[1-News-Head]

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[VO-NAT]

An official end to the drought prompts city officials to deep six water conservation measures that have been in place a year.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]

"Did you find everything, alright?" Now Kroger cashiers will be asking if you'd like to donate to the United Way.

[Sports-head]


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In sports, the Roanoke Dazzle sends its first player to the NBA, J.J Redick is honored by the ACC, the NFL names the defensive rookie of the year
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[VO-NAT]


and the Express files a grievance against the ECHL today over this play
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Robin]
[SS=None]


Passing snow showers will give way to a strong northwest wind overnight. And coming up later, we will mark the passing of a long time local weather forecaster.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 3-Shot]


News 7 at Six is next.
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[SOT 11:02:10]
[IN Q=We hereby lift]

((WE HEREBY LIFT WATER CONSERVATION MEASURES.))
[RUNS=04]
[OUT Q=conservation measures.]
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[VO-NAT]

The Mayor declares an end to the drought in Roanoke. With the city reservoir near normal levels, the crisis has passed.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[SS=News 7 @ 6]


Good evening, I'm Keith Humphry. Shannon is off tonight.

[Water-conservation]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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If you live in Roanoke, it's now okay to wash the car, water your lawn and fill up that swimming pool. Never mind the fact that it may be too cold to do any of that, just now.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Let's savor]
[SUPER=01-Ralph Smith/Roanoke Mayor; :00]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]
[SUPER=04-July 29, 2002; ]
[SUPER=01-Mike McEvoy/Utilities Director; ]
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[OUT Q=at this time of year.]
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[SOT 11:01:40]
[IN Q=]

((LET'S SAVOR THE MOMENT. THE TIME HAS COME. ROANOKE'S DROUGHT IS OFFICIALLY OVER.)) [RUNS:10]
[OUT Q=]

The Mayor thanked God for providing rain and snow, also thanking city residents who conserved water and Roanoke County and Salem- -jurisdictions that agreed to sell the city water. Effective immediately, though, the city is no longer buying water from its neighbors. The city manager is still trying to work out a cooperative arrangement between the two jurisdictions.
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[SOT 11:06:28]
[IN Q=]

((WE WILL PURSUE A REGIONAL WATER AUTHORITY.)) [RUNS04]
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The announcement had council members and city officials in a giddy mood, as Council Member Linda Wyatt played Vanna White, turning back the clock on mandatory water-use restrictions. They all took turns, reciting the top 10 lessons learned from last year's drought, a la David Letterman.
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[SOT 11:08:55]
[IN Q=]
((#8, TWO WORDS: CRYSTAL SPRING))

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Though it cost seven million dollars to get Crystal Spring back on line in the middle of the drought, the five million gallons of water-a-day it's capable of producing amounts to 20 percent of the Valley's water supply. Four new wells have also added capacity. But no one would argue it doesn't matter if Carvins Cove is not full.
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[SOT 11:17:10]
[IN Q=]

((WELL, YOU CAN'T REPLACE RAINFALL. THE RESERVOIR AT CARVINS COVER STILL IS OUR PRIMARY SOURCE. AND IT HOLDS ABOUT SIX BILLION GALLONS OF WATER. SO OBVIOUSLY WE'D LIKE TO SEE THAT FULL.)) [RUNS09]
[OUT Q=see that full.]

As of this morning the water level at the Cove was 9-point-2 feet below the spillway. Normally it's 6 to 15 feet down in January. So it's about where it should be at this time of year.))

[Falls]


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The Sheriff of Giles County is in the hospital, recovering from a stroke.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Giles Co./File Tape;]


Close friends of Sheriff Larry Falls say he was with family early New Year's Day when it happened.
The 57-year-old was taken to Montgomery Regional Hospital, and then later transported to Roanoke Memorial Hospital, where he is in guarded condition.
Falls has served as Sheriff of Giles County for more than 15-years.
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[SOL]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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The state Board of Education has given preliminary approval to its plan complying with the federal "No Child Left Behind" Act.
The public school accountability law will require Virginia to add S-O-L tests in grades four, six and seven.
The tests are already given in grades three, five and eight.

[United-Way]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=mjo]
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Your next chance to help the needy may be at the grocery checkout.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]


For the next three weeks, 12 Kroger stores throughout the Roanoke valley will be asking customers to donate a few dollars to the United Way when they buy their groceries.
The United Way is 250-thousand dollars short of its fundraising goal.
It supports programs like food banks and homeless shelters around the valley.
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[SOT 16:46:05]
[IN Q=The first week]

((CHUCK FISHER/KROGER: THE FIRST WEEK THE CASHIER WILL SIMPLY ASK WOULD YOU LIKE TO MAKE A DONATION TO UNITED WAY TODAY? IF THE CUSTOMER SAYS YES, THEN THE CASHIER WILL ASK HOW MUCH AND SIMPLY ADD IT ON TO THE ORDER. AFTER THAT, THE SECOND TWO WEEKS OF THE CAMPAIGN, THEN IT'LL BE PASSIVE, IT'LL STRICTLY BE UP TO THE CUSTOMER TO MENTION IT.))
[SUPER=01-Chuck Fisher/Kroger Senior Ad Assistant;]
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[OUT Q=to mention it.]
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[VO-NAT]


The United Way hopes Kroger shoppers will help it raise the remaining 250-thousand dollars by the end of the month.
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[Triangle-Lanes]


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The owner of a Christiansburg landmark took his last BOWL down memory lane today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg;]


Herbert Alcorn bowled the first frame at Triangle Lanes when it opened more than 40-years ago, and today he bowled the last.
The bowling alley officially closed its doors last night, to make room for a new drug store.
Alcorn says business was good until five years ago, when a newer and larger bowling alley opened nearby.
But, even though his mind told him it was time to move on, Alcorn says his heart doesn't want to let go.
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[SOT 25:50]
[IN Q=I'VE ENJOYED]

((HERBERT ALCORN/TRIANGLE LANES OWNER: I'VE ENJOYED THE BOWLERS. I'VE ENJOYED THE PEOPLE. IT'S BEEN A LOT GREAT PEOPLE THROUGH HERE. MADE A LOT OF FRIENDS HERE. 25:57))
[SUPER=01-Herbert Alcorn/Triangle Lanes Owner/Founder;]
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[OUT Q=LOT OF FRIENDS HERE]
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[VO-NAT]


Despite the closing, folks will still see the Triangle Lanes name.
Alcorn says he plans to move some of his equipment and the actual Triangle Lanes sign into his other bowling alley in Pulaski.
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[Custom-Meats]


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Another long time New River Valley business is getting ready to close up shop. For 30-years, Custom Meats has been filling the demand for meat processing in the region but now hunters and restaurants may have to look elsewhere. Business Reporter Rachel Cannon says the owner and his customers are hoping someone will keep the process going.
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[SUPER=01-Larry Linkous/Owner; :]
[SUPER=01-Richard McCoy/Customer; :]
[SUPER=@Rachel2; :]
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[OUT Q=RC, News 7, Montgomery County.]

(( Larry Linkous was only 20-years old when he opened Custom Meats in 19-73. Over the last three decades, he's processed beef, pork and venison for generations.
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[SOT 00:26:23]
[IN Q=we're]

((LARRY LINKOUS/OWNER; WE'RE NOW DOING PROCESSING FOR GRANDSONS WE DID THEIR GRANDFATHER'S YEARS AGO WE'VE HAD THAT GREAT RELATIONSHIP WITH OUR CUSTOMERS AND I THINK THAT'S WHY WE'VE BEEN SUCCESSFUL TOO.))
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Too much success is the reason Linkous needs to leave the shop February First. He has two other ventures and just not enough time for all three. NATS Business at Custom Meats is booming, especially this time of year, just days after deer season ended. This year alone, more than 13-hundred deer will be processed in the Merrimac facility.
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[IN Q=THEY GO]

((RICHARD MCCOY/CUSTOMER; THEY GO OUT OF THEIR WAY FOR THE CUSTOMER SO IT'S A GOOD PLACE TO BRING THINGS AND THERE ARE NOT A LOT OF PLACES THAT PROCESSES MEAT CLOSE IN THE AREA.))
[OUT Q=THE AREA.]

Because of that, Linkous is anxious to find a new owner. He feels a sense of loyalty to his customers and would like to see services continue. The business is for sale and the building if for rent. Linkous says future opportunity is there.
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[SOT 00:24:23]
[IN Q=tyhe deer]

((THE DEER IS ON THE INCREASE ITS GOING TO CONTINUE TO INCREASE THE DEER POPULATION THE REGULATIONS ARE BECOMING MORE LIBERAL THE SEASONS ARE BECOMING LONGER SO THE DEER IS GOING TO CONTINUE TO BE MORE PROCESSING.))
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This pro willing to train someone, by showing them the cuts of the business. Rachel Cannon, News 7, Montgomery County.))

[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Keith]
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A high school athlete tackles a tough situation, literally.
We'll explain when NEws 7 at six returns.
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[VO-NAT]


Plus he knows racing... and apparently a thing or two about the outdoors as well.
Ward Burton signs on as a new spokesman for Virginia's state parks.
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[Family-Foundation]


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While the state's budget woes will be a main focus for the upcoming General Assembly session, many social issues, especially those dealing with abortion, are also expected to keep lawmakers busy.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


Today a group of Republican lawmakers said they will make another attempt to pass legislation banning partial-birth abortions.
The General Assembly had voted to ban the procedure but it was vetoed last year by Governor Mark Warner.
Senator Steve Newman says he is introducing a different version of the legislation this year and he is optimistic that the Governor will sign it.
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[SOT 14:23:40]
[IN Q=I THINK THIS]
[SUPER=01-Sen. Steve Newman/(R) Lynchburg]
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[VO-NAT]


Abortion opponents say they are also introducing a bill to require parental consent in order for minors to have an abortion.
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[SOC-Promo]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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This comes as state lawmakers return to Richmond this week to begin the 2003 legislative session, and Governor Warner will set the tone, and set forth his agenda, when he delivers his State of the Commonwealth message to them Wednesday evening.
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[Take State of Commonwealth FS] News 7 will carry his address live. We'll also have reaction from Richmond, and analysis from our studio in Roanoke. Our special coverage begins Wednesday at 7:00 PM.
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[Ben-Cline]


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Getting down to business in Richmond was on his mind...
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Buena Vista;]


but first-time Delegate Ben Cline had some business to take care of in Buena Vista first.
He opened a new legislative office that will serve constituents in Rockbridge and Augusta Counties.
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[SOT 6:24]
[IN Q=I'm just anxious]

((BEN CLINE/(R) LEXINGTON: I'M JUST ANXIOUS TO GET OUR FINANCES IN ORDER, BALANCE THE BUDGET WITHOUT RAISING TAXES AND TO FOCUS ON THE AREAS THAT ARE IMPORTANT TO THESE CONSTITUENTS. EDUCATION, HEALTHCARE, JOB CREATION, THE ENVIRONMENT, MAKING SURE THAT WE RETAIN THE QUALITY OF LIFE THAT'S SO GOOD IN THIS AREA.))
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[OUT Q=in this area.]
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[VO-NAT]


The new legislative office is across from Buena Vista's municipal building.
Calls to the office during the six weeks the General Assembly is in session will be transferred to his office in Richmond.
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[Stocks]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Wall Street is already cheering President Bush's economic stimulus plan [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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[SUPER=x5000;]
[SUPER=440-x/171.88/8773.57/x/34.18/1421.26;]


The DOW climbed 172 points a day ahead of the President's announcement.
NASDAQ gained 34.
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[Ward-Burton]


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The winner's circle is not the only place fans can find NASCAR driver Ward Burton.
Now, the Daytona 500 champion is also appearing in a promotional campaign for Virginia's state parks.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


Governor Mark Warner announced today that Burton, a native of South Boston, will serve as spokesperson for the Commonwealth's award-winning park system.
Burton, who is also an avid outdoorsman, say he is proud to do what he can to protect Virginia's natural resources, especially during tight fiscal times.
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[NAT SOUND]
[IN Q=NO MATTER WHAT YOU]

((WARD BURTON/NASCAR DRIVER AND STATE PARK SPOKESMAN:THERE'S ONE THING THAT ALWAYS STAYS THE SAME IN VIRGINIA AND THAT'S VIRGINIA'S PRISTINE OUTDOORS. WE'RE FORTUNATE TO HAVE THE ACCESS THAT WE DO AS VIRGINIANS TO OUR BEAUTIFUL STATE PARKS.))
[SUPER=04-Virginia State Parks PSA; :00]
[SUPER=01-Ward Burton/State Park Spokesperson; :05]
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[OUT Q=BEAUTIFUL STATE PARKS.]
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[VO-NAT]


The spots featuring Burton will begin airing February first.
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[Conner]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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A high school athlete used his football skills to tackle a robber this weekend.
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[VO-NAT]


16 year old Aaron Conner and his parents had
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

just walked into the Western Sizzlin' on Orange Avenue Saturday night when a man with a stocking cap over his face demanded money from the cashier.
That's when Conner, a running back for William Byrd High School, and two employees sprang into action.
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[SOT 10:59:36]
[IN Q=I just took off]

((AARON CONNER/TACKLED ROBBER; I JUST TOOK OFF RUNNING AFTER HIM AND TACKLED HIM AND PULLED HIM ON THE GROUND AND GRABBED BOTH OF HIS ARMS SO HE COULDN'T GRAB IN HIS POCKETS OR ANYTHING.))
[SUPER=01-Aaron Conner/Tackled Robber]
[RUNS=:07]
[OUT Q=pockets or anything.]
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[VO-NAT]


Conner was rewarded with dinner on the house.
His target is charged with robbery and wearing a mask in public.
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[Sports tease]


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The NFL names its defensive rookie of the year, ACC basketball honors for J.J. Recick and UVa's Travis Watson
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[VO-NAT]


and the Roanoke Dazzle's Mikki Moore makes history for Roanoke's NBDL team a with a trip to the show.
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[S-Celtics]


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The Roanoke Dazzle has sent its first player in Franchise history to the NBA. Mikki Moore is a member of the Boston Celtics.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]


Moore left for Boston yesterday and cleared his physical this afternoon. The Dazzle forward and center has signed a 10 day contract with the Celtics. In 19 games with the dazzle this season he was a starter and averaged 15 points and was the NBDL leader in blocks per game with 2.1.
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[SUPER=01-Kent Davison/Dazzle Head Coach; :]
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[OUT Q=look at"]
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[anchor=steve]
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To fill Moore's spot, the Dazzle signed forward Gabe Muoneke. He was the NBDL's second leading scorer last season.

[S-Dazzle]


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Dazzle teammates Cory Alexander and Jamal Robinson both played college ball at the University of Virginia.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]


Alexander played for the Spurs and is now trying to make it back to the NBA
while Robinson is looking for his first crack at basketball's highest level. Alexander recently commented on the shape of UVa's basketball program under head coach Pete Gillen.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Cory Alexander/1992-1995 Guard for UVa; :00]
[RUNS=:42]
[OUT Q=.......get them there"]
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[S-Redick]


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Speaking of the Cavaliers, forward and center Travis Watson has been named ACC player of the week.
[graphic=redick]


He is joined by Duke's J.J. Redick as the conference rookie of the week.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Clemson, SC; :00]


Redick averaged 21 points and 3.5 assists in the Blue Devils wins over Fairfield and Clemson last week. In two games Redick hit 12 of 27 shots from the floor, including 7 of 16 from three point land. Watson turned a double-double in each of the wahoos games last wee. He scored 51 points and grabbed 47 rebounds in that span.
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[S-Express]


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Roanoke Express head coach Perry Florio could receive a suspension from the ECHL this week. Last night, with about a minute left in Roanoke's 5-4 loss to Reading, an apparent no call on a hooking prompted an eruption from Florio. He threw a stick across the ice and received a game and gross misconduct and was ejected.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]


The incident was not the only bad call Florio is complaining about. He sent a grievance to the ECHL this morning along with a video tape showing seven different times the referee made wrong calls against the Express.
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[SUPER=01-Perry Florio/Express Head Coach; :00]
[RUNS=:17]
[OUT Q=.....see what happens"]
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[VO-NAT]


You are watching the play that sent Florio over the top. He describes it as the play unfolds, tied 4-4 with about two minutes left in the game.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[RUNS=:33]
[OUT Q=....than that one"]
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[S-Peppers]


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The Associated Press NFL defensive rookie of the year is Carolina Panthers defensive lineman Julius Peppers.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-NFL; :00]


Peppers missed the last four games of the season for violating the league's drug policy when he took a dietary supplement that contained a banned substance. The Carolina Panthers' defensive end was the second player picked in last spring's draft. Over the 12 games he played, he had 12 sacks. Votes for the award were cast by a nationwide panel of sports writers and broadcasters.
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[Horton]


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A longtime Roanoke weatherman passed away this past weekend. Fred Horton was the meteorologist in charge for the National Weather Service at Woodrum Field. He delighted in the changing weather patterns of the valley and had to ply his trade without computers and advanced radar.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/1978]


Always thinking positive, here was his assesment of a winter storm in 1978.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=First let's say....]
[SUPER=01-Fred Horton/Roanoke Meteorologist 1950-1983]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=was a nice fluffy snow.]
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[ANCHOR=Robin]
[SS=None]


An avid ham radio operator, Fred also provided emergency communications during the flood of 85. Always interested in community service, Fred never missed a meeting in 46 years at the Roanoke-Hollins Rotary Club. Horton died after a short illness, he was 84.
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