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Coming up-
Seven Americans are dead in Afghanistan-
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Tonight two Congressman are in town with reaction.
The 82 year old behind bars for the death of a teenager may not face murder charges-
That Georgia crematory incinerator may have worked all along-
and a winning lotto ticket is sold in Roanoke County.
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News 7 is next.

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Several Americans are killed in fighting in Afghanistan- when their U-S helicopter came under enemy fire.
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((THE FORCES ON THAT HELICOPTER GOT OFF AND CAME IN CONTACT WITH THE ENEMY FIRE.))
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[AFghanistan]


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Seven Americans have been killed in combat in Afghanistan- and eleven others were wounded- after their helicopters came under fire today.
Aleen Sirgany has the latest from Washington.
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((WITHIN THE RUGGED, SNOW-CAPPED MOUNTAINS OF EASTERN AFGHANISTAN ... U.S. FORCES CONTINUE TO SQUEEZE THE LIFE OUT OF REMAINING AL-QAIDA AND TALIBAN FIGHTERS. IT'S CALLED OPERATION ANACONDA. BUT THE PENTAGON'S BIGGEST BATTLE YET ... HAS NOW BECOME ITS DEADLIEST. GEN. TOMMY FRANKS/U.S. CENTRAL COMMAND: "Anytime one has more forces on the ground, one can anticipate higher casualties." MILITARY OFFICIALS SAY ONE U.S. SOLDIER WAS KILLED IN AN AREA SOUTH OF GARDEZ ... AFTER A SPECIAL OPERATIONS HELICOPTER WAS HIT BY A GRENADE. THE GRENADE DID NOT EXPLODE, BUT A CREWMEMBER APPARENTLY FELL OUT OF THE AIRCRAFT. HOURS LATER, ANOTHER HELICOPTER RETURNED TO RECOVER THE BODY. THAT CHOPPER ALSO CAME UNDER FIRE ... AND SEVERAL MORE AMERICANS LOST THEIR LIVES. GEN. TOMMY FRANKS: "The forces on that helicopter, got off the helicopter, and immediately came in contact with the enemy force, and that is the place that the casualties came from." U.S. WARPLANES HAVE DROPPED MORE THAN 350 BOMBS ON SUSPECTED AL-QAIDA HIDEOUTS SINCE THE OFFENSIVE BEGAN. OFFICIALS HOPE THE AIRSTRIKES -- ALONG WITH A SIZEABLE U.S. AND ALLIED PRESENCE ON THE GROUND -- WILL CONVINCE AL-QAIDA FIGHTERS THEY'RE RUNNING OUT OF OPTIONS. "These people have made it absolutely clear, these people being Al-Qaida, that they want to harm America again. And we will do everything in our power to not let them do so." THE PENTAGON ESTIMATES THAT BETWEEN 100 AND 200 AL-QAIDA FIGHTERS HAVE BEEN KILLED IN THIS LATEST ASSAULT ON TERROR. AND DEFENSE SECRETARY, DONALD RUMSFELD, SAYS HE EXPECTS SIMILAR OPERATIONS IN THE FUTURE ... AS AL-QAIDA MEMBERS TRY TO REGROUP INSIDE AFGHANISTAN. ALEEN SIRGANY, CBS NEWS, WASHINGTON))

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President Bush and other lawmakers say they will not let up in the war on terrorism.
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Republican House Whip Tom DeLay is in Roanoke fundraising for Congressman Bob Goodlatte's re-election campaign. Tonight DeLay told reporters this will be a long war-- one that will take more lives before it's over.
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[SOT 11:15:24 11:15:50]
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((TOM DELAY: TODAY'S EVENTS HAVE SHOWN US THAT THIS IS A DANGEROUS JOB AND THAT IF WE'RE GOING TO CONTINUE THIS JOB WE'RE GOING TO LOSE SOME OF OUR YOUNG PEOPLE AND ALL OF US FEEL AGGRIEVED AT THESE LOSSES.)) ((BOB GOODLATTE: THE COUNTRY'S VIGILANCE IS GOING TO HAVE TO BE STRONGER THAN IT WAS BEFORE SEPTEMBER ELEVENTH AND I'M REMINDED OF WHAT THOMAS JEFFERSON SAID AT THE OUTSET OF OUR COUNTRY, THE PRICE OF LIBERTY IS ETERNAL VIGILANCE.))
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DeLay is also busy campaigning-- He hopes to become the next House Majority leader.
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[Israel-Shooting]


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More violence in Israel- Tonight a deadly attack on a Tel Aviv Restaurant.
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Three people were killed and 25 more were hurt.
Police say the man also stabbed people and tossed a grenade but it did not go off.
Police shot and killed the man.
Palestinians with links to Yasser Arafat have claimed responsibility for the deadly attack.
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[Bedford-Zoning]


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Another step forward tonight for a proposed industrial park in Bedford County.
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[SUPER=03-Bedford/Last Week; ]

Last week-- residents urged the planning commission and board of supervisors to reject the plan. Neighbors say if the New London Business and Technology Center is developed it will jeopardize their safety and property values. Tonight-- the planning commission RECOMMENDED that zoning at the proposed site be changed from residential to allow for the industrial park. The board of supervisors, though, will have the ultimate say in whether plans for the industrial park become a reality.
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[Benzenhafer]


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The drug-related death of a 17-year old in Botetourt County has a woman facing a murder charge.
Melanie Deanna Benzenhafer of Cloverdale was indicted today for second degree murder.
Deputies say in January she sold the drug Lortab to Brian Kristopher Osborne.
Osborne died after using it.

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The Grand Jury refused to indict the elderly Roanoke man who police say shot and killed a 15-year old girl last week.

It's unusual, but not unheard of, for Grand Jurors to reject an indictment, but it leaves open the question of what happens now.
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Police initially charged Hallis (JAY-muh- son) Jamison with "malicious wounding," not knowing whether 15-year old Charlotte Brown would live through the night. That charge is still set for a preliminary hearing April 16th in Juvenile and Domestic Relations court. The Commonwealth's Attorney could wait until then to publicly lay out the case against Jamison.
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The Chief Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney says she's considering that. Betty Jo Anthony emphasizes that no decision has been made, but that the Commonwealth could present the case again to the next Grand Jury. In the meantime, Jamison remains in jail, though his attorney is likely to renew the motion to have him released on bond.


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The man accused of the January shooting at the Appalachian School of Law will be evaluated by a specially appointed psychiatrist.
Attorneys for Peter (Oh-dee-gee-ZOO-uh) Odighizuwa today requested the evaluation in Buchanan County Court.
Rachel Cannon has more.
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[Henry-Fatal]


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Charges may be filed against the truck driver involved in a fatal car accident in Henry County this afternoon. Police say that Michael George Pratt was travelling south on Route 6-22 when he ran a stop sign and hit a North Carolina woman's car. The 78-year old woman was thrown from her vehicle and died at the scene. Pratt's truck flipped over. He was taken to a Hospital in Eden North Carolina with minor injuries.


[Intermet-Foundry]


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One of the two men injured today in an explosion at Intermet's Radford Foundry is still in the hospital. Matthew Sutphin suffered second and third degree burns and is in good condition tonight at the UVA burn center. The other man-- Dean Akers, suffered minor injuries and was expected to be released from the hospital this evening.
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[SUPER=03-Radford/File Tape;]

An official with the Intermet Corporation says it appears the men were burned when some molten iron came into contact with water and exploded. Incidentally, tomorrow marks the two year anniversary of the accident at Intermet's New River Foundry in which three people were killed.
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[Church-Steeple]


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An exact replica of part of Lexington's skyline was delivered to the city today.
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The Lexington Presbyterian Church was heavily damaged by fire more than a year and a half ago.
[SUPER=04-Today; ]

Today, part of the Church's new steeple traveled 78 miles up Interstate-81, dodging bridges, trees, and power lines. The builders say they considered flying the steeple to Lexington, but trucking was the easier route.
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((AL ANDERSON/BLUE RIDGE TIMBERWRIGHTS; WELL, WE ACTUALLY LOOKED INTO A HELICOPTER MOVE, THE WEIGHT WOULDN'T HAVE BEEN A PROBLEM, BUT YOU CAN'T FLY OVER A POPULATED AREA WITH A SLING LOAD, SO THAT KINDA LEFT THAT OUT.))
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The rest of the spire is expected to be shipped to Lexington tomorrow, and the entire steeple should be in place by tomorrow afternoon.
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Still ahead on News 7, searching for Southwest Virginia's newest multi-millionaire.
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Plus, it's supposed to be a place for senior citizens to enjoy their golden years.
But a new study shows in many cases those places can be dangerous and even deadly.
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[Sports-Preview]


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(( Hey folks this is Mike Stevens back in the News 7 sports office as the ACC crowns its women's champion tonight in Greensboro. Two Virginia Cavaliers earn all-ACC second team honors. Steve Mason check in with the Express in tonight's edition of Roundhouse Wrapup. And highlights and postgame from the Roanoke Dazzle's battle with the Lowgators are on the way tonight on the Big 7.))

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It is when people are at their most vulnerable- but it may also be when they're abused.
A new Senate review shows elder abuse often goes unreported.
Vince Gonzales has more.
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((Two years ago this week, CBS News first broadcast the story of Helen Love...who was savagely attacked by a nursing home worker.
(NATS/Helen) HE CHOKED ME AND THEN HE BROKE MY NECK.

Two days after this deposition...she died.
(NATS/Bruce, TEARS UP) I'M HERE TO FULFILL MY MOTHER'S REQUEST.

Today, Bruce Love told his mother's story to a Senate committee investigating abuse in nursing homes.
(SOT/BRUCE) MY ONLY HOPE IS THAT SOMEHOW, I CAN PREVENT THIS FROM HAPPENING TO ANYONE ELSE'S MOTHER.

Legislators also learned about a little-discussed crime: sexual abuse of the elderly. At this Los Angeles-area facility an employee repeatedly sexually assaulted two women aged 72 and 90. This California home employed a convicted child molestor who raped an elderly resident. Senate Aging Committee Chairman John Breaux says what is even worse: many more cases of abuse go unreported. SEN. JOHN BREAUX: A CRIME IS A CRIME NO MATTER WHERE IT IS COMMITTED. But the General Accounting Office found: crimes of abuse in nursing homes are "not reported in a timely manner." "Police are rarely called to investigate." And "few allegations of abuse are ultimately prosecuted." Nursing homes rarely report abuse or suspicious deaths. This Little Rock facility told Wayne Boydsten's family he died in his sleep. In fact, improperly used bed restraints caused him to suffocate.
(NATS/Malcolm) BOYDSTON WAS THE STRAW THAT KINDA BROKE THE CAMEL'S BACK.

That case spurred Arkansas Coroner Mark Malcolm to fight for the nation's only law requiring nursing homes to report every death to a coroner for investigation.
(SOT/Malcolm) THE LEVEL OF CARE IS CLEARLY, CLEARLY BETTER NOW THAN IT WAS WHEN THIS LAW FIRST WENT INTO EFFECT.

The nursing home industry says it welcomes the investigations and more protections for the elderly...but in several states industry lobbyists have fought new laws and tried to prevent the public from learning what can happen to some of America's most vulnerable citizens. Vince Gonzales CBS News, Los Angeles.))

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A new twist in the case of hundreds of corpses discovered in Georgia.
Authorities have disclosed that the incinerator at the Tri-State Crematory is working properly.
Investigators have said the operator told them it was broken.
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Ray Marsh faces 118 charges of theft by deception for allegedly hiding corpses he was paid to cremate.
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((BUZZ FRANKLIN/DISTRICT ATTORNEY: WE'RE STILL CONTINUING THIS INVESTIGATION I DON'T THINK THIS MAN SHOULD BE GIVEN A GET OUT OF JAIL FREE CAR SIMPLY BECAUSE OF THE SCOPE AND MAGNITUDE OF HIS CRIMES.)) [BUTT TO 14:15:29] ((KEN POSTON/DEFENSE ATTORNEY: IF THEY'RE GOING TO BASICALLY KEEP CHARGING HIM A FEW AT A TIME YOUR HONOR THAT IS NOTHING BUT TRYING OT KNOCK THE DEFENSE OFF BALANCE AND TO KEEP US WORKING ON BOND HEARINGS.))
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The judge denied bond today because more charges are likely against Marsh.
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[Lotto-Winner]


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The first Virginia winner of the Lotto South game is still unknown.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]


Virginia Lottery officials are waiting for the person who purchased a ticket at the Kroger store on Brambleton Avenue to come forward. He or she won the 20-million dollar prize in Saturday's Lotto South drawing, beating out hopefuls in three states. The jackpot actually comes to 21-million thanks to a bonus thrown in by the Virginia Lottery. The game switched from Lotto Virginia to Lotto South in September and now includes Georgia and Kentucky.
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They cling to fences, hedges and trees... now one country plans to clean them up, by making customers pay for them.
We'll explain next on News 7.
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and it's not just her heart that will go on.. but her career too.
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((WHEN THEY GAVE ME THAT WARM WELCOME IT WAS SOMETHING I WILL NEVER FORGET.))
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Celine Dion is back on stage.. after a break.
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[Bag-Tax]


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Paper or plastic? Picking the latter will cost shoppers in Ireland.
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Starting today, shoppers are forking out 13 cents a bag-
The government hopes shoppers will use tougher re-useable bags or even return to the old wicker baskets.
Apparently bags have ended up clinging to fences and hedges- damaging Ireland's natural landscape.
The bag tax will be used for environmental programs.
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[Celine]


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It's definitely a New Day for Celine Dion- It's also a new album and a new job for the superstar.
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After a two year break, Celine Dion is back to the career that made her a star.
She performed at the Grammy's and now she's heading to Vegas- where she signed a three year deal to headline an act at Caesars Palace.
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((CELINE DION/SINGER; THIS STAGE IS MY HOME COMING BACK ON STAGE. I WAS A LITTLE NERVOUS SINGING NEW SONGS. BUT THERE IS A PART OF ME THAT NEVER REALLY LEFT.))
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Dion has a new album.. a new day has come- and she is a new mom.
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[S-Extra]


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The ACC crowns its women's champ tonight. The league also names its all conference squads for the men. The Express looks to overcome some a flat schedule and a beat up team. Plus, highlights and postgame from this afternoon's Dazzle game is on the way.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke/This Afternoon; :00]

But first in tonight's Extra Point - these kids from Preston Park primary were part of a huge group of young folks who took in today's game with North Charleston. The third largest crowd of the season, 25 hundred and 68 turned out for this afternoon's 3:30 tip-off. The Kid's Day crowd definitely turned up the volume in the Civic Center and enhanced the NBDL atmosphere. Now the numbers.
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[S-Women]


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The women's March Madness reached the pinnacle in the ACC last night as the Duke Blue Devils battled Carolina for the title in Greensboro.
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[SUPER=03-Greensboro, NC/ACC-FoxNet; :00]

This was the 25th anniversary of the women's ACC tournament and North Carolina came out looking to knock off the defending champs as the Tarheels went up by as many as 12 points. But Duke came back and got the deficit down to single digits by the midpoint of the second half. With four minutes to go it was still anyone's game but Duke would pull away with Alana Beard scoring 25 to compliment the game high 30 that was poured in by tourney MVP Monique Currie.
[SUPER=33-Duke/87/North Carolina/80;]

Duke wins it third straight ACC title 87-to-80.
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[S-ACC]


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The 49th ACC men's tourney opens up Thursday night in Charlotte. Last night the Associated Press released its All-ACC picks for the season.
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[GO TO FIRST TEAM PINNACLE 1003] Duke made a little ACC history by placing three players on the first team squad. Jason Williams, Mike Dunleavy and Carlos Boozer are joined by Maryland's Juan Dixon and N.C. State's Anthony Grundy. Dixon and Williams were the top vote getters.
[WIPE TO ENG#!!!!!!!!!!!!!]
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[SUPER=04-This Season; :00]

UVa's talented Roger Mason Junior - the team's most consistent player landed a spot on the second team squad. He is joined by junior Travis Watson - who led the Cavs and the ACC in double-doubles.
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[GO TO SECOND TEAM PINNACLE 1004] Mason and Watson have some good second team company in Lonny Baxter, Darius Songaila and Tony Akins.
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[S-Tourney]


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The ACC men's quarterfinals are right here on Your Hometown Station - your official ACC tournament site.
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[GO TO PINNACLE] Friday afternoon will have regular season champ Maryland taking on the winner's of Thursday night's Florida State-Clemson game at Noon. Right after that - what could be the best game of the tournament's first round. UVa taking on NC State at 2:30.
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[GO TO PINNACLE] The night session has Duke and Carolina at seven followed by Wake Forest and Georgia Tech at 9:30.
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The Roanoke Dazzle's hopes of reaching the 500 mark and the playoffs suffered a big setback yesterday as the team lost to North Charleston 83-to-77.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Lowgators vs. Dazzle; :00]


The Dazzle came into this contest with 10 fewer wins than North Charleston.
Roanoke's Andre McCollum take charge early in the game as he steps up and hits the three pointer from near the top of the key. Andre had 13 points before fouling out.
But the Lowgators were definitely the dominant team in the house. Fred House finished with a team high 27 points in just 28 minutes. He hit 11 of 18 shots from the floor.
The Dazzle answered with former NBA forward Johnny Taylor who lit u the Lowgators for 30 points. He also had three steals and 11 rebounds.
[super=33-N. Charleston/83/Roanoke/77;]


But Charleston hangs on down the stretch to post the 83-to-77 win and drop the Dazzle to 18 and 28 - 10 games under 500 on the season.
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[VO NAT CON'T] Center Lorenzo Coleman, who had his appendix removed just two weeks ago on February 18th, returned to the Dazzle lineup, played three minutes and threw his weight around against the Lowgators.
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The Dazzle is back home tonight playing the Lowgators again, and then on Thursday night they are home against the Greenville Groove.
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Country music star Ty Herndon will be in concert right after that Thursday night game as part of the NBDL's "Hits and Hoops" concert series. Herndon also will do a pregame autograph session and sing the national anthem.

[S-Express]


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The Roanoke Express is back in action Wednesday night. So what's new?
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Steve Mason tells has more on the Road Warriors in this edition of Round House Wrap up.
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[OUT Q=....round house wrap up"]
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((The Express will not play another game at the Roanoke Civic Center until March 15th and the team's last home game was February 18th. College students are on spring break and the Express has had it's own version of vacation having played just one game in the last seven days. ((:)) ((STEVE MASON:)) ((:))
36 year old goalie Daniel Berthiaume said Monday morning that he intends to play next season. Floiro does have some decisions to make with seven veterans. The league allows a team to keep four. Florio said Monday that veterans Mike Peron and Rod Taylor, both out with MCL injuries, could return by the end of the regular season. ((:))
The next five games for the Express are all Divisional contests. Steve Mason Round House rap up.))