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Coming up on News 7-
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A mother loses her daugther and two grandson- killed in a fire police say was set.
Another pipe bomb is found- and this time it's not in the Midwest
you've heard of garllic mashed potatoes.. how about ant mashed potatoes-
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Plus a new store is coming to Roanoke.
News 7 is next.

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((I JUST KEEP THINKING THAT THEY'RE IN HEAVEN, THEY'RE WITH GOD AND THEY'RE NOT SUFFERING AND THAT THAT THEY'LL NEVER HAVE TO BE PUT THROUGH ANYTHING DOWN HERE ON EARTH AGAIN.))
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A Roanoke woman must cope with a parent's worst nightmare... the loss of her daughter and two young grandsons.
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It's hard to describe what the past 24- hours have been like for the family of 25- year old Alice Jackson. The Roanoke woman and her two young sons died after police say their apartment was deliberately set on fire. Earlier tonight-- we spoke with Jackson's mother about her grief. Teresa Hamilton has more.
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((She was a great mother, she was fun loving.))
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Brenda Raver is coping with the death of her daughter, Alice, and her two young grandsons the only way she knows how-- by relying on the support of friends, family and prayer.
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((THEY WERE TWO BEAUTIFUL CHILDREN AND MY DAUGHTER WAS BEAUTIFUL AND I JUST DON'T UNDERSTAND WHY OR HOW ANYBODY COULD DO ANYTHING LIKE THIS.))
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Early Sunday morning-- police say someone set fire to Alice Jackson's Roanoke apartment. Jackson was pronounced dead at the scene-- her two young sons were still alive but would later perish at the hospital.

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((IT DOESN'T SEEM REAL, YOU KNOW, IT SEEMS LIKE OFF OF AMERICAN'S MOST WANTED TO TELL YOU THE TRUTH.)) [runs08]
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Raver says her daughter did not have any enemies but wants the person responsible to spend life in prison-- Raver does NOT believe in the death penalty.
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((THAT'S UP TO THE JUDGE AND THE JURY, YOU KNOW, ME, PERSONALLY, I DON'T REALLY BELIEVE IN IT, BECAUSE THEY BIBLE DOES SAY, JUDGE NOT LEST YOU BE JUDGED AND THAT GOD WILL TAKE HIS REVENGE ON WHOEVER DID IT.)) [RUNS16]
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In the meantime, Raver will be relishing the memories of their daughter and two young grandsons... The boys were just two and three years old. Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7, Roanoke. ))

[Floyd]


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Amherst County deputies say they've cracked a 1999 murder case.
20-Year old James Bradley Floyd was arrested last week and today was charged with murder.
Floyd's accused of dousing a man with gasoline and setting him on fire in 1999.
Herman Michael Branham died five days later.
Deputies say new information obtained over the last four weeks resulted in the arrest.

[Suspicious-Death]


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Police are treating the death of another Roanoke woman as suspicious. Authorities discovered the body of 82-year old Edna Dooley inside her home early Friday. Police were answering a domestic call. When officers got there, they say Dooley's son and daughter were involved in a fight. The death is being treated as a homicide-- but police are still waiting for some lab results.

[Parkway-Body]


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The F-B-I is investigating the discovery of a body last night along the Blue Ridge Parkway in Roanoke County .
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The body of a white male was removed from the Poages Mill overlook this morning.
It was discovered by a group of Frisbee players who first noticed a stranded dog.
While waiting for the park service to pick up the dog, their Frisbee went down an embankment. They found the body under some debris.
The FBI is not releasing any information about the identity of the man or what killed him.
The dog is thought to have belonged to the victim.
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[Henry-Murder]


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A suspect is in custody in the murder of a Henry County man. Clifford Daniel Jamison (JAME-ih-son) was found lying outside a home on New Hope Drive in Bassett Saturday morning. The 48-year old had apparently been shot. This morning, 20-year old Frank Tyrone Ziglar turned himself over to Henry County authorities. He's being held with no bond on charges including first degree murder and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

[Pipebombs]


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Another pipebomb turns up. This time not in the Midwest- but in Colorado. Officials say the six inch pipe bomb is simliar to 16 devices found in Nebraska, Iowa and Illionis.
As Jennifer Miller reports investigators are calling it a case of domestic terrorism.
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((IN AMERICA'S HEARTLAND, OPENING THE MAILBOX IS NOW RISKY BUSINESS. DELORES WERLING'S MAILBOX WAS BLOWN TO BITS. A PIPE BOMB EXPLODED IN HER HAND FRIDAY, AS SHE REACHED FOR WHAT SHE THOUGHT WAS A PACKAGE. Bryce Werling Victim's Husband: I THOUGHT I BLOWED A TIRE, BUT IT WAS MUCH LOUDER AND THEN, OF COURSE I TURNED AND LOOKED AT HER AND SHE HAD BLOOD RUNNING DOWN HER FACE AND ALL OVER. I WENT, 'OH DEE!' WERLING IS AMONG THE VICTIMS RECOVERING, AFTER HOME-MADE BOMBS BEGAN TURNING UP IN BACK ROAD MAILBOXES ... IN ILLINOIS, IOWA, AND NEBRASKA. BUT NOT ALL OF THEM DETONATED. AUTHORITIES ARE TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WHO'S BEHIND THIS LATEST WAVE OF TERROR. ANTI-GOVERNMENT LETTERS FOUND WITH THE BOMBS APPEAR TO BE PROVIDING SOME CLUES. INVESTIGATORS BELIEVE THE FREQUENT USE OF THE WORD 'I" MEANS THE BOMBER IS ACTING ALONE. THEY SUSPECT HE'S A YOUTHFUL WHITE MALE. HIS SPELLING IS ACCURATENG ALONE. THEY SUSPECT HE'S A YOUTHFUL WHITE MALE. HIS SPELLING IS ACCU�TIVE ENGLISH SPEAKER. Weysun Dun, FBI Omaha: "To the individual or individuals responsible for this, if they're listening would like to say that you've gotten our attention however we are not certain we understand your message and we would like to hear from you." MEANWHILE, POSTAL WORKERS ALREADY SHAKEN BY LAST WINTER'S ANTHRAX ATTACKS, ARE TAKING EXTRA PRECAUTIONS. THE POSTAL SERVICE IS RECOMMENDING THAT RESIDENTS LEAVE THEIR BOXES OPEN FOR MAIL, OR COME TO THE POST OFFICE TO GET IT. RICHARD ANDERSON IS A LETTER CARRIER IN TIPTON, IOWA. HE WAS AT THE WERLING'S BOX LESS THAN HOUR BEFORE THE PIPE BOMB WENT OFF. Richard Anderson: I FELT LIKE IT WAS MEANT FOR ME AND NOT FOR HER SHE WAS A FRIEND AND SHE WAS UP IN YEARS AND IT WASN'T RIGHT. THE INVESTIGATION HAS NOW STRETCHED IN COLORADO ... WHERE ANOTHER MAILBOX PIPE BOMB WAS FOUND. DURING A TIME, WHEN NO ONE IS LOOKING FORWARD TO A SURPRISE IN THE MAIL.))

[Sharon-Visit]


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Ariel Sharon began making the Washington rounds today...
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presenting what Israelis call a serious proposal for Mideast peace.
Sharon will talk with President Bush tomorrow- Bush will tell Sharon he must deal with Arafat- though Mr. Bush admonished Arafat again today.
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((HE HAS DISAPPOINTED ME. HE MUST LEAD. HE MUST SHOW THE WORLD THAT HE BELIEVE IN PEACE.))
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President Bush hopes to convince Sharon that while the U-S will stand with Israel- it is time to resolve the crisis in the Middle East.
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[81-Widening]


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V-Dot says STAR Solutions will likely get the approval to widen Interstate 81-- because no other companies bid on the project.
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Officials say STAR Solutions submitted the only bid to widen all 325 miles of I-81 in Virginia to at least four lanes in each direction.
STAR's plan would restrict tractor trailers to some lanes, and would finish the project in 15 years.
The company would fund the project partly through tolls on big rigs, a move the trucking industry says will force some companies out of business and push trucks to use smaller roads.
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[Ferrum-College]


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The Blue Ridge Institute Farm Museum at Ferrum College got a temporary reprieve...
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The college's Board of Trustees decided this weekend to hold off on a proposal that would have replaced the museum with a grocery store.
A supermarket chain -- said to be Food Lion -- has expressed interest in the site.
Trustees said they would wait until the college's new president Jennifer Braaten takes office in July before moving forward.
The board backed a plan to sell or lease HALF the college's land to commercial developers... but said it would seek more input from the college and community.
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[School-Board]


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Roanoke City Council has filled two seats on the school board.
This afternoon, council members selected William Skeen and Robert Sparrow from among five finalists.
Skeen and Sparrow will replace Charles Day and Brian Wishneff, who are leaving the School Board at the end of June.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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He got off on a technicality last month.
But now a man involved in a deadly Franklin County accident faces murder charges again.
Detail still ahead on News 7.
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And we'll travel with MArk Warner and George Allen, as they tour flood and tornado ravaged CEntral and Southwest Virginia.
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[Sports-Preview]


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((Hey folks this is Mike Stevens back in the News 7 sports office as Hillcats continue their Mastery of the Avalanche. The fiddler gets shot at the big time, area softball teams are gearing up for some big tournaments, while Rudd mulls r

etirement and Steve Mason visits with the NCAA ready W&L lacrosse team. Tonight on the Big 7.))[Bedford-Storms]


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Governor Mark Warner and Senator George Allen teamed up today to see for themselves the devastation left behind by last week's floods and tornados.
Steve Smallshaw travelled with them in Central Virginia and has more.
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Warner and Allen actually started out their day looking at flood ravaged areas- in Southwest Virginia- it's a federal disaster area.
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The two got a first hand look at Buchanan and Tazewell County earlier today.
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The regions are the hardest hit in Virginia by last week's flash flooding. Allen and Warner talked with flood victims and National Guard troops in the town of Hurley. It's where two people died.
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((GOV. MARK WARNER/(D) VIRGINIA; MANY MANY HOMES AND BUSINESSES WERE UTTERLY DESTROYED BUT WHAT WE SAW THERE WAS A GREAT COMMUNITY SPIRIT THERE WASN'T A PERSON WE TALKED TO THAT DIDN'T HAVE A STORY ABOUT A FRIEND OR NEIGHBOR OR SOMEBODY THAT CAME IN TO HELP.)) ((SEN. GEORGE ALLEN/(R) VIRGINIA; PEOPLE FEEL FORTUNATE THAT THE FLOOD HIT DURING THE DAY AS OPPOSED TO NIGHT THERE WOULD HAVE BEEN MANY MORE LOSS OF LIFE HAD IT HIT AT NIGHT, IT WAS VERY RAPID FAST.))
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Senator Allen says the Federal Emergency Management Agency and Small Business Administration will be in the region tomorrow.
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Meanwhile, a Roanoke Valley group is collecting bottled water to send to Buchanan County.
The Southeast Rural Community Assistance Project will be collecting bottled drinking water and liqud bleach at the Higher Education Center Wednesday from 10 a-m to 2 p-m.


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Last month, he went free on a technicality...
But now a Franklin County man AGAIN faces charges of murder and drunk driving stemming from a deadly accident.
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A grand jury indicted William Fitzgerald on charges of SECOND degree murder and driving under the influence.
Last month, a judge threw out those charges because of a clerical error.
But prosecutors say that's now been corrected.
Last November, Fitzgerald struck Ellen Marie Shenker head on ... killing her and injuring her son, Tommy.
The accident happened just 7 hours after he'd been released from jail on a D-U-I.
Prosecutors say Fitzgerald was impaired by alcohol and prescription drugs.
His attorneys have said he passed out a the wheel because he was improperly medicated.
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[Lindh]


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John Walker Lindh went back to the courtroom today...
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Lawyers for the American taliban asked the judge to allow testimony to be heard from prisoners at Camp X-Ray in Cuba.

They believe their testimony- could clear Lindh of conspiracy charges. Prosecutors proposed that Lindh's lawyers submit written questions to the prisoners and then have their answers taped.
The judge postponed any decision until a hearing on May 28-th.
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Valley View Mall is trying to attract more guests... but not just to area stores.
We'll explain next on News 7.
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And hungry for a late night snack?
We'll take you to a restaurant with crocodile sausages, cobra burgers and ANT mashed potatoes
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[Tourism]


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It's national Tourism Week, and the Arts Council of the Blue Ridge says travelers should go to the mall.
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More specifically Valley View Mall.
The two have partnered to promote site seeing in South West Virginia. Right now tourism generates more than 300 million dollars and supports six thousand jobs in our area.
By advertising at the Mall what there is to do in Roanoke, the Art's Council hopes people will stay longer and spend more, especially in light of the state's budget cuts.
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((BARBARA SACCO/FAISON PROPERTIES MARKETING DIRECTOR; ONE THING OBVIOUS TO US WHEN PEOPLE WERE PANICKING AND NOT KNOWING WHERE THE MONEY WAS COMING FROM, WAS TO SUPPORT THE ARTS.))
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"Leonard Bear-stein" (bear steen) and his orchestra have added a summer appearance at the mall in an effort to spark up musical interest in children.
Leonard himself will be making appearances in local schools to promote the arts.
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[Coat-Factory]


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A different kind of factory is coming to town.
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It's called Burlington Coat Factory, and it's set to open an 80 thousand square foot store on Hershberger Road in September.
About 90 people will be hired to staff the store.
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[Dogs]


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One country wants to lick the reputation they have with dogs...
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Some South Koreans are embarrassed by their reputation of being dog- meat eaters. So yesterday dog lovers gathered at the 2002 World Dog Festival- and hoped to show that lots of people actually have dogs as pets. The center of the event was a parade of dogs representing the countries that will compete in the 2002 World Cup soccer finals. South Korea co-hosts the soccer tournament.
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[Edible-Bugs]


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At one London restaurant...if it shocks ... it makes it on the menu.
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This is not an episode of Survivor, people are paying to eat Crocodile sausages, cobra burgers- ANT mashed potatoes and edible worms...
Those are just a few items on the menu at the restaurant called "Edible."
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((TODD DALTON/CREATOR, "EDIBLE": I AM AWARE THAT THINGS SHOCK PEOPLE ON THE MENU BUT OBVIOUSLY A LOT OF THINGS ON THE MENU AREN'T ACTUALLY AS SCARY AS THEY SOUND.))
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And if you want to take something home with you- Edible has a gift shop, complete with chocolate coated insects and gold leaf lollipops.
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[S-Extra]


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Hey folks, the Hillcats get the best of the Avs, again. Plus, NBA and NHL playoff hilites are coming up along with W&L tuning up for the NCAAs.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Martinsville/Last Month; :00]

But first in tonight's Extra Point - Ricky Rudd who will become NASCAR's new ironman when he starts the Coke 600 on Memorial Day weekend, says he is seriously considering retirement at the end of this season. The 45 year old Chesapeake native says he is annoyed with the way television coverage of the sport places heavy emphasis on the young drivers. He feels the veterans are begin ignored.
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[S-Hillcats]


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We begin this morning with Carolina League baseball as the Cats hosted Salem at Merritt Hut
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[SUPER=03-Lynchburg/Avalanche vs. Hillcats; :00]

Some little leaguers and T-baller s were in the house last night cheering on the Hillcats. And they would have plenty to shout about on this evening. Lynchburg's Ray Navrette hit the ball right at the pitcher and the Avs are able to turn the 1 - 4- 3 double play as the Salem defense look good early. But there is no defense for the long ball. Yurendell DeCaster rips this pitch completely out of the yard to left field. The Hillcats are in front 1-to-nothing in the bottom of the third. Then Lynchburg would make another statement in the fourth. Josh Bonifay whacks one out of the park to right center field.
[super=37-Salem/1/Lynchburg/5;]

Lynchburg goes on top 3-to-nothing and the Hillcats beat the Avs tonight 5-to-1. The two play again tonight at seven.
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[TALENT=MIKE]
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The Hillcats lead the seasonal series 4 games to none.

[S-NBA]


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Just one game last night in the N-B-A Playoffs. The Sacramento Kings hosting the Dallas Mavericks in game two of their best of seven Western Conference Semi-Final.
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[SUPER=03-Sacramento, CA/TNT Sports; :00]

The Mavericks -- got blown out in game one. Last night in game two they tried to show some hustle. Steve Nash runs down the loose ball and gets it to Dirk Nowitski for the three pointer from the right side. But Sacramento controlled the game for much of the first half. Bobby Jackson nails a three pointer. The Kings hold a 36-to-23 lead after the first period.
[SUPER=33-Dallas/110/Sacramento/102/; :]

Then on the break, Chris Webber feeds Mike Bibby who dishes it back to Webber for the slam. Dallas wins game two 110 to 102.
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[S-NHL]


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The Ottawa Senators have taken a two games to one lead in their best of seven Eastern Conference semi-final with Toronto.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Ottawa, CAN/ESPN; :00]

Magnus Ardvedson scored twice as the Senators took a 3-to-nothing lead with just 3 and half minutes left in the game.

Toronto got two late goals, but Ottawa gets the win.
[super=31-Toronto/2/Ottawa/3;]

Game four is Wednesday night in Ottawa, again.
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[S-Vern]


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Former Express center Vern Fiddler has signed a two year contract with the NHL's Nashville Predators.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/This Past Season; :00]

A deal that could earn him $400 thousand bucks a season.
Fiddler played 44 games for the Express this past season and amassed 27 goals and 28 assists. He was called up to the AHL's Norfolk Admirals for 38 games where he had eight goals and five assists. Vern tied for the Admirals team lead in playoff points with four.
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[S-Lax]


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The Washington and Lee men's lacrosse team was unceremoniously omitted from the NCAA playoffs last year. But the ODAC champion Generals are back this year and anxious to host Widener on Wednesday. Steve Mason has more from Lexington.
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[S-Softball]


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The Virginia Tech women's softball played its way into the Big East tournament yesterday. The Hokies advanced to the four team event that begins on Thursday right here in the valley at the Moyer Complex.
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Roanoke College will open up the NCAA Division Three Atlantic Regional softball tournament this Friday in Atlanta against Maryville. The Maroons opening game is at 11 on Saturday morning.
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Ferrum also is playing in this regional. The Panthers, who are making their first ever NCAA appearance will play the Savannah College of Art and Design Friday morning right before the Roanoke College game.