[1-News-Head]

[ANCHOR=Teresa]

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Eight months after nine- eleven, the National Guard is pulling out of Virginia's airports. Ahead on NEWS 7 at six... a look at what to expect in the future.
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Plus, we'll hear from the first woman elected to Lynchburg city council in nearly a decade.

[Sports-head]


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In sports, The Yankees put dish out serious punishment to the Twins, Washington and Lee's lacrosse team is going to the final four, Roanoke's softball team ends it's season
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while George Lynch and the Hornets are trying to stay alive in the NBA playoffs.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Patrick]
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Showers and thunderstorms are popping up around the region, and will be more prevalent tomorrow, and a Flash Flood Watch is up for Monday in the Greenbrier Valley, I'll have details... [Video-Open]
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[SOT 13:38:45]
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((DEBRA McALLISTER/AIR-TRAVELER: I WISH THEY WOULD STAY JUST BECAUSE IT MAKES YOU FEEL BETTER, IT MAKES ME FEEL BETTER.))
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[OUT Q=me feel better]
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[VO-NAT]

Some air travelers fear less visible security will lead to more problems in our nation's airports.
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[ANCHOR=Teresa]


Good evening, I'm Teresa Hamilton.

[Airport]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=6 PM]
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The National Guard is packing its bags and plans to march out of Virginia Airports by the end of the month.
They've already left Lynchburg, their last day in Roanoke is tomorrow.
Airport Officials tell Justin McLeod with the armed troops gone security will definetely not be forgotten.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Amanda DeHaven/Roanoke Regional Airport Spokesperson; :37]
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((((NAT SOUND OF SUITCASE BEING WHEELED IN))
The next time you wheel into the Roanoke Regional Airport, you'll notice a change.
As of Monday, the National Guard will be gone.
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[IN Q=I feel better]

((DOUG McALLISTER/AIR-TRAVELER: I FEEL BETTER SEEING THEM HERE. A PICTURE IS WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS.)) ((KATHERINE STECKMAN/AIR-TRAVELER: I THINK THAT IF THEY FEEL LIKE THEY ARE LEAVING US IN CAPABLE HANDS THEN I THINK ITS OK.))
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The Virginia Army National Guard has helped with airport security since October, a result of the September 11th attacks.
President Bush requested the troops be posted in commercial service airports to provide increased security for the traveling public.
That job will now be taken over by the Transportation Security Agency.
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[IN Q=Our own security officers]

((AMANDA DEHAVEN/ROANOKE AIRPORT SPOKESPERSON: OUR OWN SECURITY OFFICERS WILL BE TRANSISTIONING IN PLACE OF THE NATIONAL GUARD SO THERE WILL BE THE SAME LEVEL OF SECURITY AS THERE WAS BEFORE.))
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A level that will still include armed officers.
The only difference? They won't be in fatigues.
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[IN Q=Another change here at]

((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: ANOTHER CHANGE HERE AT THE ROANOKE REGIONAL AIRPORT HAS TO DO WITH THE SHORT TERM PARKING. BEFORE YOU HAD TO PARK YOUR CAR, GET OUT AND HAVE YOUR CAR INSPECTED BY A GUARD. THAT PRACTICE ENDED A WEEK AGO.))
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((NAT SOUND OF THE INSPECTION, FILE TAPE))
It was a practice that angered many.
All vehicles parked within 300 feet of a terminal had to be first inspected.
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((VICKI STEVENS/MOTORIST: I'M VERY GLAD THAT THEY DON'T DO THAT ANYMORE CAUSE ITS REALLY INCONVIENT FOR PEOPLE.))
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But some fear making security more convient will make it harder to provide safe and secure travel for passengers
Airport officials say security may not be as obvious, but that commitment will never go away. Justin McLeod, News 7, Roanoke.))


[Power-Plant]


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Plans to build a power plant in Danville are still generating a lot of buzz, despite the lack of a developer.
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[VO-NAT]
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The (Mirr-ent) Mirant Corporation in February canceled plans to build a 400-million dollar natural gas power plant in the Airside Industrial Park.
One week later, the State Corporation Commission issued a permit for the plant.
City Leaders in Danville hope that approval will help attract a new buyer.
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[IN Q=I understand if someone]

((JOHN HAMLIN/DANVILLE MAYOR: I UNDERSTAND IF SOMEONE WERE TO COME IN THAT LICENSING PROCESS WHICH THE NEW COMPANY COULD POSSIBLY TAKE OVER WOULD NOT BE ANYWHERE NEAR AS LENGTHY AS WHAT HAS ALREADY BEEN DONE SO THEY CAN STEP IN AND NOT HAVE TO GO THROUGH THAT LONG PROCEDURE.))
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But Mayor Hamlin says it could take up to two years to find a new developer for the plant.
Mirant pulled out of the project citing the global recession and falling energy prices.
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[81-Ax]


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A minor accident on Interstate 81 continues to have an impact on traffic today...
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]

Authorities say one tractor trailer rearended another on northbound I-81 near the 5-81 interchange at around 4 this afternoon. Traffic has been backed up for miles as a result of the incident. Nobody was injured in the accident, state police say traffic charges are pending.
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[Roanoke-Ax]


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An accident this afternoon in Roanoke County sent two people to the hospital.
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It happened just before noon on Kessler Mill Road just off Route 311.
Police say the driver of the green Toyota was heading towards Salem when she crossed the center line hitting a gold Chevrolet.
Both drivers were taken to Roanoke Memorial with minor injuries.
Police have charged Kira Mason with failure to maintain control of vehicle.
She is recovering from a fractured leg.
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[zoo-mothers]


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Several hundred mothers shared a special gift this Mother's Day.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The Mill Mountain Zoo held its annual Mom's Day at the Zoo.
Every mother accompanied by a child got into the zoo for free today.
For many, it was a pleasant surprise when they showed up at the ticket window.
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((JUDY HOLE: I THINK IT'S GREAT. WE DIDN'T KNOW IT WAS LIKE THAT UNTIL WE GOT HERE AND ORDERED THE TICKETS. THEY SAID MOMS ARE FREE, GREAT, IT'S WONDERFUL.)) ((DEENA DAVIS: WE HAVE A NEW ADDITION TO OUR FAMILY, THREE WEEKS OLD ON TUESDAY AND A LOVELY BIG SISTER WHO IS DOING A WONDERFUL JOB AND IT'S A VERY SPECIAL DAY, A LOT TO CELEBRATE TODAY.))
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More than five hundred moms took advantage of the free admission.
Each mom received a free stuffed animal before leaving.
The Mill Mountain Zoo has conducted this program for more than a decade.
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[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Teresa]
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Still to come on the newscast, six months ago she was a virtual unknown, but now a local woman is Lynchburg's first female city council member in years.
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and students from one local high school will soon be battling wits with some of the best problem-solving minds in the world...
We'll have that and more coming up... but first, let's check in with Patrick on this hot and muggy Sundy.
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[Shark-Prevention]


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[WRITER=tha]
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A task force in Virginia Beach wants to make the city's beaches safer.
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Last summer, four people drowned and a boy was killed in a shark attack.
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In response, the Safe Beach task force has come up with a plan it hopes will keep tourists safe. The plan calls for placing information in hotel rooms and on signs at the beaches warning of dangerous rip currents and discouraging bathers from swimming at dusk and dawn. The city will also expand use of the red flags that warn of rough surf ... use all-terrain vehicles to patrol the beach at non-peak hours ... and provide a new telescoping tower to give lifeguards a better view of the beach.
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[Fire-Open-House]


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[WRITER=tha]
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Roanoke County is opening its door to the public. Next weekend, the county will host an open house at many of its fire and rescue stations. Tours will be available at all of the county's rescue facilities except Bent Mountain and Clearbrook.
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[TAKE FIRE DEPARTMENT FS] Tours are scheduled for Saturday, May 18th from eleven A-M to three P-M. There will be free blood pressure checks for adults, and a chance for kids see the fire trucks and ambulances. Plus, folks will be on hand for those who want to learn more about becoming a volunteer.
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[Glenvar-Science]


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A team from one area high school is reving up for a pretty important competition.
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[SUPER=03-Salem]


A Glenvar High School Destination Imagination team recently won first place at the state level.
They will now go on to compete in the global finals in Knoxville Tennesse later this month.
That's where teams from all over the world will gather to display their creative-problem solving abilities.
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((BILLY THOMSEN/GLENVAR HIGH SCHOOL: WE HAD TO BUILD A CAR CALLED THE GAME PIECE THAT WOULD TRAVEL TO FOUR DIFFERENT SPOTS ON THE GAMEBOARD AND WHEN IT GOT TO THOSE SPOTS IT WOULD HAVE TO USE A ODT TO SOMEHOW LAUNCH VARIOUS OBJECTS INTO THE RECEIVER.))
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Although the team has won several regional and state awards, this is the first time they've competed at a national level.
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((TRISTAN LECKIE/GLENVAR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT: I'M PRETTY EXCITED BECAUSE I'VE BEEN DOING THIS SINCE 3RD GRADE AND WE'VE NEVER BEEN ABLE TO GET TO GLOBAL. SO IT TOOK US AWHILE TO GET TO REGION THEN WE FINALLY STARTED GOING TO STATE SO THE LEAST YEAR WE'RE DOING THIS WE'RE GOING TO GET TO GO GLOBAL SO THATS PRETTY COOL ABOUT THAT.))
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The trip will cost nearly three thousand dollars.
To help pay for it, the team is holding a garage sale next Saturday in the Woodbridge Neighborhood in West Salem.
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[Tease#2]
[ANCHOR=Teresa]
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Still ahead on News 7 at 6, Washington and Lee's men's lacrosse team earns a berth in the final four of the N-C-double-A Division Three tournament...
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and in the N-B-A playoffs, former Patrick Henry star George Lynch shines, but the Nets still sting the Hornets... Steve Mason will have highlights coming up in sports.
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[Montpelier]


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Archeologists hope to unearth new information about James Madison's boyhood home. They want to get a better idea of what Mount Pleasant looked like before it burned down when Madison was nine years old.
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The foundation of the house is about a half-mile from Montpelier, and was discovered last summer. Archaeologists had been looking for the house during seven previous years of excavations. This summer, the archaeologists and students from James Madison University plan to investigate the site further.
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[VA-Profile]


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Just a few months ago, Joan Foster was practically unknown to the Lynchburg electorate.. now she is the first woman sitting on City Council in the city in 8 years.
Foster surprised everyone in last week's election when she unseated the Hill City's vice mayor for an at- large post.. surprised everyone except maybe for herself.
Steve Smallshaw has more for us in this week's "Virginia Profile".
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(( She came into this facing a formidable obstacle.
Although Joan Foster had spent 25 years helping families and children through her job at a local non-profit agency, hers was not a name the average citizen would recognize if they saw it on the ballot.
But at the urging of many community leaders, Foster jumped into the Lynchburg city council race this spring.. and ended up unseating the incumbent vice-mayor while picking up the second highest vote total among the four candidates.
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((JOAN FOSTER/NEW LYNCHBURG COUNCIL MEMBER: I HAD A POSITIVE FEELING. I HAD THIS TREMENDOUS CALM YESTERDAY AS I WAS VISITING THE PRECINCTS AND I DECIDED THAT WIN OR LOSE THAT THIS HAD BEEN A WINNING EXPERIENCE FOR ME.))
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Foster becomes just the third woman ever elected to Lynchburg city council and the first since Joan MacCallum lost her re-election bid in 1994.
While she's not knocking down any barriers, Foster's win may help inspire other women to step forward.
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((JOAN FOSTER: ONE OF MY MOST FOND EXPERIENCES GOING YESTERDAY WHERE WE WERE AT LINKHORNE MIDDLE SCHOOL AND HAVING A YOUNG LADY STEP IN FRONT OF ME WHO IS NO MORE THAN TWELVE YEARS OLD AND SAID 'SEE THIS? THIS IS THE FUTURE OF LYNCHBURG' AND THAT MADE ME SO HAPPY.))
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((JOAN FOSTER: THE PEOPLE OF LYNCHBURG ELECTED ME.. NOT JUST THE WOMEN. THE MEN AND THE WOMEN OF LYNCHBURG ELECTED ME. I WOULD NOT BE HERE HAVING THIS TALK WITH YOU IF THEY HAD NOT DONE THAT. SO I THINK TIMING MAYBE WAS RIGHT, IT WAS A GOOD CAMPAIGN, MAYBE I WAS JUST A GOOD FIT WITH IT.))
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She also figures to be a good fit on council, where her six male colleagues have all said they look forward to having her on board.
Foster said Tuesday night the easy part was getting elected.. the real work starts when she takes office July1st.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg.))

[Sports tease]


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NBA playof action from Both Eastern Conference playoff games today, Libert wins the big south softball championship, while Roanoke watches its' season end
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and the Steam continues to win Arena football games and hopes for more fan support.
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[S-Nets]


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Even with a swelled eye, Jason Kidd scored 24 points to lead New Jersey to a 89-79 win over Charlotte in game four of their Eastern Conference semifinals.
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The man for Charlotte was our very own George Lynch. Lynch who averaged maybe 6 or seven points in the first three games, was the Hornets second leading scorer with 19 points.
Big George hit several clutch jumpers on his way to a 8 for 16 shooting day.
Charlotte got the ball bouncing or rolling the right way in the first half. Baron davis gets the roll, the Charlotte halftime lead was 44-39.
[SUPER=32-New Jersey/89/Charlotte/79;]But the Nets got help from their youngsters. Stanford's Jason Collins with the

follow up jam off the missed shot.
Anthony Johnson also hit this big shot and Hornets fans, who watch their team move to New Orleans next season, might have seen them for the last time. New Jersey leads the series 3 games to 1.

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[S-Boston]


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[SUPER=03-Boston, MA/NBC; :00]


In Boston, the Celtics were protecting a 2 games to 1 lead in their eastern conference final four with Detroit.
Antoine Walker was the hot Celtic early as led all first half scorers with 22 points. Walker would hit from outside and
he also showed a nice cross over here and he gets the hoop.
[SUPER=32-Detroit/76/Boston/90;]The Celtics other star, Paul Pierce was limited to just this jumper in the first ha

lf, he had only two points.
Ben Wallace is gonna reject Pierce on this drive and the ball ends up in the hands of Jon Barry, who rips rope on this three pointer.
Corliss Williamson shows his skills from 14 feet,
and Boston goes on to win it 90-76.
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[S-Liberty]


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Liberty University claimed the school's first ever Big South Softball tournament championship today. The fifth seeded Lady Flames beat fourth seeded Winthrop 1-nothing at Terry Field on Winthrop's campus.
Liberty pitcher Ali Thompson was the MVP, throwing just six hits and no runs.
The Lady Flames now await an opponent in the NCAA tournament which will be announced sometime this evening.

[S-RC]


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In the NCAA South Atlantic regional softball tournament championship in Atlanta today, Roanoke to fourth ranked Emory 2-1 in game one and then 4-nothing in the second game and the Maroons season is over. Roanoke finishes the season 38 and 5.

[S-Generals]


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Washington & Lee's men's lacrosse team beat Washington College 11-8 today to advance to the NCAA Division III final four. Matt Fink had three goals and 3 assists. This is the first final four for the Generals since 2000 and one major key has been the play and the relationship between goalie Ansel Sanders and coach Mike Cerino.
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[OUT Q=...helped me out"]
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[ANCHOR=steve]
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The Generals will meet Gettysburg either next Saturday or Sunday at Gettysburg, a 7-5 winner over Salisbury today.

[S-Baseball]


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In Major League Baseball today, The Yankees spanked the Central Division leading Minnesota Twins today.
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[SUPER=03-Minneapolis, MI/Yankees vs. Twins; :00]


The Bronx Bombers would do it with the long ball as five Yankees homered in this one.
Jose Pasada got things started in the fourth with a shot to right.
Then Robin Ventura played follow the leader with another shot to right field.
[SUPER=32-New York/ /Minnesota/;]That set the stage for three homers in the top of the fifth. Derek Jeter was one of

the heavy hitters as was
Jason Giambi who clocked his seventh homer on the season, Yankees win __to__, now your numbers.
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[WIPE TO SCOREBOARD!!!!!!!!!!!]

[S-STEAM]


[ANCHOR=steve]
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The Arena Football2 league has taken over operation of the Roanoke Steam. The shake up in the front office has not affected the team. Roanoke ran its' winning streak to four games last night with a 27-to-23 win over the Norfolk Nighthawks at the Roanoke Civic Center. The Steam may be on a winning streak, but so far area fans have yet to fully embrace their arena football team.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Last Night]

Last night's crowd at the Civic Center was fairly typical of crowds that have watched the Steam's three previous home games. Steam coach Steve Jerry says those who are thinking about attending a Steam game, but have yet to take the plunge, need to experience the in-your-lap and in-your-face style of football to fully appreicate it.
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[OUT Q=...for the popcorn."]
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[ANCHOR=Steve]
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The Steam is in on the road next week in Albany, New York to take on the Albany Conquest at the Pepsi Arena. They'll be back home Memorial Day weekend to play May 25th.