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Coming up on News 7-
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A deadly day on the regions roads. Three people die in two separate accidents.
Marcus Vick is slammed with more charges and an indefinite suspension from the Hokie football team.
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And why milk may do your body good when it comes to fighting cancer.
News 7 at Eleven is next.

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Virginia Tech sidelines quarterback Marcus Vick after another run-in with the law.
Many say the University called the right play.
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[SOT 15:50:46]
[IN Q=You can only give]

((BRIAN DOWNS/HOKIES FAN: YOU CAN ONLY GIVE SOMEONE SO MANY CHANCES BEFORE IT'S TIME TO CUT HIM LOOSE AND LET HIM GO.))
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[OUT Q=LET HIM GO]
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[Marcus-Vick]


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Virginia Tech suspended Marcus Vick indefinitely today.
The move comes after Vick's latest run-in with the law... a traffic stop over the weekend where state troopers charged him with possession of marijuana and reckless driving.
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The Tech athletic department suspended Vick from competition and all team activities, including practice.
The charges come less than two months after Vick and two teammates were convicted of contributing to the delinquency of minors.
Though that case is being appealed, Tech also took disciplinary action for that incident today.
Vick, running back Mike Imoh and wide receiver Brenden Hill will be suspended for the first three games of the upcoming season.
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[Vick-React]


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We understand Atheltic Director Jim Weaver informed Vick of the suspension at a meeting held on campus today. The university stresses this meeting was already scheduled to discuss Vick's punishment for the previous incident.
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[DOUBLE BOXES=Jean & Justin /BAM;]


Justin McLeod is here now with more on the decision and reaction from fans. Justin, first Is the university saying anything else?
Jean, not at all.
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The university put out a written statement this afternoon and althetic officials say it will not comment any further.
But fans have plenty to say and the consensus?
Enough is enough and Vick got exactly what he deserved.
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[SUPER=01-Ashley Crockett/Virginia Tech Senior; :55]
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((((NAT SOUND OF STUDENTS PLAYING TENNIS))
From the playing fields, to downtown, to the local college hang out, it appears everyone here in Blacksburg has an opinion about Marcus Vick's suspension.
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[IN Q=I was surprised]

((LIZZY STEWART/VIRGINIA TECH SENIOR: I WAS SURPRISED BY IT BUT VERY PLEASED.)) ((BENJAMIN McCALL/VIRGINIA TECH SENIOR: HE'S SUPPOSE TO BE A LEADER ON THE TEAM AND I JUST DON'T THINK HE'S BEEN THAT.)) ((DENNIS KRAMER/VIRGINIA TECH JUNIOR: HE'S GOING TO GET SOME TROUBLE BECAUSE WHO HE IS BUT THREE TIMES YOU'RE OUT.)) [Runs06]
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Virginia Tech apparently agrees.
Although the university refused to make any public comment beyond a written statement, a university official told me off camera athletic director Jim Weaver wanted to send a strong message.
It's one many fans agree with.
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[IN Q=Especially if you are]

((NICHOLAS HINZE/HOKIE FAN: ESPECIALLY IF YOU ARE A FOOTBALL PLAYER LIKE A HIGH CLASS FOOTBALL PLAYER YOU'RE WEARING THE NAME VICK YOU NEED TO BE A ROLE MODEL.)) [Runs06]
[OUT Q=be a role model]


But it's more than just about football, many fans believe what Vick has done makes the entire university look bad.
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[IN Q=It makes the school]

((DENNIS KRAMER/VIRGINIA TECH JUNIOR: IT MAKES THE SCHOOL LOOK BAD, HIMSELF LOOK BAD AND EVERYONE A VIRGINIA TECH SHIRT ON LOOK BAD SO I AM PRETTY DISGUSTED BY IT.)) ((ASHLEY CROCKETT/VIRGINIA TECH SENIOR: THESE ARE TALENTED ATHLETES WHO HAVE A REALLY BRIGHT FUTURE IN FRONT OF THEM BUT IF THEY ARE GOING TO WASTE IT AWAY THEN IT'S NO ONES FAULT BUT THEIR OWN.)) [Runs11]
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As a result, fans also worry about the team's future.
Because of construction, Lane Stadium looks like it's in disaray, some could say the same about the football team.
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[IN Q=It definitely rains]

((BRIAN DOWNS/HOKIE FAN: IT DEFINETELY RAINS ON THE PARADE LOSING SUCH A KEY PIECE OF TALENT AT A KEY TIME LIKE THAT, YOU HAVE TO DRAW THE LINE SOMEWHERE.)) ((BENJAMIN McCALL/VIRGINIA TECH JUNIOR: IF HE'S OUT GETTING TROUBLE HE'S NOT LEADING THE TEAM AND DOING WHAT HE'S SUPPOSE TO AS A QUARTERBACK. SO IF RANDALL IS READY TO GO I AM READY TO SEE HIM OUT THERE AGAIN.)) [Runs13]
[OUT Q=him out there again]))
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Fans also expressed to us the hope that Vick could turn his life around and eventually return to the team.
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Jean, that is a possibility. The university stresses Vick has only been suspended indefinitely and has not yet been dismissed from the team.

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A man injured in a Roanoke County accident this afternoon has died.
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Authorities say 40 year old Chad Timothy Price of Salem was not wearing his seatbelt when his pick-up truck collided with a car on Route 460.
Police say the driver of the other car, 19 year old Steven Richard Edwards of Mullins, West Virginia, pulled into the path of Price's truck. Edwards was not injured
Police are consulting with the Commonwealth's Attorney to determine if any charges will be filed.
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Police say two people have now died after another Roanoke County accident this afternoon... this one on Buck Mountain Road. Officers say 53 year old Paul Kingery of Roanoke County crossed the center-line about 1:30 and hit another car head on.
Kingery later died at the hospital. His passenger, 48 year old Connie Shriver of Callaway died at the scene.
Two people in the other vehicle-- 54 year old Sandra Isenhour and her son 32 year old Shannon Isenhour of Bedford-- were taken to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital. Sandra Isenhour is in critical condition, her son is in fair condition.
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The Democrats have a ticket. Earlier today, Senator John Kerry from Massachusetts chose Senator John Edwards from North Carolina, as his running mate.
They'll start campaigning together tomorrow in key battleground states. Patty Davis reports.
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(((NAT - Washington, DC) WITH LITTLE MORE THAN A WAVE, SENATOR JOHN EDWARDS CREATED QUITE A STIR AS HE LEFT HIS HOME IN WASHINGTON DCTERMS. HIS FAMILY BY HIS SIDE -- THE SOLO POLITICIAN FLEW TO PITTSBURGH (quick nat - arrival) -- TO BE A PART OF THE NEWEST DEMOCRATIC DUO TO RUN FOR THE WHITE HOUSE.
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IT WAS THE KIND OF ATTENTION JOHN KERRY NEEDED TO REJUVENATE HIS CAMPAIGN. THE PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE KEPT SECRET HIS PICK FOR A RUNNING MATE UNTIL TUESDAY MORNING -- FIRST CALLING EDWARDS...THEN EMAILING HIS SUPPORTERS...AND FINALLY TELLING THE NATION:
(SOT: JOHN KERRY/DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL HOPEFUL)

"I am pleased to announce that with your help, the next vice president of the United States of America will be Senator John Edwards from North Carolina."(applause) THE KERRY CAMPAIGN HOPES THE 51-YEAR OLD NORTH CAROLINA SENATOR AND SOUTHERN NATIVE WILL APPEAL TO VOTERS IN THE SOUTH. KERRY IS ALSO COUNTING ON EDWARDS TO WIN OVER UNDECIDEDS WITH HIS UPBEAT SPEAKING STYLE.
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"I have chosen a man who understands and defends the values of America." REPUBLICANS WERE QUICK TO POINT OUT WHAT THEY SEE AS FLAWS, INCLUDING EDWARDS' CAREER AS A TRIAL LAWYER AND HIS LACK OF FOREIGN POLICY EXPERIENCE.
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BUT WITH ADS ALREADY ON THE AIR...SIGNS ALREADY PRINTED...AND THEIR LOGO IN PLACE...THE KERRY-EDWARDS TICKET IS READY FOR THE FIGHT.
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THE TWO MEN AND THEIR FAMILIES MET FOR DINNER TONIGHT AT KERRY'S PENNSYLVANIA ESTATE...BEFORE LAUNCHING THEIR MULTI-STATE CAMPAIGN TOUR IN OHIO TOMORROW. PATTY DAVIS, CBS NEWS, WASHINGTON.))

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President Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney today reacted to the announcement saying they welcome Edwards to the race.
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((THE VICE PRESIDENT CALLED HIM EARLIER THIS MORNING TO SAY, AFTER THE ANNOUNCEMENT WAS MADE, TO SAY THAT HE WELCOMES HIM TO THE RACE AND AS I DO. I LOOK FORWARD TO A GOOD SPIRITED CONTEST.))
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[OUT Q=a good spirited contest.]
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Today the Bush Cheney camp released a new ad in which John Kerry's good friend, Senator John McCain throws his support behind President Bush.
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((HE HAS NOT WAVERED. HE HAS NOT FLINCHED HARD CHOICES. HE WAS DETERMINED AND REMAINS DETERMINED TO MAKE THIS WORLD A BETTER FREER SAFER PLACE. HE DESERVES NOT ONLY OUR SUPPORT, BUT OUR ADMIRATION.))
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[OUT Q=BUT OUR ADMIRATION.]
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There were reports that republican John McCain was Kerry's first choice as a running mate, but turned the offer down.
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Virginia Democrats say a southerner on the ticket bolsters Kerry's shot at winning the state.
Republicans, however, point out that Virginia has not elected a Democrat for president in forty years.
Many political analysts agree that Edwards' background may not sway many voters.
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((ROBERT HOLSWORTH/POLITICAL ANALYST: I DON'T THINK IT'S GOING TO MAKE A HUGE DIFFERENCE. I THINK THERE'S REAL QUESTION ABOUT WHETHER EDWARDS IS GOING TO HELP KERRY CARRY NORTH CAROLINA OR NOT. YES IT THINK ITS SOMEWHAT HELPFUL TO HAVE A SOUTHERNER ON THE TICKET BUT BY AND LARGE I THINK WE HAVE FORTY YEARS OF HISTORY HERE.))
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[OUT Q=FORTY YEARS OF HISTORY HERE.]
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The last Democrat to win Virginia in a presidential race was Lyndon Johnson in 1964.
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[City-Council]


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Roanoke's new city council sat down to controversy today, as members moved to fill a vacancy.
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Brenda McDaniel was the choice of the council majority and she won appointment as expected. But new members Brian Wishneff and Sherman Lea argued the seat should go to Wendy Jones, who came in a close fourth in the May election.
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[IN Q=I think in the spirit of bipartisanship]

((BRIAN WISHNEFF/ROANOKE CITY COUNCIL: I THINK IN THE SPIRIT OF BIPARTISANSHIP THAT I KNOW THAT THE COUNCIL IS INTERESTED IN, I THINK APPOINTING A REPUBLICAN WOULD BE A GOOD MOVE FOR THIS COUNCIL.))
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[OUT Q=a good move for this council.]
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Earlier in the day, school safety was on the agenda as city council sat down with the school board.
Members of a school safety task force detailed their recommendations and encouraged officials to embrace all of their proposals.
Mayor Nelson Harris promised follow- ups to insure that the study doesn't gather dust.
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The family of a U-S marine kidnapped in Iraq says he's free.
We'll have the latest when News 7 returns.
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Plus what to give your little for that cough keeping them up at night.
You may be surprised at the latest research.
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(( Hey folks Mike Stevens back in the News 7 Sports office with plenty of ACC news from the man will now have Bryan Randall's back to the death of a man who had the conference's for 50 years. Plus, the Lakers come after another Tobacco Road coach. And the Hillcats try to lose the Keys tonight on the Big 7.))
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More signs that a U-S Marine taken hostage may in fact be alive, well and free.
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According to the family of Wassef Ali Hassoun, he is.
Relatives in Lebanon say they received word today but won't say how.
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((SAMI HASSOUN/BROTHER: WE ARE CERTAIN THAT HE IS ALIVE AND HE IS FREE NOW AND WE ARE SO HAPPY TO KNOW THAT.)) [LOSE BUG FOR BITE !!]
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[OUT Q=so happy to know that.]
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It was one bit of good news as violence continued in Iraq.
A suicide bomber plowed into a funeral procession north of Baghdad killing several mourners.
Iraq's security advisor says they are enacting a sweeping new security order tomorrow to try and protect the Iraqi people.
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Army officials say as many as 299 Virginia reservists can expect to be recalled to active duty for service in Iraq or Afghanistan.
They are among 56-hundred members nationwide of the Individual Ready Reserve being called up in phases, beginning this week.
They could be deployed as early as this fall and serve up to two years.

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Testimony is under way in the murder trial of a Pittsylvania County man charged with shooting another man to death outside a high school football game last fall.
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23-year-old Edwin Rontae Hodnett is accused of gunning down 29-year-old Lynndell Powell near Gretna High School November 23rd.
Authorities say Powell got into an altercation with another man, 19-year-old Jonathan Carter.
An eyewitness today identified Hodnett as the man he saw pull a gun and shoot Powell twice in the back.
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((CORY HALL/EYEWITNESS: I SEEN HIM PULL HIS GUN OUT FROM, I DON'T KNOW IF IT WAS HIS JACKET POCKET OR HIS SHIRT, I DON'T KNOW, BUT I KNOW WHEN HE CAME UP HE HAD A GUN IN HIS HAND.))
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Carter also is charged with Powell's murder.. he'll be tried at a later date.
Hodnett's trial is expected to wrap up tomorrow.
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[Peterson]


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After an extended holiday weekend, Scott Peterson's murder trial resumed today. More prosecution testimony was aimed at painting Peterson as a lying, cheating husband.
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[SUPER=04-Courtroom Art by Vicki Behringer]

An employee of the California Department of Justice testified that Peterson told him the day after his wife Laci was reported missing that neither of them had been having an affair. He also said Peterson indicated his marriage to Laci was fine. The prosecution is building up to testimony early next week from Amber Frey, the woman who says she had an affair with Peterson. The woman who introduced Frey to Peterson previously testified that Peterson never mentioned he was married, and lied about being married when it was discovered that he had a wife.
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Will the heat will stay on for the rest of the week?
Robin has the forecast when News 7 returns.
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And, forget credit cards. Soon you may be able to use your cell phone make a purchase.
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[Milk-Cancer]


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The ad campaign says milk can do a body good.
Now a new study backs that up- saying drinking at least a glass of milk a day lowers the risk of colorectal cancer.
The opinion comes from researchers at Boston's Brigham and Women's hospital who pooled ten of the world's largest studies on the subject.
Calicum has long been though to reduce the occurrence of polyps that turn cancerous.
Researchers found people who consumed six to eight ounces of milk daily had a 12 percent lower risk of developing colorectal cancer than those who drank less than two glasses a week.

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Cough medicine may not really help when it comes to helping children at night.
A new study finds the two ingredients commonly used in cough syrup are no better than sugar water in suppressing night time coughing in Children.
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Who steps up and Vick steps back? The ACC loses one of its founding fathers tonight. The Hillcats host the Keys, and we'll check in with John St.Clair and the Tour De France. But first your Extra Point -
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[SUPER=03-Chapel Hill, NC/Last Season; :00]

For the second straight day an ACC coach has turned down the chance to coach the Lakers. North Carolina's Roy Williams has told the NBA franchise that he is staying at UNC - his alma mater. Williams had conversations with the Lakers right after Phil Jackson checked out of L.A.
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The Marcus Vick suspension we told you about at the top of the newscast is not just for games, but for practices and all team activities according to head coach Frank Beamer.
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[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Spring Practice 2004; :00]

This indefinite suspension will have a number of effects the program from top to bottom - but what it immediately means from a simple football standpoint is that the Hokies will have to get freshman quarterback Cory Holt in the accelerated learning classroom. The North Carolina native enrolled at Tech in the spring and went through spring practice after spending half of last year at Hargrave Military. He has tremendous ability and considered by many observers of the program as the most talented passer on the team. He will now be Bryan Randall's backup.
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[S-Skeeter]


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With all due respect to commissioner John Swofford, former commissioner Gene Corrigan, coach Mike Krzyzewski and any other ACC administrator or coach the one man who embodies what the ACC
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is all about is named "Skeeter." Marvin "Skeeter' Francis - died today at the age of 82. He covered the first ACC basketball tournament as a writer in 1954 and was associated with the event for 50 years in some capacity including that of ACC associate commissioner.
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[SUPER=03-Greensboro, NC/July 1, 2003; :00]

Though long retired, he was in attendance at the Grandover Resort in Greensboro last July when Virginia Tech was formally invited to join the ACC. He was there when Tech was left out in 1953 and there 50 years later when they were let in.
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Again, Marvin Francis was 82. Details of his memorial and funeral services are incomplete at this time.

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On the Carolina League base paths tonight, the Lynchburg Hillcats entertained the Frederick Keys at City Stadium.
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It was a rather hot night in the Hill City as the scoreboard thermometer was reading 96 degrees at fifteen minute to 8 tonight. In the first, the Hillcats Brad Eldred will line a pea off the wall in right center field. Taber Lee and the speedy Jorge Cortez come home on the play and the Hillcats take a 2-to-nothing lead. But that was all they would get thanks to defensive plays like this. Watch pitcher Hayden Penn snag the Vic Butler line drive behind his back and double up the runner at second for the double play. Check out the snag one more time in slow motion. The Keys would come back in the third to tie the game and
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eventually win it. Brandon Florence whacks one of the left fielder's head. Frederick comes from behind to beat the Cats 3-to-2.
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Tomorrow night the Hillcats open up a three game series with the Avalanche in Lynchburg.

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The Tour De France's third stage was held today and it tirned out to be a good one for Lance Armstrong even though he did not win the stage or take over the overall lead.
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[SUPER=03-Wasquehal, France/OLN; :00]

Armstrong and his U.S. Postal Service teammates did a great job of staying out of trouble and staying together today.


Armstrong is fifth overall right now, 16 seconds behind leader Robbie McEwen of Australia. Armstrong turned two treacherous cobblestone stretches of the Tour de France to his advantage today, while his top Spanish rival Ivan Mayo crashed and likely saw his chances to winning evaporate. Mayo went down as teams were juggling for position and riding almost flat out to place themselves at the front of the pack before hitting the bumpy stretch. But the riders got a little too aggressive and the chain reaction crash took out most of Mayo's team. Mayo, continued on, but without his teammates he could not make up the lost ground and finished 151st of the 184 riders that crossed the finish line. Mayo is now 4 minutes and 7 seconds behind Armstrong after today's stage that was won by Jean-Patrick Nazon.
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[S-Clair]


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Former William Fleming and UVa lineman John St. Clair is about to begin his fifth year in the NFL.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]


Earlier this summer, the 2000 Virginia graduate came out to the Shannon Taylor football and cheerleading camp to work with kids.
[SUPER=03-Fort Lauderdale, FL;]


After four seasons with the St. Louis Rams, St. Clair opens a new football chapter with his second NFL team, the Miami Dolphins.
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[SUPER=01-John St. Clair/Dolphins Right Tackle; :04]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=......right tackle"]
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[VO-NAT]


Big John is 6 foot 4 and 315 pounds, but his strength and power are hardly the things he feels will give him an edge in Miami. Half a decade of experience is the key and he hopes his knowledge will help the Dolphins get to the postseason.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=........in the playoffs"]
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[TOSS TO BREAK]

[Cell-Phones]


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[NEWSCAST=11]
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[ENG#=1]


Cell phones are not just for talking anymore. You probably know they can take pictures and transmit messages- but there's even more.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Finland;]


In Finland... the home of Nokia, consumers can use their phones much like credit cards to pay for such items as soft drinks, car washes and even movie tickets.
Instead of using credit card magnetic strips, the phones use tiny computer chips and radio frequency circuits hidden in the phones to transmit payment details to receivers.
Expect to see the service available before long here in the U-S. (------------)