOU'RE GOING TO HAVE BREAK THROUGH BLEEDING AND THEY'RE PROMISING IF YOU TAKE IT FOR TWO CYCLES IN OTHER WORDS 182 AND THAT POINT YOUR BREAK THROUGH BLEEDING WILL SLOW DOWN)) [RUNS13]
[OUT Q=slow down]


As far as the cost for Seasonal, if you buy it retail it's about 91 dollars --for the 91 day pack.
Joy Sutton News 7.))

[Atkins]


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The Atkins diet is popular, but now a group of doctors is warning it can cause heart disease. They want the U-S government to do a study to find out.
The diet stresses a high protein .. low carb diet and recommends foods like meat, cheese and butter.
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[Vo-Nat 11.5]
The Physicians committee for responsbile medicine wants a study monitoring the weight loss approach to see if it causes kidney trouble, heart diesase, colon cancer and other health problems.
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((DR. NEIL BARNARD/PHYSICIANS COMMITTE FOR RESPONSIBLE MEDICINE: ONE WOULD PREDICT THAT THERE WOULD BE A LINK BUT NO ONES EVER STUDIED IT AND BUT THAT'S WHAT WE'RE CALLING ON THE GOVERNMENT TO DO.))
[SUPER=01-Dr. Neil Barnard/Comm. For Responsible Medicine; ]
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[OUT Q=the government to do.]
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One man who went on the Atkins diet says he's proof it can hurt your heart.
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((JODY GORRAN/53 YEARS OLD; SO WHAT I DID BASICALLY HERE WAS A BARGAIN WITH THE DEVIL. I TRADED A 32 INCH WAIST FOR HEART DISEASE AND THE DEVIL WAS THE ATKINS DIET.))
[Super=01-Jody Gorran/53 Years Old; ]
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[OUT Q=the Atkins diet.]
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No word from the Centers for Disease Control on whether a study on the diet will be done.

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Coming up, TCU's BCS or bust campaign is over, the William Fleming Colonels get a scare off the field today and the Hokies lose yet another basketball player to injury, but first tonight's extra point,
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]


Adam Hall's stay in Roanoke didn't last long. Today the Dazzle released the former UVa star in getting the NBDL opening day roster down to 10 players. Year three for the Dazzle begins Saturday night in Fayetteville.
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TCU's dreams of crashing the BCS party, winning Conference USA, and going undefeated all came undone tonight thanks to Brett Favre's alma mater, Southern Mississippi.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Hattiesburg, MS/ESPN; :00]


The Golden Eagles grabbed a commanding 31 to 6 lead entering the fourth quarter, but the Horned Frogs scored 22 straight points due in large part to the execution of two perfect onside kicks. It was 31-28,
[SUPER=36-TCU/28/Southern Miss/40/;]

but USM weathered the storm, forcing a late turnover to win 40-28.
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[S-Collins]


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Seth Greenberg can't afford anymore injuries to his first Hokie hoops squad but he can add another member to the walking wounded.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00]


Freshman Coleman Collins fractured a bone in his left foot during Monday night's exhibition game and is expected to miss 3 to 8 weeks of action following surgery tonight. This is the fourth major injury for Tech this preseason. The Hokies open the regular season Saturday night against New Hampshire at the Cassell.
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[S-Fleming]


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The William Fleming Colonels are breathing easier tonight on the eve of the regional final date with Liberty after learning this afternoon that they won't have to forfeit their nine wins this season, including the district championship.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]


Keith Smith put his troops thru the paces today, less than 24 hours after the school submitted information to the Virginia High School League about a player who was believed to be ineligible. The Blue Ridge District principals voted to support the Colonels and their continued playoff run. The VHSL's executive committee agreed stating that the facts of the case did not render the player in question ineligible. Unlike the cases of Cave Spring and Magna Vista in recent years, which included academic and age issues, the Fleming case involved questions about the student athlete's place of residence. Smith refused to comment on the situation, but he did talk about stopping the Minutemen.
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Had the Colonels been forced to forfeit their season, Lord Botetourt would have been awarded the district title and a playoff spot after starting the season oh and 3.

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The playoffs roll on tomorrow night. We'll have highlights from 7 regional games on Friday Football Extra. Here's a look at the schedule with the home teams on the bottom of each matchup.
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Twelve years ago, the Salem-Roanoke Baseball Hall of Fame was born and today, its board members
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[SUPER=03-Salem; :00]


broke ground on a permanent building for the Hall, which includes 58 members. The site is located between the Avalanche offices and Salem Memorial Stadium. The new facility is expected to be completed sometime next spring.
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[S-Round]


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The Express has overcome a rough start to reach third place in the Southern Division. Steve Mason has some notes from the ice in this week's Roundhouse Wrap-Up.
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[SUPER=01-Dan Carlson/Express Leading Scorer; :11]
[SUPER=@Steve1; :27]
[SUPER=01-Rick Kowalsky/5 Goals, 4 Assists in 5 Games; :38]
[SUPER=01-Duncan Dalmao/Express Defenseman; :51]
[SUPER=01-Tim O'Connell/Express Defenseman; 1:09]
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[OUT Q=...round house wrap up"]
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((Perhaps one of Tony MacAulay's best coaching moves this season was switching up lines, most notably, separating Rick Kowalsky, Dan Carlson and Shawn Limpright. ((DAN CARLSON/EXPRESS LEADING SCORER:)) ((STEVE MASON:)) ((RICK KOWALSKY/EXPRESS SECOND LEADING SCORER:)) ((DUNCAN DALMAO/EXPRESS DEFENSEMAN:))
In years past, Dalmao occupied the top Express offensive defenseman, but Tim O'Connell has taken that mantle. He leads the ECHL in shots on goal for a defenseman. ((TIM O'CONNELL/EXPRESS DEFENSEMAN:))
The Express is back in action Friday night on the road against Greensboro. Steve Mason Round House Wrap.))

[Twins]


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It's not unusual for family members to work for the same company, but in one town, at least three families have taken the phrase "keeping it in the family" to a whole new level.
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Three sets of identical twins all choose the same career.
Sisters, Patricia Dowden and Patience Danzy, both teach third grade... their classrooms are side by side.
Heather Holley and Holly Witte are also identical twins. They work together at a clothing store.
Identical twin brothers Patrick and Michael McConnell not only confuse their superiors, but also criminals.
They work in law enforcement.
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[IN Q=IF SOMEBODY OUT ]

((MICHAEL MCCONNELL / IDENTICAL TWIN; IF SOMEBODY OUT THERE WHO HE'S ARRESTED THAT I'M NOT GOING TO RECOGNIZE YOU KNOW THEY RECOGNIZE US AND SO THAT'S THE SCARY THING WHEN YOU'RE OUT WITH YOUR FAMILY.))
[SUPER=01-Michael McConnell/Identical Twin; ]
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[OUT Q=OUT WITH YOUR FAMILY]
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The twins all say they love their siblings, and really do enjoy working with them. (------------)