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Coming up on News 7-
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A settlement in that deadly explosion at New River Castings-
Plus a news 7 report on the Roanoke Express- they may be up for sale- what that could mean-
And we'll meet someone who's work will be in full bloom at the Presidential Inauguration.
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News 7 is next.

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((THEY ARE GLAD THAT THE COMPANY'S BEING HELD ACCOUNTABLE, BUT I DON'T THINK THE AMOUNT IS NEARLY WHAT THEIR DAUGHTER'S WORTH TO THEM.))
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Intermet settles a record fine stemming from a deadly explosion at New River Castings last year.
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Good evening...

[Intermet]


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Intermet Corporation and the labor department reached an agreement today calling for the auto parts company to pay a 761-thousand dollar fine.
As Marya Jones reports, it's a settlement that spares the company from criminal prosecution, but opens the door to lawsuits from victim's families.
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(( 10 months after the explosion that killed their daughter, Edward and Glenna Anderson are glad to have one battle settled.
But they're looking to start another.
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((EDWARD ANDERSON: I STILL DON'T KNOW WHAT KILLED MY DAUGHTER. AND I THINK IT'S TIME THAT WE HAD A CLOSURE TO THIS AND WE KNOW WHAT HAPPENED.)) [RUNS:10]
Intermet Corporation agreed to pay the largest fine in state labor history.
It stems from the March 5th explosion at New River Castings that killed three workers.
The labor department reduced the fine five percent, saying the company worked to fix problems at the plant.
And, as part of the agreement, the City of Radford will NOT pursue involuntary manslaughter charges against the company or its workers. [****INSERT PRE-PRO****]
Intermet released this statement: "Although we are not in agreement with all of the findings contained in the citations, we feel it is in the best interest of the company and the community to settle the matter in order to close out this chapter of the tragedy." [****SHOT OF THE ANDERSONS***]
Victim's families like the Andersons are looking to open a new chapter of civil suits.
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((ROBBIE JENKINS/ATTORNEY FOR VICTIM'S FAMILY: THEY ARE GOING TO BE LOOKING AT PURSUING, CIVILLY, ALL CLAIMS AGAINST ANY PARTIES RESPONSIBLE.)) [RUNS:07]
A dispute over what caused the explosion may help them.
State and local investigators say it was caused by DMEA -- a liquid gas used to make auto parts.
Intermet says it was probably natural gas.
That has attorneys looking beyond Intermet to place the blame.
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((ROBBIE JENKINS/ATTORNEY FOR VICTIM'S FAMILY: COULD BE GAS COMPANIES IF THEY WERE FOUND TO BE AT FAULT IN CAUSING THE EXPLOSION, YES.)) [RUNS:06]
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[SU 7:26:38 - :50] ((MARYA JONES/NEWS-7: INTERMET HAS 15 DAYS TO PAY THE FINES, BUT THAT MAY NOT BE THE END OF THEIR PROBLEMS. ATTORNEYS FOR THE VICTIM'S FAMILIES SAY THAT THEY MAY BE FILING LAWSUITS AGAINST THE COMPANY AND SEVERAL OTHERS IN THE COMING MONTHS. MJN7, RADFORD. )) [RUNS:12]))

[McVeigh]


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Timothy McVeigh could be facing his executioner in exactly four months.
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The federal government has set May 16th as the day the Oklahoma City bomber will die by lethal injection.
168 people died in the blast- in April of 95.
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((JANNIE COVERDALE/GRANDMOTHER OF TWO VICTIMS; IT'S ONE WAY I WILL HAPPY BECAUSE HE WON'T BE ABLE TO HURT OTHER PEOPLE.. THAT'S MY CONCERN. THAT HE COULD HURT OTHER PEOPLE.))
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McVeigh's lawyers says McVeigh hasn't decided whether to ask for clemency.
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[Carruth]


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The jury is still out in the Rae Carruth murder trial.
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The jury began deliberations around noon today - trying to decide the fate of the ex-Carolina Panther.
Carruth is charged with masterminding the murder of Cherica Adams in 1999. With no verdict reached after three hours - the jurors recessed for the night.
Deliberations will continue tomorrow morning.
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[Carvins-Cove]


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The water level at Carvins Cove has fallen to fourteen feet below the spillway, but city officials say they do NOT believe conditions are a reason to worry.
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In April of 1999, the city called for voluntary conservation when the level dropped to 18 feet below full pond.
But normally, the reservoir recharges during the first three months of the year, and City Manager Darlene Burcham says officials are not sounding any alarms.
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((DARLENE BURCHAM/ROANOKE CITY MANAGER: AND I THINK YOU HAVE TO LOOK AT THE TIME OF THE YEAR AND WHAT THE EXPECTATION IS FOR PRECIPITATION. OBVIOUSLY WE'D LIKE TO BE MORE COMFORTABLE, BUT I DON'T SEE IT AS A MAJOR CONCERN AT THIS POINT AT ALL.))
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The level of Carvins Cove fell to almost 30 feet below the spillway in the summer of 1999, before rains began to replenish the reservoir.
Since then, the city has also signed a water-sharing agreement with Roanoke County.

[I-73]


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[***ANCHOR TAG***] The future of I-73 was the driving force behind tonight's Roanoke City Council meeting. While council has publicly voiced support for the project, it hasn't recommended which of the several proposed routes it prefers. So council members turned to Roanoke residents for guidance. Meredyth Censullo reports.
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[SUPER=01-Matt Kennell/Downtown Roanoke Inc.;]
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[SUPER=01-Mike Urbanski/Towers Mall Attorney]
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((VDOT isn't taking any more community comments on I-73. But the talk continues. Roanoke City Council supports the interstate - now they're getting down to the business of figuring out where it might go. Downtown Roanoke Incorporated - which promotes businesses in the city market area wants to cash in on a central route.



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((DRI NOTIFIED DOWNTOWN BUSINESSES ON OUR FAX LIST AND ASKED THAT THEY WRITE SUPPORT FOR OUR POSITION....WITH MORE THAN 10 TO 1 OF BUSINESSES THAT CHOSE TO RESPOND SUPPORTING OUR POSITION))
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But some say any option other than making lower cost, localized improvements to Route 220 and 581 would spoil downtown business.

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((THE PRODUCE WE COME TO THE ROANOKE CITY MARKET TO BUY IS GROWN ON FARMS WHICH ARE ENDANGERED BY ALL ROUTES OF THE NEW I-73.))
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Towers Mall wants the interstate - as long as it doesn't change the existing easy access to the shopping center.

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((MIKE URBANSKI: THE ELIMINATION, POTENTIAL ELIMINATION OF SOUTHBOUND ACCESS TO COLONIAL AVENUE COULD BE DEVASTATING TO TOWERS SHOPPING CENTER AND COULD RESULT IN THE MATERIAL LOSS OF SALES FOR TENANTS, LOSS OF PROPERTY VALUES.))
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Citizens didn't make small change of Roanoke's view shed, the future of historic homes, the possible pollution... But in the end, Council made it clear - they didn't start I-73, they can't stop it...and whatever their two cents worth is on the issue, it might not make any difference at all. Meredyth Censullo, News7, Roanoke.))
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V-DOT says it'll continue to accept comments from local governments. City Council hopes to make a recommendation by the end of February.


[City-Council]


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Rail transportation occupied Roanoke city council earlier in the day.
Members of a committee working to restore passenger rail service asked city council to contribute one and a half million dollars to the project.
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The renovated N and W station would include a visitors center and the convention and visitors bureau. A museum devoted to photographer O. Winston Link is also a possibility.
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And today, members of the passenger rail service committee encouraged council to designate the former station as the future passenger depot.
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((DAVID BOWERS: IT'S IMPORTANT FOR THIS COUNCIL TO TAKE THE LEAD IN SAYING WE BELIEVE OPTIMISTICALLY THAT PASSENGER RAIL SERVICE IS COMING BACK TO WESTERN VIRGINIA AND WE'RE GOING TO BE READY FOR IT.))
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City council members said they support the effort to restore passenger rail service, and they indicated they will consider the request when they begin working on next year's budget.
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Jim Gilmore has some company at the top of the Republican party.
Find out why when News 7 returns.
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And opponents and supporters of Attorney-General nominee John Ashcroft take to the sidewalk-- as his Senate confirmation hearing gets underway.
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[Sports-Preview]


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((Hey folks this is Mike Stevens back in the News 7 sports office getting set to show you how UVa knocked off Florida State and back on track tonight. Cave Spring stays perfect on the season, and Martinsville wins its Piedmont showdown with Laurel Park. Plus, Steve Mason checks in with a very special Roundhouse Wrapup - with the latest on the Roanoke Express - a team that is now for sale. Tonight on the BIg 7.))

[Clinton]


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President Clinton must go back for a checkup in six months- after doctors discovered a lesion removed from his back was cancerous.
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Doctors found the lesion and took it off during the President's annual checkup on Friday.
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((JAKE SIEWERT/WHITE HOUSE SPOKESMAN: THE PATHOLOGY RESULTS READ THIS MORNING CONFIRM THE LESION WAS SUPERFICIAL BASAL CELL SKIN CANCER. THE PATHOLOGISTS NOTED THAT THE MARGIN APPEARED CLEAR WHICH INDICATES THE LESION HAD BEEN TOTALLY REMOVED.))
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Basal Cell carcinoma is the most curable form of skin cancer.
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[Ashcroft]


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If there's one thing that's definite about John Ashcroft is that he's controversial.
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((ASHCROFT.. ASHCROFT.. ASHCROFT. TWO, FOUR, SIX, EIGHT, DOWN WITH ASCHCROFT DOWN WITH HATE.
People both for and against the Attorney General nominee- rallied in Washington-
Inside, Ashcroft addressed his former senate colleagues...assuring them he would fairly enforce the law. JOHN ASHCROFT/ATTORNEY GENERALY NOMINEE: I UNDERSTAND BEING ATTORNEY GENERAL MEANS UPHOLDING THE LAW OF THE LAND.. NOT MY PERSONAL PREFERENCE.
But some senate democrats already have their minds made up. Ashcroft is just too conservative to serve mainstream america. SEN. CHARLES SCHUMER/D-NEW YORK: WHEN YOU HAVE BEEN SUCH A ZEALOUS AND PASSIONATE ADVOCATE FOR SO LONG HOW DO YOU JUST TURN IT OFF?
But Republicans say he is an upstanding citizen .. qualified for the job. SEN. CHARLES GRASSLEY/R-IOWA: I BELIEVE SENATOR ASHCROFT WILL UPHOLD THE LAW FOR ALL AMERICANS WHICH WILL BE A REFRESHING CHANGE FROM HOW THINGS WERE DONE IN THE PAST ADMINSTRATION. WHERE THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT SEEMED TO BE MORE OF A DEFENSE COUNSEL FOR THE PRESIDENT THAN THE NATIONS CHIEF LAW ENFORCER.))
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[NAACP-Ashcroft]


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Virginia's largest civil rights group says Ashcroft's nomination flies in the face of Bush's campaign promise to be a "uniter, not a divider."
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The state N-double-A-C-P chapter condemned the nominations of Ashcroft and Gale Norton for Interior Secretary today.
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((SALIM KHALFANI/VIRGINIA NAACP: IF YOU LOOK AT HIS RECORD, HE HAS BEEN OPPOSED TO EVERYTHING WE ARE FOR BASICALLY. AND HIS TREATMENT OF MISSOURI SUPREME COURT JUSTICE RONNIE WHITE, IN WHICH HE BASICALLY RACE-BAITED HIM AND CALLED HIM PRO-CRIMINAL WE THOUGHT WAS VERY OUTRAGEOUS.))
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The N-double-A-C-P says Senator Ashcroft supported three of its 15 legislative goals in the last congress.

[Gilmore]


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Governor Jim Gilmore takes the helm of the Republican National Committee Thursday in Washington.
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But now it turns out that Gilmore won't be alone in the top spot.
He'll have a co-chair.
Gilmore picked Ann Wagner, who is the chairwoman of Missouri's Republican Party.
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Wagner -- who worked for Senator John Ashcroft's last successful campaign -- will handle grassroots party relations... while Gilmore will be the party's top spokesman... and keep his day job in Virginia.

[Heritage-Stabbing]


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A 16- year- old suspect has turned himself in to police after a stabbing at a Lynchburg high school this afternoon.
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It happened in the parking lot at Heritage High around 2:30.
Police say 19-year old Eric Beard was stabbed in the stomach and shoulder after an altercation with another group of teens at the school.
Beard is listed in good condition at Lynchburg General Hospital.
The juvenile suspect turned himself in for questioning about two hours later.
Police are still investigating.'
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Still ahead on News 7-- an eyewitness account from a Roanoke man who survived the El Salvador earthquake.
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And with the inauguration just a few days away-- we'll go behind the scenes to meet one of the women in charge of the Presidential petals.
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[Earthquake]


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The death toll is rising in earthquake ravaged El Salvador.
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[SUPER=03-Comasagua, El Salvador;]

More than 670 people are dead-- a number that's expected to go even higher as authorities reach communities isolated by landslides. A Roanoke native and his family are among the survivors in San Salvador. Gary Powell moved there two years ago-- he manages a hotel and does missionary work. He says most of the victims are poor people... now living on the streets.
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((GARY POWELL/ROANOKE NATIVE: WE FIND CHILDREN, ONE, TWO AND THREE YEARS OLD, AND IN THE NIGHTTIME IT GETS REALLY COLD AND THESE PEOPLE ARE LIVING THERE SLEEPING THERE WITH NOTHING.))
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Powell sent us these photos this afternoon to give us an idea of the people in need.
Officials say more than 25-hundred were hurt, and nearly 45-thousand had to be evacuated.
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[Danville-Hospital]


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Heart patients in Southside won't have to travel far for treatment in the future.
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After approval from the Virginia Department of Health, Danville Medical Center announced plans to build a center for open heart surgery in their facility.
The project is affiliated with Duke University Health System.
Offering a heart surgery program in the Dan River Region should cut down on patients having to travel hospitals outside the area for treatment.
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((ALAN MILLIKAN/ DUKE UNIVERSITY; EVERY YEAR MORE THAN 250 PATIENTS TRAVEL FROM THE DANVILLE AREA TO DUKE FOR OPEN HEART SERVICES. THESE PATIENTS WILL NOW BE ABLE TO RECEIVE THEIR CARE NEAR THEIR HOMES AND SUPPORT SYSTEMS. THIS WILL BE LESS COSTLY, MORE EFFICIENT AND PROVIDE FOR A LESS TRAUMATIC EXPERIENCE FOR PATIENTS AND THEIR FAMILIES.))
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Groundbreaking is scheduled for this fall and the center is expected to be up and running about a year later.

[Inauguration-Florist]


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Inaugurations don't just include oaths and promises- but lots of flowers- in fact thousands and thousands of petals will decorate the festivitis next weekend.
Terisa Estacio introduces us to one woman behind the flowers.
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(("this is called Lynns touch"
Lynn Larry Mclean knows how to create magic with flowers. In a few short minutes a handful becomes a bright arrangement. Lynn Larry McClean. My mom started our store when I was in the 4rth grade so I kinda hung out in the flower shop. And now this Texan will lend her skills on a much grander scale. She was picked to help craft countless designs to grace the inauguration and its many fancy balls. ESTACIO: You must be excited. I am when I walked in to the office the other day there were 3 messages on my desk. I said wow, I am getting to go again. Yes, you heard right. Lynn helped decorate numerous tables, buildings and entrances for George Bush Seniors inauguration... SHE ALSO PITCHED IN AT REAGAN'S AND CLINTON'S BIG PARTY'S. Terisa Estacio: You will see a lot of this color. The committee has selected white as a theme. And heres another fact for you they will use about 150 thousand flowers.. that is enough to fill up an entire football field. Lynn has more than 30 years experience working with flowers. But she says participating in an auguration is unique; an event that will leave lasting memories. Lynn says she will bring her tools, knives and sheers. Plus get plenty of rest before taking off. The days will be long as she joins a team of hundreds florists from across the country to get everything just right for the big day on Saturday.Terisa Estacio, CBS News, Friendswood, Texas.))

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Hoop hilites from UVa, Cave Spring and Laurel Park are coming up tonight, plus Steve Mason's exclusive report on the Express now being up for sale.
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[SUPER=76-MLB; :00]
But first in tonight's Extra Point, Kirby Puckett, the Minnesota Twins spark plug who had his career cut short by glau

coma becomes the third youngest player to be voted into the baseball hall of fame. News of the honor came earlier today. Puckett will be joined in Cooperstown in August by Dave Winfield. He is one of just 24 players to collect 3000 hits. He broke into the majors in 1973 and never played one day in the minor leagues. Now tonight's high school hardwood numbers.
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[S-UVa]


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After watching their ACC record fall to a shocking 1 and 3 over the weekend, the Virginia men's basketball team literally bounced back last night and whipped Florida State 89-to-71 at U-hall.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville/Raycom-JP; :00]

Roanoke native Steve Robinson returned to the Commonwealth looking for his first ACC win of the season. And while his team led early, it had to play from behind almost all night long as Virginia again got balanced scoring from the likes of Donald Hand and Travis Watson to take a 36-to-30 halftime lead. Mason would put some more distance between the two teams with this wicked slam in the second half.
[SUPER=33-Florida State/71/Virginia #13/89;]

And the mad bomber, Keith Friel came off the bench and drilled the Noles for 22 points by hitting 5 triples. UVa beats FSU 89-to-71.
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[S-Cave]


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The Cave Spring Knights will be part of the marquee matchup in this Saturday night's SunTrust Classic at the Salem Civic Center as the Knights take on the nation's number one team - Oak Hill Academy. Last night Cave just wanted to avoid a letdown against district rival Pulaski Co.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Pulaski Co. vs. Cave Spring; :00]

The Cougars big man Jeff King came in hoping to neutralize the Knights' quickness with his strength. He hits the jump hook in the paint and finished with a team high 21 points. But this one wasn't even close. Off the break the Knights' number 44 Justin Harris gets the hoop and harm as he hits the deck, but gets the bucket. Their were 45 fouls in this one. Cave would use its speed on the baseline as Daniel Payne, another junior slices hard to the hoop for the deuce.
[SUPER=33-Pulaski Co./57/Cave Spring/92;]

The Knights would play a lot of folks tonight as Davey Arthur gets this basket in transition as Cave Spring wins it 92-to-57. Redick had 23 and Tyler Lumsden 26.
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[S-Ville]


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In Henry County tonight two of the top teams in the Piedmont faced off as Laurel Park played host to the Martinsville Bulldogs. In the opening frame, the Bulldogs light up the board with Brandon Hairston feeding Cameron King for the nice little turnaround jumper. But back come the Lancers. Richard Stokes misses the jumper. But Frankie Harris is their for the board and the putback in low. And fans of all ages appreciate the guys who do the dirty work. Back to the Ville - as the Dogs' Jovan Williams gets the steal and goes all the way for the layin, plus he draws the foul.
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Laurel Park's Marcus Manns will get the defensive rebound and find Richard Stokes for the easy one. Martinsville wins this one tonight 62 to 55.
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The Roanoke Express's current regime has worked hard to wipe out the debt created by some of its predecessors. In the process the organization has gained back some of its integrity.
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But in this edition of Roundhouse Wrapup, Steve Mason says the for sale is going up and the Express will likely change hands in the near future.
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((SOURCES HAVE CONFIRMED THAT THE ROANOKE EXPRESS HOCKEY TEAM IS FOR SALE. WHO WOULD BUY THE TEAM? FORMER OWNER JOHN GAGNON IS INTERESTED IN NOT ONLY BECOMING AN OWNER BUT, JOINS CURRENT OWNERSHIP, IN A DESIRE TO KEEP THE TEAM RIGHT HERE IN THE VALLEY. Out of respect for the team and it's fans, Express general manager Mark Fackrell feels it would be premature for he and the other Express owners to comment on the sale of the Express.
John Gagnon owned the Express from 1993 through mid 1997. Sources say he could be in Roanoke in the next week to discuss becoming a part owner of the Express again. He spoke to News 7 sports by phone Tuesday afternoon. ((:))
Gagnon's passion for the Express and the city is widely known. He attended a game and talked with Dick Yancey, one of the Express owners, in March of 99. The Express fans have also kept in touch with him. ((:))
The Express has tremendous marketing potential. The team has won three straight Northeast Division titles and a Northern Conference championship. ((:)) Express A assistant coach Tim Christian, the team's all time leading scorer, has been embraced by the Star City. He has experience playing for another team when he was traded to Dayton. ((:)) SOURCES ALSO SAY THAT JOHN GAGNON MAY BECOME PART OWNER OF THE EXPRESS WITH A LOCAL ROANOKE BUSINESS, WHOSE IDENTITY IS UNKNOWN AT THIS TIME. GAGNON IS CURRENTLY THE MAJORITY OWNER OF THE ECHL'S MISSISSIPPI SEA WOLVES AND THE DAYTON BOMBERS. THE ECHL CONFIRMED TODAY THAT IT IS WITH IN LEAGUE RULES THAT ONE PERSON HAVE OWNERSHIP IN THREE TEAMS.))
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Gagnon also told us that if he does buy part of the team, he hopes long time friend and former Express owner and Ge neral Manager Pierre Paiement will return and work for the Express in some capacity.