[1-News-Head]

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[ENG#=1]
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

Ivan has arrived on the U-S mainland. We'll get the latest on an ever-changing forecast for us... and see what's being done to prepare for the worst.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

And an international fugitive leaves behind a million dollar home on Smith Mountain Lake.

[Sports-Head]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=mst]
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[ENG#=2]

Tonight on News 7 sports - the remnants of Hurricane Ivan have many of Friday Football Extra's schools getting a jump on the weekend.
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[VO-NAT]

And the last time Duke came to town to play some football the stakes were much lower, and Bruce Smith was the man. More in tonight's ACC Connection.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Robin]
[SS=None]


The heaviest wind and rain locally with arrive tomorrow. If Ivan over stays his welcome, flooding rains will be here Saturday.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 4-Shot]


News 7 is next.
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[ENG#=3]
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


Ivan has come ashore and is moving inland.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


The storm brought high winds, tornados and flood-producing rain to the Deep South. Ivan may still throw us a left hook and deal Southwest and Central Virginia a heavy blow.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


Good evening, I'm Shannon Young.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


And I'm Keith Humphry.
[Ivan-Setup]
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[TAPE#=04-31 TC49:04]
[ANCHOR=Ketih 2-Shot]


Ivan is now well inland, moving through Northern Alabama.
[ENG#=4]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Gulf Shores, AL]


It came ashore in the early morning hours near Gulf Shores Alabama.
The storm pounded the coast with 130 mile an hour winds and a 16 foot storm surge, something even long-time Gulf residents say they've never seen.
[SUPER=03-Blountstown, FL]


So far, there have been 12 storm-related deaths in the United States, many of them due to tornadoes in Florida.
A million and a half homes and businesses in the Gulf Coast states are now without power.
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[2-SHOT]
[First-Wx]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


Ivan has been downgraded to a tropical storm, but that does not mean the danger is over for those of us in the storm's path.
[TOSS ACROSS=Keith-Shannon & Robin/WXCENTER]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


Let's talk to meterologist Robin Reed in the News 7 Weather Center.

[ANCHOR=Robin]



[SS=NONE]WEATHER CENTER Position #1


[WXPRO/FULL]RADAR LOOP RAINFALL FORECAST

[ANCHOR=Brent]Standing in Position #2


[WxBUG/FULL]Rain Totals
[Brent tosses to anchors - Straight Cut]

[Storm-Preps]
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[WRITER=jda]
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[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


Local governments in the Roanoke Valley are taking the threat seriously.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


Today, they reviewed their disaster plans, and moved equipment in low-lying areas to higher ground.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith-Shannon & JoeD /Microwave;]


Joe Dashiell is along the Roanoke River near Victory Stadium tonight, where the day brought preparations for Ivan's arrival. Joe is the valley ready?
[LIVE= JoeD /FULL Microwave]
[SUPER=@Joe1;]
[SUPER=05-Roanoke]


Keith and Shannon, it appears they are... but it was busy here this morning, as both parks and rec employees and members of the Army National Guard prepared for the prospect of major flooding.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Calm water and cloudy skies]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Gary Hegner/Park Superintendent; :15]
[SUPER=01-Joe Coyle/Emergency Management Coordinator; :51]
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[OUT Q=every time it happens it could be the real thing.]


((Calm water, and cloudy skies offered little hint of the approaching storm, but preparations would not wait along the Roanoke River.
Parks and Recreation Employees spent much of the day clearing out storage areas under the stands at Victory Stadium.
[SOT 10:05:58]
[IN Q=We've got over a million dollars]

((WE'VE GOT OVER A MILLION DOLLARS WORTH OF EQUIPMENT ALONE PLUS JUST THE NORMAL SUPPLIES REALLY IT TAKES OUR WHOLE STAFF OF FIFTY PEOPLE FOR ONE TO TWO FULL DAYS JUST OT GET OUR SUPPLIES MOVED.))
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[OUT Q=to get our supplies moved.]


The story was the same next door where members of the Army National Guard loaded materials from the Armory, and prepared their equipment in case they are needed for disaster relief.
[SOT 53:59]
[IN Q=Let's hope]

((LET'S HOPE THAT ALL THE PREP IS FOR NOTHING AND COME MONDAY MORNING WE'RE RIGHT BACK AT WORK.))
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[OUT Q=right back at work.]


Emergency management officials say they are taking the threat seriously, and they are urging citizens to do the same.
[SOT 46:41]
[IN Q=I think people]

((I THINK PEOPLE ARE CONSCIOUS THAT WE MAY STILL GET SEVER WEATHER. AND WE'RE GETING A LOT OF PHONE CALLS THT INDICATE PEOPLE ARE STILL PREPARING AND THAT'S WHAT WE HOPE FOR. WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT PEOPLE KNOW EVERY TIME IT HAPPENS IT COULD BE THE REAL THING.))
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[OUT Q=could be the real thing.]))
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[LIVE= JoeD /FULL Microwave]
[SUPER=05-Roanoke;]


In Lynchburg, the major concern is the possibility of significant flooding along the James River. Emergency Authorities are meeting in the morning to discuss storm preparedness.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith-shannon & JoeD /Microwave;]


And Keith and Shannon, they are also concerned with what next week could bring... if Jeanne decised to come our way.

[Schools]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Several Schools are changing their schedules because of Ivan.
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[TAKE SCHOOLTOUCH FULL]
Franklin County schools will be closed tomorrow- Code Zero.
Henry County has also cancelled classes for Friday.
And many high school football games have been postponed or rescheduled. We'll have a complete rundown in Sports.


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[ANCHOR=Keith ]
[SS=TS Ivan]


And the Taste of the Blue Ridge Blues and Jazz Festival has moved indoors.
All Saturday events for the festival will now be held in the Hotel Roanoke from 11 a-m to 10 p-m.
Seating will be limited and on a first-come first-served basis.


[Libertarian]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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[WRITER=jwi]
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[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2004]
[ENG#=2]


Presidential candidate Michael Badnarik made a stop in Roanoke this evening as part of his tour across Virginia.

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

The Libertarian greeted Roanokers on Jefferson Street before attending a reception at Corned Beef and Company. Badnarik WILL be on the ballot in Virginia this November and says he's happy to provide an alternative.
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[SOT 14:18:11]
[IN Q=Most of what the]

((MICHAEL BADNARIK: MOST OF WHAT THE GOVERNMENT DOES THESE DAYS IS UNCONSTITUTIONAL. THEY CONTINUE TO RAISE OUR TAXES, THEY'RE PASSING BILLS LIKE THE PATRIOT ACT. THEY'RE CONTINUING TO SEND OUR SONS AND DAUGHTERS INTO FOREIGN WARS THAT WE REALLY SHOULDN'T BE INVOLVED IN.))
[SUPER=01-Michael Badnarik/Libertaian Presidential Candidate;]
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[OUT Q=shouldn't be involved in]
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[VO-NAT]

Badnarik says he'd like to reduce the size of the federal government and leave more decisions to state governments. After visiting U-V-A and Lynchburg College, Badnarik will speak at Virginia Tech tonight at 8 o'clock in Squires Student Center
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[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]
[WRITER=dse]
[SS=NONE]
[ENG#=APRISA]


Fire takes the life of a Salem woman.
What happened when News 7 at Six Returns.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


First it spent days underwater... now it's fear of water that's speeding up the return of the famed Brackman Cup.

We'll explain.
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[COMMERCIAL]
[Salem-Fire]

(MINI OPEN)



[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=04-27 TC1:48:44]
[GRAPHIC=Fire]
[ENG#=1]


A fire in Salem killed a woman early this morning.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem;]

The fire started at this home on Sears Road shortly after 2 o'clock this morning. When firefighters entered the home, they found the body of 51 year old Cherie (shir-EE) Leary near the back door. She is the wife of a Salem Police sergeant. A preliminary investigation showed that the fire started in the living room, and was contained in that area. The cause is still under investigation by local and state officials.
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[Schmiel]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=khu]
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[ENG#=2]

A long-time resident of Moneta has been declared an international fugitive.
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[VO-NAT]

For more than two decades Wolfgang Schmeil ran a company called Minerals and Refractories, distributing magnesium oxide in 18 states.
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

U-S officials say he failed to pay more than half a million dollars in taxes since 1991. Though he lived in a million dollar home on Smith Mountain Lake, the feds say he often claimed he was unemployed.
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[SOT 14:37:10]
[IN Q=He also claimed]

((JOHN BROWNLEE/US ATTORNEY: HE ALSO CLAIMED HIS CURRENT INCOME TO BE $123 IN UNEMPLOYMENT, $10 IN FOOD STAMPS AND NOMINAL INCOME FROM WORKING AT A CAR WASH. The investigation has taken more than six years, with government agents traveling to Canada, even Germany to track down financial records. JENNIE WAERING/ASSISTANT US ATTORNEY: THE STATE DEPARTMENT DOES ALL THE COMMUNICATING WITH THE FOREIGN GOVERNMENTS.))
[SUPER=01-John Brownlee/U. S. Attorney; :00]
[SUPER=01-Jennie Waering/Assistant U. S. Attorney; :16 QUICK!!!]
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[OUT Q=with the foreign governments.]
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[VO-NAT]

Schmeil, a 50-year old German citizen, fled the country last Spring. If federal authorities know where he is now, they're not saying.
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[Clearbrook]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Roanoke County's chief prosecutor has agreed to examine how a road-building project in the Clearbrook area was procured.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./June 10]

Alleghany Construction built the four-way intersection on 220 at Indian Grave Road. A traffic light that went with it was dedicated in June. Now the county attorney has asked the Commonwealth's Attorney to review the process to determine whether there was any impropriety in how the contractor was hired. Supervisors Chairman Richard Flora asked for the investigation.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I'm convinced ]

((I'M CONVINCED THAT THERE WILL NOTHING BE FOUND. BUT THERE IS A CLOUD HANGING OVER IT RIGHT NOW. UNLESS WE GET SOMEONE FROM OUTSIDE THE COUNTY TO LOOK AT IT AND COME BACK AND REPORT TO US, IT'S HIGHLY UNLIKELY THAT CLOUD WILL GO AWAY.))

[RUNS=:17]
[OUT Q=will go away.]
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[VO-NAT]

The Board of Supervisors voted on the project three separate times in April of last year. While some have drawn an inference of impropriety from Supervisor Mike Wray's personal involvement in the project, the county attorney points out Wray assumed his seat on the Board only THIS year.
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[60-Minutes]


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This program note: due to previously-arranged programming commitments, WDBJ did not broadcast the C-B-S Newsmagazine "60 Minutes" last night. If you are interested in watching it, you can see "60 Minutes" in its entirety tonight at 7.

[Stocks]


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Stocks moved higher as concerns about inflation were pushed aside. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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The DOW gained 13 points today.
The NASDAQ rose eight.
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[SPONSOR ANNOUNCE]
[COMMERCIAL]
[Brackman-Cup]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=04-29 TC1:10:51]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

The threat of heavy rain has forced many schools to change their sports schedules this week,
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


One traditional rivalry is among those moved up.
[ANCHOR=Keith ]
[SS=Brackman Cup]

And what the teams are playing for has an added significance this year. Richard Lesko has the story.
[ENG#=1]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Alleghany Co./FFE; :00]
[SUPER=01-Jack Baker/Alleghany Football Coach; :25]
[SUPER=01-Jeremy Nicely/Alleghany Lineman; :39]
[SUPER=01-Aaron Hall/Alleghany Wide Receiver; :46 VERY QUICK]
[SUPER=01-Brad Morton/Covington Football Coach; 1:01]
[SUPER=01-Shorty Wolfe/Covington Quarterback; 1:20 VERY QUICK]
[SUPER=@richard2; 1:24]
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[OUT Q=Richard Lesko, News 7.]

((It may not be the holy grail, but it is special in the Alleghany Highlands. Given to the winner of the Covington/Alleghany football game, the Brackman Cup has special significance this year. This summer after a weekend of vandalism at Alleghany High School the cup was thrown into the murky waters of Pike's Pond. Now it is cleaned up and ready for the big game.
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[SOT - 2:36:26]
[IN Q=I think the efforts...]

((JACK BAKER/ALLEGHANY FOOTBALL COACH; I THINK THE EFFORTS THAT THEY WENT TO GET THE TROPHY BACK AND WHAT THE TROPHY MEANT TO BOTH COMMUNITIES SHOWED THERE IS A LOT OF LIFE AND SPIRIT IN THIS RIVALRY.))
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[OUT Q=a lot of spirit in this rivalry.]

And don't think the players don't know that.
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[SOT 3:42:04]
[IN Q=That's probably the most...]

((JEREMY NICELY/ALLEGHANY LINEMAN; THAT'S PROBABLY THE MOST IMPORTANT THING WE HAVE IS JUST LOOKING FORWARD TO THIS MOMENT EVERY YEAR IS JUST TO COME HOME WITH THAT CUP EVERY YEAR.))
[RUNS= 7]
[OUT Q=with that cup every year.]

[BUTT BUTT BUTT]
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[SOT 2:43:31]
[IN Q=We've had the cup...]

((AARON HALL/ALLEGHANY WIDE RECEIVER; WE'VE HAD THE CUP FOR A LONG TIME, BUT THEY'RE HUNGRY AND BETTER THAN THEY'VE BEEN FOR A LONG TIME.))
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[OUT Q=going to be a good game.]

The Brackman Cup has been around for eight years, and Alleghany has won the game each time. But tonight the cup is up for grabs again at Mountaineer field.
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[SOT - 4:14:15]
[IN Q=Well, we haven't...]

((BRAD MORTON/COVINGTON COACH; WELL WE HAVEN'T EVER SEEN IT, ALLEGHANY'S HAD IT THE WHOLE TIME. OF COURSE THEY MADE A MENTION OF IT THIS SUMMER, THE ONLY PLACE IT'S EVER BEEN IS ALLEGHANY HIGH SCHOOL AND PIKES POND, SO WE JUST HAVEN'T DONE THE JOB IN THE LAST FEW YEARS.))
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[OUT Q=the job in the last few years.]

After the Brackman Cup's strange journey this summer, the Cougars would like give it a new and possibly more secure home.
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[SOT - 4:18:20]
[IN Q=Yeah, I think we...]

((SHORTY WOLFE/COVINGTON QUARTERBACK; YEAH I THINK WE COULD PROTECT IT MORE. MORE COPS AROUND HERE, SMALLER AREA.))
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[OUT Q=around here, smaller area.]

Whoever wins tonight's game is sure to keep a close eye on the prize, a trophy with a legacy that has grown over the years, even under water. Richard Lesko, News 7. ))

[Sports Tease]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=mst]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=APRISA]

Ivan the Terrible has turned the high school football schedule upside down. And the ACC
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[VO-NAT]


Connection this week is all about the Hokies and this long awaited debut in the ACC - the conference that for years wouldn't give Tech the time of day.
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[S-FFE]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=Mike]
[TAPE#=none]
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[ENG#=NONE]

The Friday Football Extra schedule has been accelerated this week as a number of schools have decided to beat the tropical moisture. Here's a look at the current list of rescheduled games.
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[GO TO SCORES]

[SUPER=65-Appomattox/Tonight/Brookville/7:30/Buffalo Gap/Tonight/Parry McCluer/7:30/Chatham/Tonight/Dan River/7:00;]



[SUPER=65-Chilhowie/Tonight/Fort Chiswell/7:30/Covington/Tonight/Alleghany/7:00/E. Montgomery/Tonight/Craig Co./7:00;]



[SUPER=65-Fort Defiance/Tonight/Rockbridge Co./7:30/Martinsville/Tonight/Franklin Co./7:30/Glenvar/Tonight/Staunton Riv

er/7:00;]

[SUPER=65-Grayson Co./Tonight/George Wythe/7:30/Gretna/Tonight/Tunstall/7:00/James River/Tonight/Wilson Memorial/7:30;]




[SUPER=65-Jefferson Forest/Tonight/E.C. Glass/7:00/Lebanon/Tonight/P.H.-Glade Spring/7:30/Moorefield, WV/Tonight/Bath C

o./7:30;]

[SUPER=65-Nelson Co./Tonight/Riverheads/7:30/Northwood/Tonight/Bland/7:00/Pocahontas/Tonight/Auburn/7:30;]



[SUPER=65-Giles/Sept./Narrows/24th/Covenant/Friday/Roanoke Catholic/5:00pm;]
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[OC=...LAST SCORE]
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[S-ACC]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-184 3509TC]
[GRAPHIC=ACC]

Tonight's ACC Connection centers on what could be an episode of the Twilight Zone, but what in truth - is reality.
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[GO TO ACC CONNECTION FULL] Tech plays its first game as an ACC member on Saturday against Duke - in a matchup made in Hokie Heaven.
[ENG#=1]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=FIRST AUDIO]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/1983 Season; :00]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :22]
[SUPER=01-William Lavery/Va. Tech President 1975-to-1987; :38]
[SUPER=01-Wayne Campbell/Blacksburg Sports Club Vice-President; :56]
[SUPER=01-Jim Wightman/Va. Tech Chemistry Professor Emeritus; 1:11]
[SUPER=04-1989 Season; 1:31]
[SUPER=01-Billy Hite/Va. Tech Coach for 27 Seasons; 1:49]
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[OUT Q=...BE READY TO GO."]

(( The Hokies and Blue Devils haven't played each other since 1984. Back then Bruce Smith was building up his Outland Trophy Resume against Duke quarterback Ben Bennett. Back then the Hokies were nothing more than independents - who viewed the ACC as a bunch of snobs. The members of the Blacksburg Sports Club still can't believe this ACC membership is a reality. For years they knew their inclusion was logical - just not very likely. ((WILLIAM LAVERY:)) ((WAYNE CAMPBELL:)) ((JIM WIGHTMAN:)) Brothers and sisters and former and sometimes even former teammates and coaches. Billy Hite has been a coach at Virginia Tech for 27 seasons dating back to 1978. He came to Tech with Bill Dooley after a stellar career as a tailback at North Carolina where one of his teammates for current ACC Commissioner John Swofford.)) ((BILLY HITE:))
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[WIPE TO DUKE VT BOARD] And don't forget the historic ACC opener for the Hokies is right here on Your Hometown Station this Saturday at Noon.

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