[HEADLINES]

[TALENT=Melanie]

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[VO-NAT]


Looking for a killer in Pulaski County, the latest on the Tara Munsey murder investigation.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And Southside legislators lose what could be their last shot at textile relief.
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[TALENT=Patrick]
[SS=None]



[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=None]


News 7 at noon is next.

[Munsey-React]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#00-01 TC25:46]
[GRAPHIC=Tara Munsey]


The city of Radford is mourning 17-year old Tara Munsey today while the investigation into her dissapearance and apparent murder continues.
[Double Boxes=Melanie and joeD/Microwave]


Joe Dashiell is at the Pulaski County Sheriff's Department with the latest information.
Joe are there any new developments this afternoon?
[Live=JoeD Full/Microwave]
[SUPER=@joe1;]
[SUPER=05-Pulaski;]
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(Rollcue: nature of this investigation. )
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Jim Davis/Pulaski Co. Sheriff;]
[SUPER=01-Janice Scarrette/Radford Resident;]
[RUNS=:54]
[OUT Q=would be found safe.]




[Live=JoeD Full/Microwave]
[SUPER=05-Pulaski;]
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[Double Boxes=Melanie and JoeD/Microwave]



[Textile-Relief]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=99-52 TC1:16:57]
[GRAPHIC=Textile Relief]


The textile relief bills for Southside are all dead now at the State Capitol.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


More busloads of laid off workers crowded into a House committee this morning -- only to see Republicans kill their bill at the request of the Governor.
Martinsville Democrat Ward Armstrong blasted the committee.
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[SOT 10:17:23 ]
[IN Q=The most]

((DEL. WARD ARMSTRONG: THE MOST IMPORTANT BILL THAT I HAVE CARRIED IN MY NINE YEARS. PROBABLY THE MOST IMPORTANT BILL THAT I WILL EVER CARRY, AND WE DON'T HAVE THE GUTS TO DO THE RIGHT THING. MR. CHAIRMAN, TODAY, I AM ASHAMED TO BE A MEMBER OF THIS HOUSE OF DELEGATES! applause/arm-folding))
[SOT 10:21:52]

((DEL. THELMA DRAKE/R-NORFOLK: I RESENT WHAT'S BEEN SAID IN THIS ROOM TODAY, AND I THINK OUR FOCUS SHOULD BE ON HOW TO PUT YOU BACK TO WORK, HOW TO GIVE YOU BETTER PAYING JOBS, AND TO BRING THAT TOGETHER.))
[SUPER=@Armstrong; :00]
[SUPER=01-Del. Thelma Drake/(R) Norfolk; :24]
[RUNS=:33]
[OUT Q=that together.]
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[VO-NAT]


The laid off workers say they're still hoping for some kind of compromise to provide them emergency aid.
But, they're NOT counting on Governor Gilmore or the Republican majority.
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[SOT 10:41:09]
[IN Q=Our help]

((OUR HELP COMES FROM THE LORD THAT HAS MADE THE HEAVEN AND EARTH. Oh yes! AND WE UNDERSTAND... LET MY PEOPLE GO.))
[SUPER=01-Bishop Joseph Adams/Bethel Church of Danville; :05]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=let my people go.]
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[VO-NAT]


One Republican delegate says he'd like to see a compromise that tied emergency aid to incentives to go back to work-- at an employer he's confident will settle soon in Southside.
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[ny-bombs]


[ANCHOR=mel]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Bombing]


A bomb rattled wall street early this morning, breaking windows and rattling nerves.
But the New York Stock Exchange opened as scheduled.
Bobbi Harley has the latest.
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[SOT]

[11:30-UPDATE WINDOW]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY; :00]
[SUPER=01-Bobbi Harley/Reporting; :35]
[RUNS=1:05]
[OUT Q=CBS News, NY.]

((IT MAY HAVE SLOWED WALL STREET DOWN A BIT BUT AN EARLY MORNING BLAST DIDN'T STOP THE FINANCIAL MARKET FROM ROLLING RIGHT ALONG.
NAT SOT OPENING BELL

THE NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE OPENED ON TIME JUST THREE BLOCKS AWAY FROM WHERE SOMETHING EXPLODED JUST BEFORE FIVE O'CLOCK THIS MORNING.
(SOT, WITNESS)

THE BOMB SQUAD, POLICE AND EMERGENCY VEHICLES FLOODED THE AREA, SWEEPING IT FOR CLUES.
(HARLEY BRIDGE, ON ONE GUY SUFFERING RINGING IN THE EARS)

AS FOR DAMAGE WINDOWS AT A BARCLAY BANK BUILDING SHATTERED THE SAME WENT FOR A DRUG STORE ACROSS THE STREET BUT JUST HOURS AFTER THE BLAST WORKERS WERE ALLOWED INSIDE BOTH BUILDINGS. AND POLICE HAVE SOMEONE THEY WANT TO TALK TO A MAN SEEN LEAVING THE SCENE RIGHT AFTER THE BLAST HE'S DESCRIBED AS WEARING A HARD HAT AND CARRYING A TOOL BOX. TRAFFIC ALWAYS BAD WORSE WITH BLOCKS SHUT DOWN FIGURE OUT WHAT EXPLODED AND WHY. BHB,CBS NEWS, NY))

[tokyo-bomb]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Residents of a Tokyo neighborhood are being allowed to return to their homes after a World War Two bomb was defused today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Tokyo, Japan;]


A police officer says the bomb was discovered last month at a shopping center construction site in northwest Tokyo.

Ten-thousand people were evacuated just before the defusing operation, which took less than two hours.
The bomb was apparently dropped by American forces during the war.
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[ventura]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Ventura]
It looks like Minnesota governor Jesse Ventura is ready to jump out of the ring.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@File;]

[6:06:50]
Later today's he's expected to formally withdraw from the reform party and perhaps set up a new organization.
The former wrestler is at odds with the party's national wing dominated by allies of billionaire businessman and former presidential candidate Ross Perot.
Ventura has scheduled a 1 o'clock news conference.
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[tease1] [HARD MUSIC UNDER]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


The Bedford County Sheriff's Deparment is getting some national T-V attention.
Find out why when News 7 at Noon returns.
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[VO-NAT ]


And if you're flying this weekend, you can expect some delays as a big portion of the nation's air-fleet is inspected.
First let's talk to Patrick about some messy weather headed our way.
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[Talent=Patrick]

[Wx-Tease] [Weatherpro] [music up full] [comm1]

[air-inspections]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Expect some delays if you're flying anywhere this weekend.
The F-A-A has ordered about a fifth of the nation's airline fleet to undergo mandatory emergency inspections.
This comes after two planes were found to have similar problems as the Alaska air jet that plunged into the Pacific last week.
Bob Orr reports.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Bob Orr/Reporting; :00]
[RUNS=1:07]
[OUT Q=CBS News, Washington.]



[E-D-Day]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=99-48 1:50:42]
[GRAPHIC=D-Day Memorial]


The Governor may also stand between more state funding and the National D-Day Memorial in Bedford.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford;]


But the National D-Day Memorial Foundation is still almost four million dollars shy of its 12 million dollar price tag.
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


So the surviving Virginia D-Day veterans took their latest campaign to the State Capitol yesterday.
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[SOT 11:23]
[IN Q=And that]

((EUGENE CREWS/D-DAY VETERAN: AND THAT BEACH WAS A BLOODY MESS. IT WAS A SAD THING TO SEE. BUT THANK GOD THAT WE COME BACK.)) ((BOB SLAUGHTER: 56 YEARS LATER, I THINK IT'S TIME TO PUT A D-DAY MEMORIAL UP, GET IT UP AND RUNNING, BECAUSE-- WE ARE LOSING GOOD MEN EVERY SINGLE DAY.))
[SUPER=01-Eugene Crews/D-Day Veteran; :00]
[SUPER=01-Bob Slaughter/D-Day Memorial Chairman; :07]
[RUNS=:20]
[OUT Q=every single day.]
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[VO-NAT]


Governor Gilmore is the stumbling block.
He says the state has already given over 2 million dollars in seed money... and that the arch is a symbol of museums and cultural centers relying too heavily on government funding.
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[anchor=Melanie]
[graphic=Hold]


The D-Day Foundation hopes to dedicate the arch on Memorial Day this year-- but open it a year later.

[E-Luis-Cristobal]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=jha]
[TAPE#=99-51 1:12:44]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The F-B-I is hoping the Internet will help them track down the suspect who may be responsible for three bombings in Virginia.
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[VO-NAT]

[13:03:03]
A picture of 47-year-old Luis Cristobal now appears on the FBI's Crime Alert web site.
Cristobal is wanted in connection with two car bombings in Chesterfield County and a third at an ironworks plant in Petersburg... All occurred Monday.
One person was injured.
Cristobal's employer suggests the bombings may stem from an ongoing family dispute.
The FBI warns he may be armed and dangerous.
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[E-48-Hours]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=99-53 1:04:17]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Bedford County's on- line investigative unit has earned many a local headline, but now the NATIONAL spotlight will soon shine on "Operation Blue Ridge Thunder."
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.]


The C-B-S news magazine "48 Hours" has spent the past few weeks in Bedford County, working on a profile of the Internet crime prevention team.
Producer Josh Gelman says he was doing research for a piece on the dark side of the Internet when he learned about Sheriff Mike Brown's team.
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[SOT 00:28:50//00:37:02]
[IN Q=The power of]

((JOSH GELMAN/"48 HOURS" PRODUCER: THE POWER OF THE INTERNET IS GROWING MASSIVELY EVERY YEAR AND THIS SEEMS TO BE A VERY TIMELY TOPIC AND THAT'S WHY WE WANTED TO TALK ABOUT IT.)) ((MIKE BROWN/BEDFORD CO. SHERIFF: THIS IS NATIONAL EXPOSURE TO A PROBLEM THAT IS A NATIONAL PROBLEM. AND WE ARE DELIGHTED, I AM DELIGHTED THAT THE BEDFORD COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE HAS BEEN ABLE TO DO THIS.))
[SUPER=01-Josh Gelman/"48 Hours" Producer; :00]
[SUPER=01-Mike Brown/Bedford Co. Sheriff; :11]
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[OUT Q=to do this.]
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[VO-NAT]


Last week, "48 Hours" accompanied Bedford investigators to New York to help arrest a schoolbus driver who'd been using the Internet to solicit a young girl for sex.
You can see that story when the episode airs on C-B-S in late March.
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[E-Gun-Buyback]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=99-47 1:58:48]
[GRAPHIC=Gun Buybacks]


A pastor hopes bringing guns to church can help police in Roanoke.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


Jeff Scott wants his Colonial Avenue Baptist Church to serve as a drop-off point when Roanoke begins its gun buyback program.
At his last church in Ohio ... Scott organized a similar program that took a thousand guns off the streets.
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[SOT 2:40:07]
[IN Q=I had]

((PASTOR JEFF SCOTT/COLONIAL AVE. BAPTIST CHURCH: I HAD A MAN BRING IN GUNS -- HE WAS AGAINST IT UNTIL THE NIGHT BEFORE. HIS NIECE AND NEPHEW WERE PLAYING WITH A GUN. THAT MADE HIM A CONVERT.))
[SUPER=01-Pastor Jeff Scott/Colonial Ave. Baptist Church]
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[OUT Q=A CONVERT]
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[VO-NAT]


Roanoke hasn't decided when to start its federally funded program ... or where the drop-off points will be.
The goal is to collect 430 guns, exchanging them for 50-dollar gift certificates at local stores.
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[Tease2] [SOFT MUSIC UNDER]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Snow may be on the way.
Still ahead on News 7 at noon, Patrick will be here with the weekend forecast.
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[VO-NAT ]


And the shuttle Endeavour is ready to lift off in about 15 minutes.
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[COMM BREAK #2]


[E-Fuel-Prices]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=sch]
[TAPE#=500-02 14:28]
[GRAPHIC=Gas Prices Up]


It's a bit more expensive to heat your homes this winter.
Oil prices are on the rise, --in some parts of the country, they've doubled since last year.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Economists blame high demand and OPEC production cuts.
That's putting a major strain on homeowners and motorists.
The big question many people would like to know is how long will prices stay high?
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[SOT 8:12:54]
[IN Q=I would predict]

((I WOULD PREDICT OIL PRICES WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THE END OF THE SUMMER...ANYONE'S GUESS.))
[SUPER=01-Juergen Fleck/Economics Professor]
[RUNS=08]
[OUT Q=anyone's guess.]
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[VO-NAT]

Many homeowners hope the mild weather in recent days will help keep the bills down.
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[shuttle]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Shuttle Launch]


Endeavor and its six astronauts are on the launch pad at the Kennedy Space Center, set to blast into orbit in about 15 minutes.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Kennedy Space Center, FL;]

[8:06:34]
The crew will operate a giant space radar that will scan the Earth's surface, as part of an effort to make the most detailed three-D maps of the earth ever created.
The flight was scheduled for last fall, but was put on hold because of a wiring problem.
And last week's liftoff was scrubbed due to rainy weather and a faulty computer control unit.
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[Stocks]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE# none]
[GRAPHIC=stocks]


On Wall Street at Noon, the Dow was DOWN 54 points.
[tease3] [SPORTS MUSIC UNDER]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Coming up in sports, the Cincinnati Reds are already reaping the benefits of bringing Junior aboard.
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[VO-NAT ]

and a former Virginia Tech Hokie sees his career as a Buffalo Bill come to an end.
Patrick has the details, next.
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[COMM BREAK #3]



[S-Bruce]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-58 1:04:26]
[GRAPHIC=Bruce Smith]


Former Hokie, Bruce Smith was released by the Buffalo Bills yesterday.
Smith has amassed 171 sacks in his 15 N-F-L seasons, which is second behind Reggie White.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00]


Smith was drafted out of Virginia Tech back in 1985 and since has been selected to 11 pro bowls.
The 36 year old had hoped to finish his career in Buffalo.
In 1991 he posted 19 sacks, his best season in the NFL.
Smith racked up 46 career sacks during his four years at Tech.
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[S-Griff]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-47]
[GRAPHIC=Reds]


The Cincinnati Reds are already benefiting from bringing home their native son.
On the same day they signed Ken Griffey Junior, the Reds say they had one of the best ticket selling days ever.
The team did not say how many tickets were sold.
Junior was signed to a nine year contract worth close to 117-million dollars.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Cincinnati, OH; :00]


Griffey was introduced at a news conference yesterday evening.
He is reunited with his father who is a Reds coach.
The 30 year old has 398 homers and couldn't be happier to be home.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="It's]
[SUPER=01-Ken Griffey Jr./Signs with Reds; :00]

((KEN GRIFFEY JR./SIGNS WITH REDS:ITS MY HOMETOWN. I GREW UP HERE. IT DOESN'T MATTER HOW MUCH MONEY YOU MAKE, IT'S WHERE YOU FEEL HAPPIEST. TO ME CINCINNATI WAS THE PLACE I FELT I WOULD BE HAPPIEST. AND HOPEFULLY I'LL HAVE THE SAME LUCK MY FATHER'S HAD AND WE WILL WIN SOME CHAMPIONSHIPS HERE.))
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[OUT Q=....win some here"]
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[anchor=Patrick]
[graphic=seattle mariners]


In return for Griffey, the Seattle Mariners get pitcher Mike Tomko and outfielder Mike Cameron, plus two minor leaguers.

[S-Cave]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-49]
[GRAPHIC=high school hoops]


The Roanoke Valley district saw a clash of titans in girls high school basketball.
Cave Spring and William Fleming battled last night in a crucial district matchup.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Knights vs. Colonels; :00]


Linda Long had her Lady Knights focused early.
In the first period, Jessica Caldwell goes in strong for the lay up and the Lady Knights take the lead.
Then, watch as Renee Gagnier makes the nice move in the paint and drains the shot from in close.
[SUPER=33-Cave Spring/55/William Fleming/49;]


Cave led 21-14 at the end of the first.
Fleming would come back, Alycia Garrison snaps the nylon with the three ball. Cave Spring led 32-22 at the half and the Lady Knights win it 55-49.
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[S-Pioneer]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-55 (1:14:50)]
[GRAPHIC=High School Hoops]


Parry McCluer and Covington meet tonight in the Pioneer district championship.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Covington; :]


The Cougars are well aware of the Fighting Blues dominance on the hardwood in the District.
Parry McCluer has won 27 straight district games.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="Our philosphy is...]
[SUPER=01-Rob Bennett/Covington Head Coach; :]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=...pressure defense."]
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[VO-NAT]


The Fighting Blues are used to pressure defenses and the pressure of big games.
And tonight's game against Covington is no exception.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q="They play...]
[SUPER=01-Nelson Fox/Parry McCluer Head Coach; :]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=.....all times."]
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[S-Express]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=express/tiger sharks]


The Roanoke Express' trip to Tallahassee proved unsuccessful last night.
The Express fell to the Tiger Sharks 3-to-2.
Roanoke scored both of it's goals in the first period.
Paul DiFrancesco and John Poapst scored just a minute a part in the opening twenty minutes.
Daniel Berthiaume made 26 saves and the Express out shot Tallahassee 31-29. Last night's loss snaps a five game Express unbeaten streak.