[1-News-Head]

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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

They'll be letting the Steam out of their arena football contract.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

And the Warners- -Senator John and Governor Mark- -both win approval in a poll of Virginia voters.

[Sports-head]


[ANCHOR=steve]
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In sports, is revenge part of Tech's equation as the Hokies prepare for the Pitt Panthers, the Express talks about an offense that has not been iced by a few key injuries
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[VO-NAT]


and the Angeles parade in front of a sea of Anaheim fans in a march through Disneyland .
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Robin]
[SS=None]


Nature is in a teasing mood tomorrow with warmer temperatures but how long will it last? That's the focus of tonight's weather forecast.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 4-Shot]


News 7 is next.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


A local sports franchise has run out of steam.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

Arena football will not return to the Star City
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[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


Good evening, I'm Keith Humphry.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


And I'm Shannon Young.
[Steam]
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


Civic Center officials say the Roanoke Steam will not return for a 4th season.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/File Tape;]

The arena football team has struggled with finances and ticket sales in its three years on the field. Last May, the team's owners filed for bankruptcy - - putting the team's future in Roanoke into question. While the arena-2 football league took control of the team during efforts to find a new local owner ... those were unsuccessful. Civic Center officials say ticket sales for the Steam increased each year they played but that a strong fan base was never established.
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[ITT]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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A local high-tech company is involved in a federal investigation.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

I-T-T Industries says it's cooperating with federal officers at its facility on Plantation Road in Roanoke. The location makes night vision products used for military and surveillance activity.
Company officials will not say exactly what the federal investigation involves. They say it appears to be linked to information they provided to the U-S government last year about a similar night vision supplier in the U-K. The U-S Attorney's office in Roanoke says it cannot comment on the case.
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[Bramblett]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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Attorneys for convicted murderer Earl Bramblett today asked a federal court of appeals for a new trial.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@file]


It was five years ago this week that Bramblett was tried and convicted for the murders of Blaine and Teresa Hodges and their two children in Vinton.
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


Bramblett's attorneys argued jurors relied on testimony manufactured by Tracy Turner, a jailhouse informant, to wrongly convict their client.
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[SOT 07:27:33]
[IN Q=WITHOUT TRACY TURNER'S TESTIMONY]
[SUPER=01-Will Lindsey/Bramblett's Attorney]
[RUNS=:22]
[OUT Q=CASE AGAINST EARL BRAMBLETT.]
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[VO-NAT]


The state argued today that there was enough evidence without Turner's testimony to send Bramblett to death row.

This is the second round of federal appeals for Bramblett who has already lost all of his appeals in state court.
Bramblett's attorneys admit they're "getting close to the end of their options."
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[Campbell]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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A former Burger King manager in Rocky Mount faces a minimum of 17 years in prison for selling cocaine.
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[VO-NAT]


Roy Campbell entered an Alford plea to the charges today.
That means he does NOT admit guilt, but acknowledges there's enough evidence to convict him.
[SUPER=03-Rocky Mount/January;]


Prosecutors say that in January, Campbell sold an informant cocaine twice in the Burger King parking lot and once at his home in Hardy.
Because the restaurant is within one-thousand feet of Franklin County High School, it carries a tougher sentence.


Campbell could face up to 130 years when he's sentenced in December.
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[Bowman]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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The Short family murder investigation is taking detectives back to Canada today.
Investigators from Rockingham and Henry County left this morning on a private jet bound for Inuvik (in-OO-vik) to search Garrison Bowman's van.
They plan to return with forensic evidence they'll examine at the state crime lab in Roanoke.
Meanwhile, Bowman will be back in federal court tomorrow. [***BOWMAN IN MONITOR***]
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith & Marya /BAM;]


Marya Jones is here with more on that... Marya?
Keith,When Bowman went before a U-S magistrate last week, he asked to stay in jail.
[LIVE= Marya/FULL]
[SUPER=@Marya1;]


But tomorrow, his attorneys will seek to have him released on bond.
As he sits in the Roanoke City Jail a material witness in the case, his friends remain adamant that authorities are holding the wrong man.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Rockingham Co., NC;]
[SUPER=01-John Beasley/Bowman's Friend;]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Last week;]
[RUNS=:54]
[OUT Q=charge him with something.]

(( John Beasley's heard the all the allegations against Gary Bowman ... and he stands firmly behind his friend of 15 years.
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((100 PERCENT. HE'S INNOCENT OF ANY KIND OF WRONGDOING AT ALL.)) [RUNS:03]
Beasley and other friends have stepped forward in the last few weeks to dispute almost every charge laid out by Bowman's landlord in a search warrant affidavit.
Beasley says he's certain his friend will clear this up ... but that his life may be ruined in the process.
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[SOT 37:16 - :23]

(( I'M NOT SURE EXACTLY THE MOTIVES FOR THE STUFF THAT'S BEING SAID BUT I FEEL COMFORTABLE GARY'S NOT INVOLVED IN IT, ANYWAY. )) [RUNS:07]
Friends say Bowman had planned for at least a year to move to Canada.
He told them he had asbestosis from years of carpentry jobs and only had a few years left.
He hoped to take advantage of Canada's free healthcare.
Friends like Beasley say that's why they're even more angry he's sitting in jail.
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[SOT 37:46 - :50]

(( AS FAR AS I'M CONCERNED, HE SHOULD BE OUT DOING WHAT HE WANTS TO DO UNTIL THEY DO CHARGE HIM WITH SOMETHING. )) [RUNS:04]))
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[LIVE= Marya/FULL]


At his hearing last week, Bowman elected to stay in jail, in part because he had no place to stay.
Beasley and other friends say Bowman is welcome to stay with them, but worry that if he IS released, he might be in danger.
But because the magistrate already called Bowman a flight risk, there's a good chance he could stay in jail until he appears before a federal grand jury November 12th.
Marya Jones, News 7.

[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Shannon2-Shot]
[SS=NONE]


A historic Hill City building on the verge of demolition gets a reprieve.
That' still ahead on News 7.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


Plus work gets underway on new home for abandoned pets in the Roanoke Valley.
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[Mason-Dixon]
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[TAPE#=02-31 TC2:00:29]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


A week from election day, it appears that a majority of Virginia voters are saying yes to two statewide bond referendums.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


The latest News 7-Mason Dixon poll also has high marks for Senator John Warner, and Governor Mark Warner.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith-Shannon & JoeD /Newsroom Pod;]


Joe Dashiell is here tonight with the numbers.
[LIVE= JoeD /FULL Newsroom Pod]
[SUPER=@joe1;]


Keith and Shannon, this poll represents a snapshot of public opinion within the last week. 625 registered voters were surveyed by telephone between Saturday and Monday.
And the results reflect solid support for both bond proposals.
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[IN Q=The sale of bonds would]
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[OUT Q=said he was doing a poor job.]


((The sale of bonds would raise more than 900- million dollars for capital improvements at educational facilities, and more than 119-million dollars for parks and recreation.
Both proposals have strong support. 57 percent of those polled said they would vote for the education bonds.... and 53 percent said they would vote yes on the parks and recreation measure.
The survey also rated the job performance of Republican Senator John Warner and Democratic Governor Mark Warner. And both fared well.
Statewide, 76 percent of voters say they will vote for John Warner and continue to rate his performance in office as excellent or good. Support for challengers Jacob Hornberger and Nancy Spannaus remained in single digits.
As the anniversary of Mark Warner's election approaches, 54 percent of those surveyed rate the Governor's performance as excellent or good, while just 12 percent said he was doing a poor job.))
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[LIVE= Joe /FULL Newsroom Pod]


Asked to rate Governor Warner's handling of the state's budget problems, 50 percent of those surveyed said they approve...
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith-SHannon & JoeD /Newsroom Pod;]


And Keith and Shannon, 58 percent said they believe the state is "on the right track."[Elrod]


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[***ANCHOR TAG***]
Two politcal newcomers want to replace one of Virginia's most powerful politicians. Last night we took a look at the Republican contender for Vance Wilkins 24th House of Delegates seat.
[SS=Elrod]

Tonight, Richard Lesko has more on the woman trying to win the seat for the Democrats.
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[SUPER=01-Mimi Elrod/(D) Candidate for House of Delegates; : :34]
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[OUT Q=RL, News 7.]

(( Mimi Elrod says her run for office started as a grassroots campaign, before Vance Wilkins announced his resignation.
Elrod has raised two sons in Lexington, and has lived in the city for the past 18 years serving on the Boards of several local community service organizations, and working as an educator. She says her experience working with people should convince voters to elect her to the House of Delegates.
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[INQ=I think just life experiences...]

((MIMI ELROD/(D) CANDIDATE FOR HOUSE OF DELEGATES; I THINK JUST LIFE EXPERIENCES HELP YOU TO KNOW HOW TO WORK WITH PEOPLE. AND JUST GIVE YOU DIFFERENT INSIGHTS TO ISSUES AND PROBLEMS, AND WE CERTAINLY HAVE PROBLEMS IN THE COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA.))
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[OUTQ=Commonwealth of Virginia.]

A lifelong educator, she taught schoolkids in Harlem during the 60's, and now works with high school students at Washington and Lee University's Summer Scholars program. She says working in the trenches of education will help her when tough budget decisions need to be made.
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[SOT - 14:51:54]
[INQ=I don't foresee...]

((MIMI ELROD/(D) CANDIDATE FOR HOUSE OF DELEGATES; I DON'T FORSEE THAT WE'RE GOING TO FIND THE SITUATION BETTER, IF ANYTHING IT'S GOING TO BE WORSE. AND WE NEED PEOPLE WHO HAVE THE WISDOM AND THE FORESIGHT, THE JUDGEMENT, AND THE MATURITY TO MAKE THE DECISIONS THAT WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TO MAKE.))
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[OUTQ=going to have to make.]


Since announcing her intention to run, Elrod says even she is suprised by the level of enthusiasm and support she has gained. She has received endorsements from traditional democratic supporters, and some Republicans, including former Governor Linwood Holton.
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[SOT - 14:57:42]
[INQ=I think they look at...]

((MIMI ELROD/(D) CANDIDATE FOR HOUSE OF DELEGATES; I THINK THEY LOOK AT THE MATURITY FACTOR, AND THE FACT THAT I DO LIVE HERE, RUB SHOULDERS WITH, WORK WITH THE PEOPLE IN THIS AREA, AND I THINK THEY SEE ME AS SOMEONE THEY CAN TRUST, AND THEY SEE ME AS SOMEONE WHO WILL WORK ACROSS PARTY LINES, WORK IN A BIPARTISAN WAY TO GET THE JOB DONE.))
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[OUTQ=to get the job done.]

Elrod says she is a defender of Second-Amendment rights, and will establish her legislative office on the other side of the district in Amherst. Now she says she hopes voters in the 24th District will send her experience and maturity to Richmond. Richard Lesko, News 7.))
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[SS=Richards]


Tomorrow, we'll begin our look at the race in the 5th Congressional District with a profile of Democratic challenger Meredith Richards.

[L'burg-Council]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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An historic building in Lynchburg has been given a reprieve from the wrecking ball.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


The so-called Tenant House on Cabell (CAB-ul) Street has been deteriorating for more than twenty years, and engineers recommended two years ago that it be torn down.
But preservationists say the building is historically significant.. and that the city should have done a better job taking care of it.
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[SOT 14:32:52]
[IN Q=It deserves to]

((TRAVIS MCDONALD/ARCHITECTURAL RESTORATION EXPERT: IT DESERVES TO STAY HERE, ESPECIALLY BECAUSE OF THE LACK OF MAINTENANCE WHICH HAS CAUSED THE PROBLEM, THAT SHOULDN'T BE THE REASON TO GET RID OF IT.))
[SUPER=01-Travis McDonald/Architectural Restoration Expert; ]
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[OUT Q=get rid of it.]
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[VO-NAT]


Council voted today to spend 77-hundred dollars to stabilize the roof and prevent further deterioration.
Local historical groups say they'll work with the city to find ways to fund the full restoration.
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[Stocks]


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The bulls charged late in the day to help the market recover from earlier losses. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


The DOW closed within a point of where it opened.
NASDAQ fell 15.
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[Musselman]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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A peace activist from the Roanoke Valley is about to embark for Iraq.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

Nathan Musselman gathered with supporters at the Central Church of the Brethren today to outline his plans. He spent much of the summer in Chicago preparing for the trip. He spent two weeks in Iraq last December, and is ready to go again.
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[SOT 5:43]
[IN Q=This Iraq peace]

((NATHAN MUSSELMAN/PEACE ACTIVIST; THIS IRAQ PEACE TEAM IS MEANT TO PUT AMERICANS IN IRAQ IN THE COMING MONTHS TO CONTINUE THE WORK OF GIVING AMERICANS THE OPPORTUNITY TO SEE FIRST HAND WHAT IS GOING ON IN IRAQ, INSTEAD OF TWO WEEKS AT A TIME, MONTHS AT A TIME.))
[SUPER=01-Nathan Musselman/Peace Activist]
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[OUT Q=MONTHS AT A TIME]
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[VO-NAT]

About 14 members of an organizations called "Voices in the Wilderness" are already there, protesting what Musselman considers to be the inevitable war between the United States and Iraq. He estimates up to 150 Americans may ultimately make the trip.
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[SPCA]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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This time next year, thousands of homeless pets should have a new place to take up residence.
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[VO-NAT :22]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

The Roanoke Valley SPCA and Animal Control today broke ground on a new 5-million dollar facility. The 27-thousand square foot Education and Adoption Center will go up on the hill behind the current SPCA's location in southeast Roanoke. Project supporters say the center will be better able to serve the public and the 7-thousand animals it sees every year.
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[SOT 15:20:57-15:21:13]
[IN Q=Close to fifty percent of the animals we get...]

((DON THORNE/EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, SPCA: CLOSE TO FIFTY PERCENT OF THE ANIMALS WE GET IN ARE OWNER RELEASES. WE HOPE TO HAVE PROGRAMS TO WORK WITH THOSE TYPES OF THINGS SO PEOPLE DON'T HAVE TO TURN THE ANIMALS IN OR LOOK TO OTHER SOURCES.))
[SUPER=01-Don Thorne/SPCA Executive Director;]
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[OUT Q=or look to other sources.]
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[VO-NAT :10]

The project is a partnership between the SPCA, Roanoke City, Roanoke and Botetourt Counties and the Town of Vinton. Construction is expected to take about a year.
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[Sports tease]


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the world champions Anaheim Angels celebrate with a Disneyland parade, the NBA season opens tonight
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[VO-NAT]


and The Virginia Tech Hokies talk about avoiding the Pitt falls this weekend against the Panthers.
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[S-Hokies]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
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The Hokies are 13 point favorites to beat Pittsburgh on Saturday. That's quite a spread considering how badly the Hokies lost to the Panthers just a year ago. Mike Stevens has some "cutting edge" notes from Blacksburg.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=FIRST AUDIO]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/This Afternoon; :00]
[SUPER=03-Pittsburgh, PA/November; :13]
[SUPER=01-Lee Suggs/828 Yards Rushing; :27]
[SUPER=01-Ernest Wilford/Averaging 19 Yards a Catch; :44]
[SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/2-and-0 in Games under 32 Degrees; 1:05]
[SUPER=@mike1; 1:13]
[SUPER=01-Jake Grove/Virginia Tech Center; 1:29]
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[OUT Q=...NEWS 7 SPORTS."]

(( They cut the grass today at Worsham Field - in hopes of eliminating much of the rye grass and ultimately the slippery surface that plagued last week's game. But perhaps the deepest cut of all to the Tech program came last November when Pittsburgh ripped the Hokies 38-to-7 and then ripped out their hearts by calling them a bunch of quitters. ((JAKE GROVE:)) ((ERNEST WILFORD:)) Saturday night's game won't be for the weak or the cold natured. Frank Beamer is 2-and-0 in games played with temperatures in the 20s. ((FRANK BEAMER:)) ((MIKE STEVENS:)) ((JAKE GROVE:)) News 7 Sports has learned that the "Untouchables" label given to Suggs and Kevin Jones will not be used any longer by the Tech sports information office - it seems that the moniker was becoming bulletin board fodder in locker rooms of Tech opponents. However, later this week the University is launching an eye-catching web site - highlighting this year's candidates for postseason awards. In Blacksburg Mike Stevens News 7 sports.))

[S-Angels]


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The newly crowned world series champion Anaheim Angels were the toast of Disneyland today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Anaheim, CA; :00]


Tens of thousands of fans came out for the championship parade to honor the Angels, who captured the franchise's first world series title in the organizations 42 year history Sunday by beating the Giants. The Players thanked the fans for their teamwork.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Jarrod Washburn/Angels Pitcher; :00]
[SUPER=01-Tim Salmon/Angels Outfielder; :16]
[RUNS=:25]
[OUT Q=........thank you"]
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[S-Express]


[ANCHOR=steve]
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The Roanoke Express battles Atlantic City tomorrow night o the Boardwalk Bullies home ice.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]


Roanoke is 3-2 and 1 so far this season and, in those six games, the team has scored 21 goals which breaks down to over three goals a contest.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Rick Kowalsky/11 Points in First Six Games; :00]
[RUNS=:23]
[OUT Q=......big difference from last year"]
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[vo-nat]
Defenseman Duncan Dalmao will miss this week of play and the next, still suffering from a lacerated finger and Mike Peron is still out with a pulled hamstring. (------------)