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Coming up on News 7
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One day after Dale Earnhardt's death- fans pouring out their hearts- We'll tell you where you can send condolences.

Two teens are caught- accused of killing two professors.
And he doesn't just clean up the ice- this zamboni driver entertains-
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News 7 is next.

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[VO-NAT]


Day turns to night but the fans still come out- paying their respects to Nascar great-Dale Earnhardt-
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Good evening...

[National-Earnhardt]


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Today an autopsy confirmed Earnhardt died instantly- of blunt force trauma to the head-
Now Nascar is promising to look again at a special safety harness- and whether it should be required.
Jennifer Jones has the latest-
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[SUPER=03-Mooresville, NC; :00]
[SUPER=01-Patricia Eudy/Earnhardt Fan; :14 QUICK!]
[SUPER=01-Virginia Baker/Earnhardt Fan; :18]
[SUPER=01-Jim Downing/Hans Designer; :39 QUICK]
[SUPER=01-Mike Helton/NASCAR President; :54]
[SUPER=01-Jennifer Jones/Reporting; 1:07]
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((FANS OF NASCAR LEGEND DALE EARNHARDT STRUGGLE TO CONTROL THEIR EMOTIONS OUTSIDE HIS NORTH CAROLINA HEADQUARTERS. DOZENS GATHERED HERE TO MOURN THE LOSS OF A DRIVER... MANY CONSIDERED.. THE GREATEST EVER. PATRICIA EUDY/EARNHARDT FAN "IT WILL BE DIFFERENT, CAUSE YOU KNOW HE WAS ALWAYS THERE, ROOTING FOR HIM OR ROOTING AGAINST HIM." VIRGINIA BAKER/EARNHARDT FAN "RACING WON'T BE THE SAME, IT WON'T BE THE SAME WITHOUT HIM." DOCTORS SAY EARNHARDT DIED INSTANTLY FROM MASSIVE TRAUMA TO THE BASE OF HIS SKULL. IT HAPPENED WHEN HIS SIGNATURE NUMBER "3" CHEVY SLAMMED INTO THE WALL DURING THE FINAL LAP OF THE DAYTONA 500. EARNHARDT WASN'T WEARING A HEAD AND NECK BRACE THAT SOME NASCAR DRIVERS HAVE RECENTLY BEGUN USING. JIM DOWNING, HANS DESIGNER "IN A NUTSHELL THAT'S IT, IT KEEPS YOUR HEAD CLOSE TO YOUR BODY." WHILE NO ONE WILL EVER KNOW WHETHER THE "HANS" DEVICE WOULD HAVE SAVED HIS LIFE, THE MANUFACTURER BELIEVES IT MAY HAVE MADE A DIFFERENCE. JIM DOWNING, HANS DESIGNER "IT COULD HAVE REDUCED HIS CHANCES OF BEING HURT IT MAY HAVE HELPED...." MIKE HELTON, NASCAR PRESIDENT PARAPHRASED, WE'RE STUDYING IT.))

[Wood-Brother]


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Some of Earnhardt's biggest fans were his colleagues.
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The Wood Brothers of Stuart knew and worked with Earnhardt over the years.
They describe Earnhardt as a fierce competitor who loved to race from start to finish.
Eddie Wood says the racing world lost not only a great racer but also a friend.
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((EDDIE WOOD/WOOD BROTHERS RACING TEAM: HE WAS THE BEST OF THE BEST. HE WILL BE CONSIDERED, OR SAID TO BE THE GREATEST RACECAR DRIVER IN THE HISTORY OF NASCAR, FAR AS I'M CONCERNED HISTORY OF RACING ITSELF.))
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[VO-NAT]


The Wood Brothers witnessed the accident but didn't realize how the bad the crash was.
They heard the news of Earnhardt's death on their way home to Patrick County late last night.
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[Collectors]


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The race for Dale Earnhardt memorabilia is pushing prices up-
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The Oreo car is going for more than three-hundred dollars on e-bay.
Autographs are priced at three thousand.
While Earnhardt's death overshadowed the victory of Michael Waltrip -- that's not the case in the stores.
Waltrip collectibles are even harder to find. [tc:01:20:58]
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[IN Q=Once they find out]

((RICH FOLEY/THE WINNER'S CIRCLE: ONCE THEY FIND OUT HE WAS DRIVING FOR DALE EARNHARDT, HIS SALES PROBABLY TRIPLED. THEN WINNING THE RACE ON TOP OF THAT, THE PHONE HAS BEEN RINGING OFF THE HOOK FOR THEM ALL MORNING.))
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[OUT Q=them all morning.]
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Store owners say most shoppers out today were just looking for something to remember the race.
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[Condolences]


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If you would like to send condolences directly to Dale Earnhardt's family and co-workers, we have two addresses for you.
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[TAKE FS Pinnacle]
Dale Earnhardt, Incorporated, is located at 16-75 Coddle Creek Highway, Mooresville, North Carolina 28-1-1-5. [NEXT PAGE]
Earnhardt drove for Richard Childress racing. That address 236 Industrial Drive, Welcome, North Carolina, 2-7-3-7-4. [TAKE NEXT PAGE]
The Earnhardt family has also asked that in "lieu" of flowers please send donations to:
The Carolinas Foundation, In Honor of Dale Earnhardt. The address-- P-O Box 3-4-7-6-9, Charlotte, North Carolina 2-8-2-3-4 4-7-6-9.
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[Open-Container]


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A legislative committee has killed a proposal to prohibit motorists from carrying open containers of alcohol in their car.
The House Militia and Police Committee shot down the bill today.
The state will lose nearly six million dollars in federal highway money this year and twice that much next year for failing to enact an open container ban.
[SS=Seat Belts]


The Committee also killed a bill that would have allowed police to pull over and ticket anyone they see not wearing a seat belt.
Under current law, police can write a ticket for a seat belt violation only if the driver was stopped for something else.

[God-Trust]


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In 18-64, America found its then unofficial national motto in the fourth stanza of the Star Spangled Banner.
But "In God We Trust," won't be found in every Virginia classroom this year.
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The bill mandating its posting in public schools was amended, re-referred, and effectively killed for the year today in a Senate committee.
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((SEN. DICK SASLAW/D-SPRINGFIELD: I DON'T FEEL THAT WE SHOULD IMPOSE ON OUR PUBLIC SCHOOLS IN THE STATE OF VIRGINIA, WHEN NO OTHER STATE HAS, ANYTHING THAT THE U-S CONGRESS BY LAW IS NOT WILLING TO REQUIRE IN EACH OF THE FEDERAL BUILDINGS THAT ARE OWNED BY THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT THROUGHOUT THIS COUNTRY.))
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Senator Saslaw had the bill re-referred to the Senate Finance committee to study the cost of "In God We Trust" banners or signs.
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((DEL. BOB MARSHALL/R-PRINCE WILLIAM CO.: I JUST WISH THAT HE WOULD HAVE HAD THE COURAGE OF HIS CONVICTIONS, AND VOTED UP OR DOWN THIS PROPOSITION, RATHER THAN HIDING BEHIND THIS EFFORT TO GET ANOTHER COMMITTEE, LIKE PONTIUS PILATE, TO DO HIS DIRTY WORK.))
[SUPER=01-Del. Bob Marshall/(R) Prince William Co.;]
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The concept's NOT completely dead.
Another resolution, urging but NOT requiring schools to post "In God We Trust," made it out of Senate Rules.

[Floyd-Murder]


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State Police have confirmed that it was sheriff's deputies' gunfire that killed a man in Floyd County Saturday night.
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Roger Lee Whitlock was shot twice in the chest.
It is UN-clear whether a woman found dead at the scene was killed by Whitlock, or if she could have been struck by a sheriff's deputy's bullet.
Darlene Yoders was hit in the face, but the autopsy was inconclusive on the source of that round. The F-B-I lab will examine some bullet fragments to see if that can be determined.
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Sheriff's deputies were called to the Yoders home to check out a domestic dispute.
Whitlock shot at the deputies... who then returned fire.
Darlene Yoders' husband and their five children were home at the time, but were NOT hurt.

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High winds forced NASA to call off another landing attempt for the shuttle Atlantis.
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High crosswinds and low clouds at the Kennedy Space Center have already blocked two landing attempts-- so crew members are now spending their 13th day in orbit. Managers say tomorrow's weather should be better in both Florida and the alternate landing site in California. But if all else fails -- mission control will look to White Sands, New Mexico as a third landing site. The astronauts have been conserving their food, water, and air .. so they can stay in orbit until at least Wednesday.

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After running nearly half-way across the country, the teens suspected of murdering two college professors are behind bars tonight.
Details are still ahead on News 7.
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And a powerful experiece as the Oklahoma City Memorial museum opens.
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[Sports-Preview]


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((HEY FOLKS, STEVE MASON BACK IN THE HOUSE WITH YOU TONIGHT. MIKE STEVENS TAKES A CLOSER LOOK AT THE LIFE AND DEATH OF DALE EARNHARDT, THE MAROONS CANNOT CATCH THE TIGERS BY THEIR RESPECTIVE TAILS TONIGHT, HIGH SCHOOL HOOPS TOURNEY TIME IS HERE AND THE EXPRESS BATTLES ARCH RIVAL RICHMOND, ALL THIS COMING YOUR WAY IN SPORTS.))

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It's a place where you can hear the sounds of the emergency calls during the Oklahoma City bombing-
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You can see the faces of the victims- fade to black.
And you can look at some cherished items that belonged to those who lost their lives.
Today the New Oklahoma City Memorial Museum opened.
One room broadcasts audio of the panicked screams and chaos.
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((WATCH THE ELECTRICITY LINES.))
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168 people lost their lives in the bombing at the Federal building- Six years in the making, the museum officially opened its doors.
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((MAY THIS MEMORIAL BRING YOU ... AND SERENITY.))
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[Vo-Nat]
President Bush was on hand for the museum opening-
Only a small exhibit details the two men convicted in the blast.
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Two teenage suspects wanted for killing two professors- are in custody tonight.
Their journey to California cut short by a quick thinking cop.
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The two teens are facing charges for the murders of two college professors in New Hampshire.
[SUPER=03-New Castle, IN;]


Sergeant William Ward watched a news report that said 16 year old James Parker and 17-year old Robert Tulloch had hitched a ride with a trucker and were heading west from New Jersey.
At work.. Ward heard a radio transmission from a trucker saying he was driving two teens who were looking for a ride to the West Coast-
Ward passed himself off as another trucker and radioed back.
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((SGT. WILLIAM WARD/HENRY COUNTY: I JUST SAID.. WHY DON'T YOU DROP THEM OFF AT THE FUEL DESK AND SOMEONE WILL PICK THEM UP.))
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This morning sheriff's deputies arrested the two at this rest stop- off Interstate 70.
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((THEY APPEARED VERY SURPRISED. THEY DIDN'T EXPECT IT SO QUICKLY.))
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The victims - two professors were found stabbed to death in their secluded home near Dartmouth.
Authorities won't discuss a motive.
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[Salem-Arson]


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A Salem woman has been charged with setting fire to a mobile home.
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Police arrested 38-year-old Karen Bennett after the fire at Ramey's Trailer park this morning.
Bennett is accused of starting a fire around the outside of a mobile home at about 4 this morning.
Authorities say the trailer was occupied at the time, but no one was hurt.
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Virginia hasn't produced a President since Woodrow Wilson, but today Buena Vista paid tribute to three who have been dominating the local landscape since August.
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The busts of William Henry Harrison, Abraham Lincoln and Zachary Taylor were loaned to Buena Vista last summer after plans for a Presidential Park in the Williamsburg area were delayed.
The heads have been on display in Glen Maury Park ever since, and today the community saluted the trio during a celebration of Presidents Day.
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((I HAD HEARD ABOUT THESE HEADS, AND I HAD BEEN PAINED, THE WHOLE IDEA OF HAVING ANYTHING AS A BLOT ON THIS MAGNIFICENT LANDSCAPE, BUT THIS IS THE FIRST TIME I'VE SEEN THEM AND I MUST SAY THAT THEY ARE TO SCALE, AND THEY REALLY ADD SOMETHING TO WHAT IS A VERY FINE, LARGE MAGNIFICENT LANDSCAPE.))
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The presidential heads should remain in the park through mid-summer, but eventually they will hit the road as plans for the presidential park move forward in York County.
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Next on News 7, a preview of what could be a very controversial Grammy award ceremony.
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And it wasn't a player who stole the show at this hockey game-- it was the intermission show!!
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[Grammys]


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Two more nights until the Grammy awards right here on your hometown station.
The biggest rock, country and rap stars are rehearsing for the big night- but this years grammys are not without some controversy- Manuel Gallegus has a preview.
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((CHRISTINA AGUILERA WINNER OF LAST YEARS BEST NEW ARTIST AWARD CHRISTINA AGUILERA
SOT-CHRISTINA AGUILERA

AGUILERAS PERFORMANCE IS ONE OF SEVERAL BY SOME OF THE WORLDS MOST SUCCESSFUL ARTISTS.
-SOT-U2 ITS A BEATIFUL DAY

ESTABLISHED SUPERSTAR NOMINEES U2.
-SOT-MADONNA

MADONNA ARE SHOWING OFF WITH RAGS TO RICHES NEWCOMERS MACY GRAY
SOT- MACY GRAY

AND MOBY
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--SOT-EMINEM SLIM SHADY

BUT PERHAPS THE MOST TALKED ABOUT PERFORMANCE OF THE NIGHT WILL THE PAIRING OF RAPPER EMINEM KNOWN FOR HIS STRONG ANTI-GAY LYRICS WITH OPENLY GAY ELTON JOHN THE GRAMMY BOSSES STAND BY THE PERFORMANCE DONT LET EM FOOL YOU THESE ICONS KNOW ABOUT PUBLICITY, EMINEMS LATEST CD HAS SOLD OVER 7-MILLION COPIES. -GALLEGUS STAND-UP-CLOSE))

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Hockey clubs are always trying to think up some wacky stunt to keep fans interested during the intermissions.
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This one might take the cake.
Cliff Abraham is the zamboni driver for the Bozeman Montana Ice Dogs... and he puts on quite a show, even in cowboy boots...
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[S-Extra]


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More on the death of NASCAR legend Dale Earnhardt, plus the ODAC basketball championship and Express high lights.
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[SUPER=75-Tampa, FL; :]

But first our extra point. Spring training for the Yankees was cut short by 45 minutes and went inside for conditioning drills Monday because of smoke from wildfires. The fires have burned over 10,000 acres, approximately 40 miles east of the team's spring training complex.
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Fans everywhere are still in shock over the death of Dale Earnhardt. Mike Stevens says the pain and sorrow have been emotions that have consumed the Intimidator's driver, Michael Waltrip.
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((MICHAEL WALTRIP:)) ((Despite the efforts of many rescue personnel to save Earnhardt both at the track and at nearby Halifax Medical Center, Dr. Steve Bohannon says Earnhardt likely died instantly after hitting the turn four wall. ((DR. STEVE BOHANNON:)) The exact findings of the medical examiner list the cause of death as blunt force injury to the head. Not surprisingly, NASCAR already has decided that the show must go on, and the circuit will pull into Rockingham as scheduled this weekend. ((CLAY CAMPBELL:)) ((DALE EARNHARDT JR.)) Fans have been leaving flowers behind at Junior's place of employment, his Dad's company Dale Earnhardt incorporated in Mooresville, North Carolina since Sunday night.))





[S-ODAC]


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The ODAC title is back in the paws of the Tigers.
Roanoke College stole the championship from Hampden-Sydney last year.
Last night the Tigers won the battle of the boards and the trophy
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/Hampden-Sydney vs. Roanoke;]


The Maroons won their last meeting with the Tigers and tied for the regular season title.
Roanoke working the ball, Jaimar Mansel passes to Brad Dunleavy. Dunleavy drives to the hoop for the lay up and the three point Roanoke lead.
Hampden-Sydney then hit the boards getting second and third looks. Aaron Gibbs with the put back, he led the Tigers with 18.
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Jason Strickland led Roanoke with 27 points and scored his one thousandth career point tonight.
The Tigers expanded on their lead in the second half as Brandon Randall added three to the total.
[super=33-Hampden-Sydney/90/Roanoke College/83;]


Hampden Sydney wins its seventh ODAC Tournament 90 to 83.
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[S-Boys]


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It's tournament time for high school hoops and tonight, the first round of the Roanoke Valley District boys and girls segments tipped off.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Patriots vs. Cougars; :00]


Last night's games would tips off at Cave Spring high school. On the boys side, Pulaski would battle Patrick Henry.
Tech bound Jeff King flexes his muscle in the paint, going up strong for the bucket early in the opening minutes of the game.
The Patriots come right back as Tony Stovall steps back and rips rope from outside, he led all scorers with 30 points.
[SUPER=34-Patrick Henry/67/Pulaski Co./56;]


The Cougars would not give in, watch Matt Roan pick up the loose ball and go coast to coast for two.
But PH had to much. Stovall to Sidney Logan for the basket, Logan had 23 and Patrick Henry wins 67-56.
The Patriots meet Cave Spring tonight at 8:15 in the semis.
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[WIPE WIPE WIPE]

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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Eagles vs. Patriots; :00]


On the girls side, PH took on Franklin County. The Eagles were soaring late in this one as Lauren Davis makes the h
ard cut to the iron and finishes with the lay up and Franklin County had some cushion to play with. [SUPER=34-Frankl

in Co./62/Patrick Henry/50;]
Patrick Henry would not quit. Cassandra Moyer collects the loose ball and hits the shot for the Patriots.
PH closed to within seven late, But Franklin County wins 62-50.
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To the ice where the Express battled Northeast Division rival Richmond at the Round House last night.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Renegades vs. Express; :00]


Roanoke hit the hard water to find a game that was all about defense for the first two periods.
Express goalie Daniel Berthiaume was a big part of that, making this save off the shot of the Gades George Awada in the second period, still no score.
Early in the third, Roanoke draws first blood as Mike Peron makes good on the nice pass,
[SUPER=34-Richmond/1/Roanoke/2;]

he turns and rips rope from in close. 1-nothing Express.
Richmond answers that with a tally of it's own. Matt Noga takes a perfect pass and goes top shelf, But Roanoke wins 2-1.
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[S-AROD]


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Major League Baseball's spring training begins this week for pitcher and catchers. You can bet fans are anxious to see how the highest paid player performs.
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[VO-NAT]
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You may remember the Rangers signed shortstop Alex Rodriguez for 252-million dollars over 10 years.
Former Major League Pitcher Sparky Lyle played in Texas and says the pressure will be on A-Rod.
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Sparky Lyle was the guest speaker at the Salem-Roanoke Baseball Hall of Fame Banquet earlier this month.
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We leave you now with a tribute to Dale Earnhardt.
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