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SQL looking for greater AND equal date

This is SQL 2000....

I have a table and data below. When dates are the same...i want to bring one row back (only bring back a1 row).

When dates are not the same..i want to bring back the oldest date...this row in the example below:
'a2','2011-02-11 10:57:22.080''5433'

How can I do this?
create table #test
(
  descr varchar(3),
  processDate datetime,
  shipId as varchar(4)
)


insert into #test ('a1','2011-02-13 16:57:22.080','1111') --same date for a1
insert into #test ('a1','2011-02-13 16:57:22.080','2222') --same date for a1
insert into #test ('a2','2011-02-11 10:57:22.080''5433') -- older date for a2
insert into #test ('a2','2011-02-12 15:57:22.080','5678') -- newer date for a2

select * from #test t1
 inner join #test t2 on t1.descr = t2.descr
where ??

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select shipid, descr, max(processDate)
from #test t1
group by shipid, descr, processDate
Correction, dont group by processdate

select shipid, descr, max(processDate)
from #test t1
group by shipid, descr
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no, that gives me all 4 rows.  I had some bugs in the example above...fixed them below.
create table #test
(
  descr varchar(3),
  processDate datetime,
  shipId  varchar(4)
)


insert into #test values ('a1','2011-02-13 16:57:22.080','1111') --same date for a1
insert into #test values ('a1','2011-02-13 16:57:22.080','2222') --same date for a1
insert into #test values ('a2','2011-02-11 10:57:22.080','5433') -- older date for a2
insert into #test values ('a2','2011-02-12 15:57:22.080','5678') -- newer date for a2

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