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Coming up on News 7-
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A teenager is under arrest- charged with the shooting spree at Washington's National Zoo.
Find out how new high school construction will be affected by this year's Roanoke County budget...
And the Elian Gonzalez case hits the Major Leagues. We'll tell you how.
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News 7 is next.

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A crime against youth- Now tonight a young person is in jail- charged with the shooting at Washington's Zoo.

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Police have charged a teenager with assault with intent to kill-
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The 16 year old was arrested in the basement of a D-C home and taken in tonight- charged with last night's shooting at the National Zoo.
Witnesses say the teen opened fire at the crowded zoo after a fight between two groups of kids.
[Super=04-Last Night;]


The gunfire erupted at closing time last night leaving seven children wounded- one eleven year old that police reported as brain dead- is said to be responding to treatment.
That boy is the most critically hurt of the injured.
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[Danville-Murder]


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It's a third murder in Southside since Saturday. This time in Danville.
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47 year old Phyllis Ann Adams was on her way to work this morning when someone gunned her down in the middle of the street.
Authorities combed the area on Cole street, bringing in a trained dog to search for clues-- while family stood by in shock.
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((DIANE WILLIAMS/VICTIM'S SISTER IN LAW: I'M TAKING IT BAD. I'M REALLY UPSET. I DON'T UNDERSTAND. IT REALLY HURTS ME CAUSE ME AND HER TALK ALL THE TIME. I TALKED TO HER LAST NIGHT SHE SAYS TALK TO YOU IN THE MORNING, OK. I'LL SEE YOU IN THE MORNING WHEN I GET OFF FROM WORK, OK.))
[SOT=1:35:33]

((RAKHEE PATEL/VICTIM'S SUPERVISOR: IT'S TOO HARD FOR ME TO COMPREHEND. I STILL THINK THAT SHE'S GOING TO COME WALKING THROUGH THAT DOOR. THAT JUST NOT GOING TO HAPPEN.))
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[SUPER=01-Rakhee Patel/Victim's Supervisor; :17]
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[OUT Q=not going to happen.]
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Danville authorities are looking for a black male about six feet tall wearing all black.
Two other fatal shootings happened over the weekend in Martinsville.
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[NAACP-Boycott]


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Black leaders tonight raised the prospect of a Virginia tourism boycott.
The N-A-A-C-P says it wants to meet with Governor Gilmore to discuss his Confederate History Month proclamation and other issues.
But, they say, Gilmore hasn't responded.
A national boycott, like the one against South Carolina, would require approval by the national arm of the N-A-A-C-P.

[County-Budget]


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Where will Roanoke County tax dollars go?
Today the 2-thousand 2-thousand one proposed budget was unveiled.
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Kate Weidaw is in the newsroom tonight to tell us more about it.
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Roanoke county is proposing a budget of over 267 million dollars -- that's 4 percent more then last year.
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((As construction plans continue to be made on the new South County high school, the budget allocates 1 point 5 million dollars for operation costs.

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((ELMER HODGE: WE ARE BEGINNING TO PUT ASIDE THE MONEY NOW SO WHEN THE SCHOOL OPENS THERE ARE NO SURPRISES WE ARE GOING TO BE READY TO GO.))
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Economic development is also high on the list.

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((ELMER HODGE: THIS BUDGET INCLUDES ALMOST A MILLION AND A HALF FOR ADDITIONAL CONSTRUCTION OF SITES LIKE GLEN MAURY BUSINESS PARK FOR SOME INCENTIVES FOR BUSINESSES TO LOCATE HERE AND EXPAND HERE.))
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The police and fire departments are also getting a piece of the pie. The police department is requesting School Resource Officers to be located in each of the five middle schools. The county plans to apply for a grant or will move its D.A.R.E officers into those positions.
The fire department hopes to lease two pumpers and two ladder trucks for it's departments in the county. More than 600 thousand dollars is being put toward replacing two of the vehicles.

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((ELMER HODGE: THE WATER RATES WE PLAN TO REDUCE BUT HOW MUCH WILL BE DETERMINED BY THE BOARD.))
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That's thanks to the water contract worked out with Roanoke City. And county and school employees may be pleased with the proposed budget, it calls for a 4 percent increase in salaries.
Some departments that experience high turn over will adjust the salary by more then 4 percent. ))
[Live= Kate/newsroom]


And there are no new taxes.
The proposed budget will go before the Supervisors for a public hearing on May ninth.
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Two weeks after that the board will vote to adopt and approve the budget for the county and the schools.

[Abortion]


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[***Anchor tag***]
Abortion is once again before the nation's highest court- for the first time in eight years.
The case centers around a Nebraska law banning late term abortions- but it could potentially affect Virginia law.
Cindy Pena has details.
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((DEMONSTRATIONS AND ARRESTS OUTSIDE THE SUPREME COURT TODAY, AS VOICES ON BOTH SIDES OF THE DIVISIVE ABORTION DEBATE WERE HEARD.
(NAT SOT- DEMONSTRATIONS)

A STARK CONTRAST TO THE DECORUM OF COURT ROOM WHERE THE 9 JUSTICES LISTENED TO ORAL ARGUMENTS. AT ISSUE, IS NOT THE RIGHT TO AN ABORTION, BUT THE SCOPE OF WHAT IS LEGAL. NEBRASKA ATTORNEY GENERAL DON STENBERG SAID HIS STATES LEGISLATURE PASSED A LAW BANNING ONLY LATE TERM ABORTIONS, THOSE PERFORMED DURING THE SECOND AND THIRD TRIMESTER. DON STENBERG, NEBRASKA ATTY. GEN.: the intent was to prohibit one procedure that is in essence, the killing of a child in the process of being born. BUT ABORTION RIGHTS GROUPS ARGUE THE NEBRASKA LAW IS TOO BROAD AND LEAVES ROOM FOR INTERPRETATION. IF THE SUPREME COURT UPHOLDS THE NEBRASKA LAW, ABORTION RIGHTS ADVOCATES BELIEVE DOCTORS WILL STOP PERFORMING ANY PROCEDURES FOR FEAR THEY WILL LOOSE THEIR LICENSE AND GO TO JAIL. PATRICIA IRELAND/NAT'L ORGANIZATION FOR WOMEN: Make no mistake about it, this case is designed to wipe out protections of roe versus wade, these statues are designed to end all abortions.))
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The justices' decision is expected before the end of June.

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Virginia's National Guard has been pledging a commitment to equal opportunity since the 1980s.
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But today, Governor Jim Gilmore has ordered the Guard to "move forcibly" on a plan to promote racial diversity in the chain of command.
The (AD-ja-tent) adjutant general has drawn up a 40 point plan he says will do more than just "whitewash" the problem.
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((MAJ. GEN. CLAUDE WILLIAMS/VIRGINIA NATIONAL GUARD: NOW WE FULLY UNDERSTAND, YOU KNOW, NO ONE WANTS TO WAIT FOR THINGS TO HAPPEN. BUT WHAT YOU HAVE TO REALIZE IS THAT WE HAVE CERTAIN REGULATIONS YOU GO BY IN PROMOTING FOLKS. THEY HAVE TO MEET CERTAIN STANDARDS. AND I DON'T THINK ANYONE, MINORITY OR WHATEVER, WOULD WANT US TO LOWER OUR STANDARDS.))
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Media reports in January showed one in three Virginia National Guard soldiers is a racial minority.
But only one in ten is an officer.
The plan includes: contracting an independent agency to assess the Guard's equal opportunity programs, and putting full time recruiters on historically black college campuses.
This year's General Assembly also passed full scholarships to any state college for Guard members.
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[Spielberg]


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A theater in honor of Steven Spielberg's father will be part of the D-Day Memorial in Bedford.
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The man who made "Saving Private Ryan" has promised to pay for that part of the education center.
It'll be known as the Arnold M. Spielberg Theater.
The donation announced today has been nearly two years in the making- -first broached at the premiere of the movie.
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The Foundation president says Spielberg was very interested in real-life stories from members of Bedford's "A" Company.
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[V/O-NAT]
Raymond and Bedford Hoback, brothers from Bedford, Virginia, both died in the Normandy invasion... part of the reason the NATIONAL memorial is being built in their hometown.
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While some Cuban-born baseball players boycott games tonight--
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Elian Gonzalez and his father have a new temporary home.
We'll have the latest developments when we return.
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[Sports-Preview]


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((Hey folks this is Mike Stevens back in the News 7 sports office with highlights of a PH win in tonight's RVD showdown. Scott Gordon talks about his future and the decision to let go of Harmer and Cantu today. Plus, can Roanoke keep pace in the Arena attendance race? All that, plus Dale Junior in Rolling Stone tonight on the Big 7.))

[Cuban-Boy]


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Elian Gonzalez and his father are now at a remote farmhouse on Maryland's Eastern Shore.
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The family moved from Andrews Air Force Base today to the Wye River Plantation- the compound where Middle East Peace talks were held in 1998.
Congress will begin formal hearings next week into Saturday's raid in Miami.
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((SEN. TRENT LOTT/R-MAJORITY LEADER: WHY DID YOU USE THIS AMOUNT OF FORCE AT THIS PARTICULAR TIME? WHY DID IT HAVE TO BE DONE THAT DAY?))
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Republican lawmakers mostly believe the attorney general used excessive force- and she should have negotiated with the boy's relatiaves longer.
Democratic leaders say it's all unnecessary.
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[Miami-Protest]


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[VO-NAT]
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A work strike in Miami today- hit Major league baseball tonight- Four Florida Marlins players and two coaches sat out tonight's game between San Francisco.
The team manager excused the players for the day- the team also closed its downtown merchandise store.
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((WE'RE BEHIND THEM 100 PERCENT. I'M NOT CUBAN, BUT WE'RE BEHIND THEM ONE HUNDRED PERCENT.))
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Tonight's "sit out" by ball players is part of a day long work "strike" by Cuban Americans in Miami.
The strike shut down stores, and restaurants in Miami- as people took to the streets to rally.
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[Roanoke-Mayor]


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He's held the job for eight years, and Democrat David Bowers isn't ready to the leave the Mayor's office just yet. But this year he faces perhaps the toughest challenge of his political career.
This week we're profiling all of the candidates... and tonight Joe Dashiell begins with Bowers' campaign.
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((DAVID BOWERS/ROANOKE MAYOR: IN THE PAST I'VE RECEIVED SUPPORT FROM DEMOCRATS, INDEPENDENTS AND REPUBLICANS AND FOR ALL THOSE WHO HAVE STOOD BEHIND ME IN THE PAST THANK YOU VERY MUCH.))
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[OUT Q=thank you very much.]


David Bowers believes they're still standing behind him.
Talking with callers to the Craig Wright Show on WFIR, Bowers said he's running on a record of accomplishment, most proud of progress the city has made in public education... adding teachers, improving salaries, raising test scores, and renovating school buildings.
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((IF THERE'S ONE THING THAT I'M SO VERY PROUD OF IN THE TIME I'VE SERVED AS MAYOR, IT'S BEEN THAT WE'VE MADE GREAT STRIDES , GREAT ACCOMPLISHMENTS IN ROANOKE CITY SCHOOLS. IT WASN'T ALL MY DOING. THERE WERE A LOT OF FOLKS THAT WERE INVOLVED WITH IT, BUT IT ALSO MEANT THAT YOU HAD TO HAVE A MAYOR WHO UNDERSTOOD THE IMPORTANCE OF GOOD SCHOOLS AND OUR NEIGHBORHOODS AND WHO IS SUPPORTIVE OF THE SUPERINTENDENT AND THE SCHOOL BOARD.))
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Alongside the successes, council has also owned its share of controversy. Bowers admits 1999 was a difficult year with challenges such as the water crisis, and the transition to a new city manager.
But he says he offers a combination of experience and forward- thinking ideas his opponents cannot match.
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((DID YOU DO WHAT YOU SAID YOU WERE GOING TO DO. AND INDEED I THINK I HAVE. AND ARE YOU STILL TALKING ABOUT THE ISSUES THAT ARE AFFECTING THE PEOPLE OF ROANOKE. NOT YOUR ISSUES, THE ISSUES THE PEOPLE WANT ADDRESSED IN THE FUTURE, AND I THINK I HAVE.))
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And with four candidates in the race, Bowers also thinks it will be a close contest, in which every vote will count.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Roanoke))

[Saunders-Barger]


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Two Bedford County women are headed to prison for bilking a pair of elderly sisters out of their life savings.
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67-year old Dorothy Saunders and 58-year old Thelma Mae Barger were each given 37-month sentences today in Lynchburg's federal court.
The pair took more than 300-thousand dollars from the sisters and used it to build this 12- thousand square foot mansion in Huddleston.
Saunders' attorney argued for a lesser sentence, citing her wide variety of ailments.. but the prosecution didn't buy it.
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((TOM BONDURANT/FEDERAL PROSECUTOR: YOU SAW HER AT THE END OF THE HEARING SHE STOOD UP AND TRIED TO WALK OUT OF HER WHEELCHAIR AFTER IT DIDN'T SUIT HER PURPOSE TO BE IN IT AND I THINK WE DETAILED HER HISTORY OF MALINGERING AND ACTING SICKER THAN SHE IS. DON'T GET ME WRONG, SHE'S GOT HEALTH PROBLEMS, SHE'S GOT MENTAL PROBLEMS, BUT MOST CRIMINAL DEFENDANTS DO.))
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Saunders was taken into custody immediately.
Barger has 60 days to report to prison.
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[Missing-Man]


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A Southside man has been missing for more than a week.
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And Danville authorities need your help locating 65 year old Joseph Custer.
He's five feet 10 inches tall and weighs 170 pounds.
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Family members are concerned because he suffers from a heart condition and needs medication.
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A big merger for Volvo.
Still ahead on the newscast-- what it might mean for workers here in Virginia.
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[VO-NAT]


And old Lynchburg railroad station is chugging toward new life.
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[Volvo]


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Volvo will soon be in the driver's seat of the world's second-largest heavy truck company.
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[VO-NAT]
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Volvo announced today that it's merging with Renault and Mack Trucks.
Volvo will take over Mack plants in Pennsylvania, Maryland and South Carolina.
Analysts say the move secures the company's future... but that the 23-hundred workers in Volvo's Dublin plant may NOT feel an impact.
Volvo's president says it's too soon to know how the merger will affect employment.
Shareholders are expected to approve the deal tomorrow.
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[Train-Station]


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The long- awaited renovation of Lynchburg's Kemper Street train station is about to get underway..
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City and state officials today kicked off the 3- point- 4 million dollar project by pounding a symbolic golden spike.
Plans call for overhauling the station and building a firefighters museum and industrial complex nearby.
The station will house Amtrak ticket offices and the city's Greyhound bus service.
Construction should last two years.
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The rain couldn't stop everything tonight. We'll check soccer highlights form the RVD. Scott Gordon talks about his future with the Express and the loss of Harmer and Cantu today. Plus, will the civic center rock for arena ball in two weeks?
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[SUPER=75-San Diego, CA; :00]

But first in tonight's Extra Point, Bobby Beathard retired tonight after 37 years in the the NFL. He is best known in these parts as the former general manager of the Redskins who helped engineer the three super bowl titles with Joe Gibbs. He retires despite having 2 more years on his contract with the Chargers.
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[S-Soccer]


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About the only activity not affected by the rain last night took place in southwest Roanoke County as Cave Spring played host to Patrick Henry in a big Roanoke Valley district soccer showdown. The Knights came in with a perfect 3-and-0 mark in the RVD, but without star John Hartman, who is playing in Italy and won't be back until Thursday.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Patriots vs. Knights; :00]

The rain stopped just in time for the fans to settle in at Knights' stadium. And they would see PH take control from the start as number 16, Shawn Mercer just catches the Knights' keeper sleeping as he scores from a mile away on the blast. PH is in front 1-to-nothing. The Patriots would take a bow and then strike again as number 7 Davor Jeukovic scores on the breakaway
[SUPER=34-Patrick Henry/6/Cave Spring/2;]

after Cave Spring fails to clear the ball. The Patriots beat Cave Spring 6-to-2 to remain unbeaten on the season.
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PH is four and oh in the RVD and 9-and-0 overall.

[S-Express]


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Three of the Roanoke Express owners met with head coach Scott Gordon yesterday to discuss not only the budget for next season, but also talk about Gordon's future.
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[VO-NAT]
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The owners want Gordon to return for his third season as coach of the team, but the two parties ended their two and a half hour meeting yesterday afternoon with Gordon telling the owners he needs some time to think about it.
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((SCOTT GORDON/EXPRESS HEAD COACH:))
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[VO-NAT]

In other Express notes, Duane Harmer, who has played five seasons with the Express and is fifth all time in career points with 171 was sent to Greensboro yesterday afternoon. He does have a chance to sign with the AHL Providence Bruins for next season, Harmer is playing for Providence in the playoffs at this time.
Kris Cantu also was sent to Greensboro yesterday. In his three season in Roanoke, the left winger scored 20 game winning goals. Both were all-star performers.
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Cantu and Harmer are the players named from the previous Aniket Dhadphale trade.

[S-Arena]


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A portion of the Express' future success could be directly linked to how much cash the Roanoke Steam generates this spring.
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[SUPER=03-Greensboro, NC; :00]


Roanoke is OH and two with its home opener set for Saturday May 6th. Judging by the attendance numbers at other Arenafootball2 games around the league, the Steam can look forward to it's home opener May sixth. The indoor football has been out drawing ECHL hockey by leaps and bounds.
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((TOMMY BENIZIO/STEAM GENERAL MANAGER:LITTLE ROCK ARKANSAS IS A THREE THOUSAND PER HEAD PER GAME HOCKEY TOWN. THAT THREE THOUSAND FOR HOCKEY HAS TRANSLATED INTO ALMOST 17 THOUSAND FOR FOOTBALL. A LITTLE CLOSER TO HOME, GREENSBORO, WHICH AS SOME OF OUR HOCKEY FANS HAVE GONE AND SEEN THE EXPRESS PLAY THERE, MIGHT HAVE 500 TO 1500 PEOPLE AT THOSE GAME, WELL THERE WERE NEARLY 13 THOUSAND THERE LAST SUNDAY FOR THEIR HOME OPENER AGAINST US.))
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The Richmond and Norfolk Arenafootball2 teams both have already sold out their season home openers as well.

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The final first round NHL Stanley Cup Playoff series is on tonight in St. Louis as the top seeded Blues try to complete their return from the dead against the supposedly lowly Sharks in game 7.
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The Blues were down three games to one, before coming back and forcing game seven. But this one has been all Sharks. Watch the feeding frenzy as Owen Nolan gets his 6th goal of the playoffs - blasting the shot off of Roman Turek. It's 3-to-0 Sharks after two periods.
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The Miami Heat has taken a commanding two games to none lead on the Detroit Pistons in the their best of five playoff series.
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Last night in game two without Tim Hardaway, veteran Alonzo Mourning came up huge. Watch him make the block on one end, hustle down to the other and dunk right on Jerry Stackhouse's head. Zo had 22. But the man was Jamal Mashburn. he had a team high 24 including the game winning hoop as he beats
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the double team and scores off the glass. Miami win 84-to-82.
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After a week off, the Winston Cup warriors return to action later this week in California. But it seems that Little E has already gone Hollywood.
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Dale Earnhardt Junior is featured in the May 11th edition of Rolling Stone magazine. Sarah Michelle Geller, alias Buffy the Vampire Slayer is on the cover - but inside on page 117 - Dale Junior is featured a 7 page article entitled "Kurt is my co-pilot" - the rise of NASCAR's new rock and roll whiz kid. The reference to Kurt - is the late Kurt Cobain of Nirvana fame - Dale Jrs. favorite band.
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[wipe to eng#!!!!!!!!!!!]
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The Power Team Chevy group has decided that Geoffrey Bodine will make his return to Winston Cup racing next week in Richmond. Bodine had considered racing this weekend in California, but the team decided to keep sub Dick Trickle in the car for (------------) one more week.