[1-News-Head]

[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

It comes down to just 37 votes between the two candidates, and it looks like the incumbent Democrat won.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

We'll also get odds on where a new gaming parlor may be built in Vinton.
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[Sports-head]


[ANCHOR=steve]
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[WRITER=sma]
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In sports, we will hear from former Northside linebacker and now UCLA rising star Justin London, Roanoke's volleyball team prepares for the ODAC tourney
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[VO-NAT]

and tech speedster DeAngelo Hall climbs the Jim Thorpe awards list.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Robin]
[SS=None]


The leading edge of a changing weather pattern has arrived in the form of locally heavy showers. Breezy conditions and much colder will follow this weekend.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 4-Shot]


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


Still too close to call.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


One of last night's closest races is still being double checked.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


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


And I'm Shannon Young.
[Keister-Morris]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=myr]
[TAPE#03-46 TC22:16]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


The race for the Sixth District House of Delegates seat stretched late into the night... and probably won't be decided today.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]
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[TAKE PINNACLE 100]
This is how the results looked last night, after all the precincts reported.
Incumbent Democrat Benny Keister held a 37 vote lead over Republican Morgan Morris.
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[Double Boxes=Keith and Myranda/Microwave]


Myranda Stephens is outside the Pulaski County courthouse... one of the locations where the votes are being canvassed.
[Live=Myranda Full/Microwave]
[SUPER=219-Myranda Stephens/mstephens*wdbj7.com;]
[SUPER=205-Pulaski;]
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(Rollcue:aint over till it's over. )
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=201-Morgan Morris/(R) House of Delegates Candidate; :00]
[SUPER=201-Sybil Atkinson/Pulaski Co. Electoral Board; :28]
[RUNS=:48]
[OUT Q=to do so.]
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[Live=Myranda Full/Microwave]
[SUPER=205-Pulaski;]
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[Double Boxes=Keith and Myranda/Microwave]



[General-Assembly]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mmu]
[TAPE#=03-40 TC59:06]
[SS=Election 2003]


If Keister's lead holds up, Democrats will score a three-seat pick-up in the House of Delegates.
They have also put an end to the Republican Party's 28-year winning streak.
For more on what yesterday's results means for both parties,
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith & Meghan/State Microwave;]


we go now to our Richmond Bureau Chief Meghan Muldoon. Meghan?
Republicans still have solid majorities in both Houses
[LIVE= Meghan /FULL State Microwave]
[SUPER=219-Meghan Muldoon/mmuldoon*wdbj7.com]
[SUPER=205-Richmond]


In fact, they picked up one seat in the state Senate
Still the governor says those additional allies in the House and what he sees as a mainstream message from voters will have a positive impact on his agenda.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=IN HIS POST-ELECTION ANALYSIS GOVERNOR WARNER]
[SUPER=203-Richmond; :00]
[SUPER=210-Gov. Mark Warner; :]
[SUPER=210-Jerry Kilgore/VA Attorney General; :]
[RUNS=1:26]
[OUT Q=RAISING TAXES ON HARD-WORKING VIRGINIANS.]

(( In his post-election analysis, Governor Warner says things are looking up for Democrats.
[SOT 17:06]

((GOVERNOR MARK WARNER: WE WENT INTO THIS ELECTION THINKING THAT IT WAS NOT GOING TO DRAMATICALLY CHANGE IN TERMS OF THE HOUSE MAKEUP. I'D SAY IT DIDN'T DRAMATICALLY CHANGED, I THINK IT SLIGHTLY IMPROVED THOUGH.)) [RUNS:08]
But the Republican Party's highest ranking state official says voters did not send a positive message to Democrats.
[SOT 41:15]

((ATTORNEY GENERAL JERRY KILGORE: I THINK IT'S WORSE FOR THE GOVERNOR. I THINK HE'S GOING INTO A SESSION WHERE HE HAS POURED HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS TRYING TO DEFEAT CONSERVATIVE CANDIDATES AND FAILED.)) [RUNS:10]
Warner says he feels more optimistic about the outlook of his yet-to-be-announced tax reform plan.
He says the defeat of a local anti-tax Republican in Fairfax County shows that voters may be willing to give tax increases a try.
[SOT 13:22:33]

((GOVERNOR MARK WARNER: ONE-SEVENTH OF THE POPULATION COULD HAVE EMBRACED AN APPROACH THAT SAID WE ARE STILL GOING TO BELIEVE WE CAN HAVE IT ALL FOR NOTHING THAT WE CAN HAVE GREAT SCHOOLS, ADEQUATE TRANSPORTATION AND NOT HAVE TO PAY FOR BUT THAT MESSAGE WAS REJECTED I TAKE THAT AS A VERY POSITIVE SIGN.)) [RUNS:16]
But the attorney general warns if Warner's plan calls for any tax increases, the governor will have no easier time pushing it through the still-Republican -controlled General Assembly.
[SOT 40:55]

((ATTORNEY GENERAL JERRY KILGORE: WITH THE DELEGATES THAT I TALKED WITH LAST NIGHT AND THE SENATORS I'VE SPOKEN WITH SINCE THEY'RE JUST NOT GOING TO CONSIDER RAISING TAXES ON HARD-WORKING VIRGINIANS.)) [RUNS:12]
[OUT Q=RAISING TAXES ON HARD-WORKING VIRGINIANS.]))
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[LIVE= Meghan /FULL State Microwave]
[SUPER=205-Richmond;]


Warner says he will release the details of his tax-restructuring plan later this month.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith & Meghan /State Microwave;]


Yesterday's elections also pointed out the tremendous advantages of incumbency -- only one incumbent state lawmaker lost.

[Vinton-Betting]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=03-38 TC1:18:18]
[GRAPHIC=Election 2003]


They lost their fight by 20 votes, but for now, opponents of a Vinton gambling parlor aren't betting on a recount to help them.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=203-Roanoke Co.;]


Roanoke County Board of Election officials certified the election results today.
They say no one's asked for a recount.
Local church leaders say they're undecided.
But they have 10 days to file a petition.
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[SOT 1:20:17]
[IN Q=We're here to serve]

((RON ADKINS/ROANOKE CO. ELECTORAL BOARD: WE'RE HERE TO SERVE THE PUBLIC, SO WE'D WELCOME A RECOUNT. BUT SINCE WE'VE ALREADY CERTIFIED THE ELECTION, THE VOTES MORE OR LESS SPEAK FOR THEMSELVES. I DON'T THINK THERE'D BE AN IOTA OF DIFFERENCE ON THE COUNT. ))
[SUPER=201-Ron Adkins/Roanoke Co. Electoral Board;]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=difference on the count.]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=203-Alberta/File Tape;]


Colonial Downs is still shopping for a location, but says Vinton will have a horse betting parlor in six to eight months.
One potential site is an old Rite-Aid building on Route 24 -- right across from BG's Hair Salon.
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[SOT 1:16:33]
[IN Q=I think it's good]

((MELISSA WADE: I THINK IT'S GOOD. I THINK IT'LL BE GOOD FOR VINTON. IT'LL BE GOOD FOR THE LOCAL BUSINESSES. IT'LL BRING TRAFFIC TO VINTON. ))
[SUPER=201-Melissa Wade/BG's Hair Salon;]
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=traffic to Vinton.]
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The town expects the betting parlot to generate 190-thousand dollars a year in revenue.
It'll use the money to renovate the Vinton War Memorial and the fire and rescue building.
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[Race-Results]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]


A few updates to pass along from yesterday's elections...
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[TAKE PINNACLE PAGE #109 FS]

Andy Parker nudged out Tommy Slaughter for the Henry County Board of Supervisors' Reed Creek District seat by just one vote. Those results were certified this afternoon. So far, Slaughter has NOT asked for a recount.
[TAKE PINNACLE PAGE #122 FS]

In Montgomery County, Richard Shelton edged out incumbent Freda Connor by 44 votes to take the Treasurers race. We incorrectly tabulated Shelton's vote total last night. That race has NOT been certified.
[TAKE PINNACLE PAGE #124 FS]

And another correction because of inaccurate figures provided to WDBJ, Laurie Macrae beat incumbent Robert Coleman for the Walker's Creek seat on the Rockbridge County School Board.
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[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]
[SS=NONE]


Still ahead on News 7, a nine-week look into school violence in the city of Roanoke is complete.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


Find out why some say the report proves the schools are safe when News 7 returns.
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[School-Violence]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=03-35 TC1:41:50]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


The Roanoke City School system has delivered its first nine- week report on student discipline.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


Superintendent Wayne Harris says it includes compelling evidence that schools are safe.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The schools HAVE recorded 12-hundred incidents of discipline since the start of the year, but Harris says most did not involve violence or physical abuse.
The superintendent says 81 incidents of fighting cause concern, but Harris says he doesn't believe the number is unusually high.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Of 1204 incidents]

((WAYNE HARRIS/ROANOKE CITY SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT; OF 1204 INCIDENTS, WE HAVE ALMOST ONE THOUSAND OF THEM THAT HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH FIGHTING OR ASSUALT OR BATTERY. AND WE'RE TALKING ABOUT 13-THOUSAND 500 STUDENTS ATTENDING SCHOOL FOR EVERY DAY FOR 44 DAYS.))
[SUPER=01-Wayne Harris/Roanoke City School Superintendent; ]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=every day for 44 days.]
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[VO-NAT]


A new hotline has received only eight messages, and Harris says none was related to student crime, discipline or violence.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Meanwhile, a new school safety coalition is forming. The group, which includes activist Alice Hincker and School Resource Officer Butch Lewis, will announce its plans tomorrow afternoon.

[Project-Exile]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=03-39 TC1:21:15]
[GRAPHIC=Non]


As cities like Lynchburg continue to grapple with gang violence, help is on the way from the federal government.


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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


U-S Attorney John Brownlee says his office is ready to help prosecute some of the most egregious gun-related crimes in the Western District of Virginia.
Prosecutors say "Project Exile" has helped convince some criminals to leave their guns at home.
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[SOT 14:45:53]
[IN Q=What we can]

((BILL PETTY/LYNCHBURG PROSECUTOR: WHAT WE CAN HAVE AN IMPACT ON ARE PEOPLE THAT JUST HAPPEN TO HAVE A GUN IN THEIR POCKET WHEN SOMEBODY SLIGHTS THEM OR SAYS SOMETHING ABOUT THEIR GIRLFRIEND THAT THEY DON'T LIKE AND THE GUN COMES OUT AND WE'VE GOT ANOTHER HOMICIDE. SO I THINK WE CAN HAVE A POSITIVE IMPACT JUST BY CONTINUING TO HAMMER THIS MESSAGE HOME.))


[SUPER=01-Bill Petty/Lynchburg Prosecutor]
[RUNS=19]
[OUT Q=hammer this message home.]
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[VO-NAT]


Petty says the worst offenders will be prosecuted at the federal level, where prison terms are longer and mandatory.
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[Knox]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=03-42 TC48:51]
[GRAPHIC=Cecil Knox]

A member of the jury in the Knox case says the vast majority of jurors felt Knox and his co-defendants were NOT guilty. Though the vote was sometimes evenly divided, this one juror says, the guilty side was never in the majority. And, he says, most of the unresolved charges came down to a vote of 11-to-one in favor of acquittal.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

The government intends to re-try the case against Dr Cecil Knox, his office manager and a licensed professional counselor. The juror- -who would speak only if he's not identified- -said he didn't find evidence of intent to do anything wrong.

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[SOT :35]
[IN Q=Obviously there's a]

((JOHN BROWNLEE/U. S. ATTORNEY; OBVIOUSLY THERE'S A LOT OF UNDECIDED ISSUES IN THE FIRST TRIAL. WE WANT TO GET BACK INTO COURT AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.))
[SUPER=01-John Brownlee/U. S. Attorney; ]
[RUNS=:06]
[OUT Q=soon as possible.]
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[VO-NAT]

Though the judge wants to begin again in two weeks, the government suggests the new trial start the first week in January. Judge Sam Wilson intends to move the case to Lynchburg and is considering trying the drug charges separately from racketeering and fraud.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[SS=HOLD]

The jury foreperson disputed any suggestion there was a lone hold-out who deadlocked the jury. "It was much more complicated than that," Sandra Tunnell said.

[Stocks]


[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]
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Another day of profit-taking led to a mixed close on Wall Street. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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[SUPER=440-y/18.00/9820.83/x/1.41/1959.37;]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


The DOW fell 18 points.
NASDAQ gained just over a point.
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[City-Stadium]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6 p.m.]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=03-33 TC1:56:12]
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Lawsuits against Roanoke are piling up over the city's stadium situation. The group Citizens for a Sensible Stadium Desicion today announced it has filed a bill of complaint naming the City and City Manager, Darlene Burcham.
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[VO-NAT :14]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

The group alleges members of city council violated the Freedom of Information Act by discussing the future of Victory Stadium and the construction of a new stadium in closed sessions without letting the public know their intent.
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[SOT 16:09:21-16:09:34]
[IN Q=We believe they did it...]

((BRIAN WISHNEFF/CITIZENS FOR A SENSIBLE STADIUM DECISION: WE BELIEVE THEY DID IT THROUGHOUT THE ENTIRE PROCESS AND THAT'S WHY NO ONE EVER KNEW WHAT WAS GOING ON 'CAUSE THEY WERE HAVING ILLEGAL CONVERSATIONS. ))
[SUPER=01-Brian Wishneff/Citizens for a Sensible Stadium Decision;]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=having illegal conversations.]
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[VO-NAT :15]

Roanoke has 21 days to respond to the complaint.
[SUPER=04-October 22;:]

Two weeks ago, two neighborhood groups announced their intention to sue over construction of a new stadium. That notice alleges Roanoke failed to adequately check the site for contamination.
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[Pillowtex]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rde]
[TAPE#=03-41 TC43:23]
[GRAPHIC=Pillowtex Bankruptcy]


The Pillowtex sale is final.
The sheet and towel maker officially closed on its deal with G-G-S-T, a group of companies specializing in liquidation.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Henry Co./July]


Pillowtex closed its doors in July. It laid-off some 75-hundred employees, including about a thousand workers in Henry County.
G-G-S-T sealed the deal for 121-million dollars, buying textile equipment and buildings at some of Pillowtex's 16-facilities, including the Fieldale plant.
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[Sports tease]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]


Words from Justin London on how west coast college football is played, the quarterback situation at Tech, Roanoke's volleyball team
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[VO-NAT]

and the Express gets defensive about its three game win streak.
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[S-London]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-165 7:59]
[GRAPHIC=Justin London]


Former Friday Football Extra player of the week and Northside standout Justin London is in his second year as a linebacker for UCLA.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-NCAA; :00]


London is having an incredible season. He is second on the team in tackles with 68 but despite his success, college football has not been easy.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Justin London/UCLA Sophomore Linebacker; :03]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=..good experience for me"]
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[VO-NAT]

London went through a coaching change at UCLA but the sophomore, who is tied for the team lead in interceptions with three, has not missed a beat, in fact the Bruins are 4 and 1 in the PAC 10.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=......plan to do"]
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[S-Vick]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-162 1121tc]
[GRAPHIC=TECH/PITT]

The Tech-Pittsburgh game Saturday night will once again give fans a chance to see if the Tech quarterback shuffle can work like it did against Miami. So far, Vick and Randall have managed to co-exist quite well.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=JUST HAVING THAT...]
[SUPER=01-Ernest Wilford/VT's Leading Receiver; :00]
[SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/7 & 3 Against Pittsburgh; :22]
[RUNS=:49]
[OUT Q=...them being the way they are."]
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[S-Hall]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-150 1:25:19]
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[VO-NAT wipe to #eng!!!!!]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/This Past Saturday; :00]

In one other Tech note, DeAngelo Hall is a step closer to the Jim Thorpe Award. He is one 12 selected to the list of semifinalist for the award that goes to the nation's top defensive back. DeAngelo has 42 tackles, one interception and three pass break ups. He has scored TD's this season rushing, receiving, punt return and fumble return.
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[S-Volley]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-165 7:59]
[GRAPHIC=ODAC]


The ODAC volleyball tournament begins Friday at Randolph Macon College.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Ferrum; :00]


The Roanoke College Maroons roster is filled with local products. Senior Melissa Slusher from Altavista is the conference all time kills leader with over 1500 spikes. But Slusher and former Byrd star and ODAC all tiem assists leader Holly Holland would gladly give up stats and Roanoke's two straight 20 plus win seasons for an ODAC tournament title.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Melissa Slusher/Roanoke Senior Outside Hitter; :00]
[SUPER=01-Holly Holland/Roanoke Senior Setter; :10]
[RUNS=:17]
[OUT Q=.....deserve to win"]
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[S-Express]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-164 15:48]
[GRAPHIC=Express]

The Roanoke Express looks for its fourth straight win Friday night at the Round House against the Augusta Lynx.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]

The key to the three game win streak has been defense and that guy, Dave Belitski. During the three wins he allowed just 1.67 goals a game in the Express's strongest defensive performance to date.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-David Belitski/.943 Save Percentage in Last Three Games; :00]
[SUPER=01-Tony MacAulay/Express Head Coach; :13]
[RUNS=:22]
[OUT Q=..last three games"]

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