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Coming up on News 7 -
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A nasty night out there as the freezing rain continues and more snow showers may be on the way.
In one hour the voting begins in New Hampshire.. one tiny town starts it all.
The latest report on school violence in Roanoke is out. The numbers coming up.
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News 7 at Eleven is next.

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Crews are working overtime tonight trying to clear the roads before everything freezes over.
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((SIDNEY GRAINGER/V-DOT SUPERVISOR: IT'S ABOUT 23 AND HALF NOW AND THAT'S THE HIGH FOR TODAY HERE IN THE COUNTY AND THAT'S BAD.))
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Last night it was the snow, tonight it's freezing drizzle.
That could be problematic because whatever is left on the roads is expected to freeze tonight, making already slick roads that more dangerous.
But surprisingly it could have been a whole lot worse.
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With more on that and an update on current conditions we go to Justin McLeod who is live in Roanoke. Justin?
Jean, it appears we have a dodged a bullet.
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Forecasters were expecting a potentially major ice storm tonight but that heavy freezing rain stayed farther south.


But don't be fooled, the roads are still very icy which could make for a dicey situation.
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[SUPER=01-Cheryl Nicoletti/Danville Resident; :38]
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((((NAT SOUND OF CAR STUCK ON THE ROAD IN DANVILLE))
You'd expect to see a car stuck in a driveway or maybe a residential road, but on main road like this one in Danville?
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((BANKS STAMPS/DANVILLE RESIDENT: TODAY IT HAS BEEN KINDA ROUGH.)) [Runs02]
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It was rough on the primary and secondary roads.
Parts of Route 220 in Franklin County had more snow than bare pavement.
In Martinsville, most of the roads were still completely covered in snow and ice.
Parking lots looked more like skating rinks forcing several businesses to close early.
Many people stayed home turning places like downtown Danville into ghost towns.
A few however did venture out.
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((CHERYL NICOLETTI/DANVILLE RESIDENT: THE ROADS ARE PRETTY SLICK. IF YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE OUT HERE, YOU SHOULDN'T BE OUT HERE, WE SHOULDN'T BE OUT HERE. [LAUGHS].)) [Runs05]
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Hard to believe it could have been a whole lot worse, especially here in southside.
Forecasters originally called for ice accumlations up to 1/4 inch but that heavy freezing rain never materialized Monday evening.
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((CHARLES GRAY/DANVILLE RESIDENT: IT IS A RELIEF THAT IT ISN'T GOING TO BE AS BAD BUT IT'S STILL DANGEROUS TO BE OUT.)) [Runs04]
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((NAT SOUND OF PUTTING SAND IN TRUCK AT 6:01:55))
Crews are working day and night trying to make the roads less dangerous.
The City of Danville for example has 21 plows to clear 720 miles of roadway.
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((RICK DRAZENOVICH/DANVILLE PUBLIC WORKS: IT STAYED AROUND 20 DEGREES TODAY, IT HAS BEEN VERY DIFFICULT TO GET IT OFF THE STREETS. THESE TYPE OF REAL FRIGID DAYS KEEP IT FROM MELTING OFF, AND IT MAKES IT REALLY DIFFICULT TO GET IT OFF.)) [Runs09]
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And chemicals are no help.
V-Dot is mainly using street salt because abrasives are only effective when the temperature is 25 degrees or higher.


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((SIDNEY GRAINGER/V-DOT SUPERVISOR: THE TEMPERATURE IS WHAT GOT US. CAUSE IF IT STAYED AROUND 28 25 DEGREES THIS THING WOULDN'T HAVE BEEN BAD AT ALL. IT WOULD MAKE A WHOLE LOT EASIER ON EVERYBODY.)) [Runs08]
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It would definetely make it easier on people who have to drive.
We understand from State Police there have been a few fender benders tonight in the Roanoke Valley and several vehicles that ran off the road in Botetourt and Rockbridge County.
There was a serious accident around 6:30 tonight in Alleghany County which closed both lanes of westbound I-64 near Covington.
We understand the road has since re-opened but authorities are asking people to stay away from there because it is still very icy.
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So it is still a very danerous situation out there.... [Toss-2-Robin] Justin tosses to Robin in Weather Center

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The Roanoke and Lynchburg airports are reporting some cancellations for tomorrow.
Officials advise travlers to check with their airlines before leaving home.
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As you can see at the top of your screen many schools have canceled classes for tomorrow.
You can always find an up to the minute list of school, church and business closings on our website at WDBJ7-dot-Com.
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It's not just tough for cars out on the roads, but also for emergency vehicles.
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In North Carolina fire trucks and ambulances were sliding around on the ice.
Watch as this fire truck spins its wheels trying to leave a scene.
An ambulance almost slid off the road into a utility pole.. smoke even came off its tires.
At one point crews even had to chop a path to get to a patient.
As one person said: on a day like today there is no such thing as rushing anywhere.
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The Florida teenager who killed a six year old playmate is free tonight- after spending three years behind bars.
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Lionel Tate walked out of the Broward County jail just before six tonight surrounded by family and lawyers.
He had originally been sentenced to life in prison for the death of Tiffany Eunick.
Tate, who is now 16, is free after an appeals court threw out the boy's conviction because his mental competency was not evaluated before trial.
Tate has since struck a plea bargain that means no more time in prison.
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((RICHARD ROSENBAUM/TATE'S ATTORNEY: FOR NOW LIONEL WANTS TO GO HOME, FEEL HIS OWN PILLOW, SLEEP IN HIS OWN BED. HIS MOM COOKED FOR HIM HIS FAVORITE MEAL TONIGHT.)) ((KATHLEEN GROSSETT-TATE/MOTHER: I JUST WANT TO GIVE GOD THANKS FIRST AND FOREMOST. I WANT TO THANK ALL OF THE PEOPLE WHO PRAYED FOR US AND FOR TIFFANY EUNICK'S FAMILY THIS IS A NEW CHAPETER IN OUR LIVES WE ARE GOING FORWARD. THANK YOU.))
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Tate's family and attorneys also thanked the victims family saying without their support this day would have never happened.
Tate had claimed he accidentally killed the girl while imitating professional wrestling moves he'd seen on television.
Tate who had been the youngest defendant in the nation locked away for life- will now be on probation for ten years.
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[School-Violence]


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Roanoke City Schools have released a new discipline report, and superintendent Wayne Harris says the information bolsters his belief that city schools are safe.
But a critic of the administration is questioning the accuracy of the new numbers.
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During a nine- week period that ended in mid-January, the school system recorded more than 900 disciplinary incidents. Harris says less than ten percent involved any physical contact between students.
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But school safety coalition leader Alice Hincker questions whether all of the incidents were classified properly.


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((ALICE HINCKER/RSVP COALITION: WHEN THE POLICE INVESTIGATE AND SOMEONE IS CHARGED, I DON'T SEE HOW THE PRINCIPAL CAN COME TO A DETERMINATION THAT THAT SOMETHING ELSE HAPPENED, SOMETHING LESS SERIOUS.)) ((WAYNE HARRIS/SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT: WE WOULD BE LESS THAN SMART IF IN THIS ENVIRONMENT WE WERE TO DO ANYTHING BUT THE RIGHT THING, AND I CONTEND WE HAVE CONTINUED TO DO THE RIGHT THING.))
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Harris says additional security measures and intervention programs are moving forward, but he says officials HAVE identified a problem with recent school safety audits.
Though all city schools conducted the audits and developed crisis plans, some did not follow all of the state guidelines. Harris says the school system has taken steps to insure full compliance in the future.
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The owner of an Augusta County pond caved to state officials who fear the dam is in danger of giving way.
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The Department of Conservation and Recreation ordered the pond behind this dam near Steeles Tavern be drained immediately.
The 50-year old dam is eroded at the embankment and if it fails, it could flood several homes down below.
Late today, the owner said he plans to take a side out of the dam and let the water run out.
He says he doesn't know how much the operation will cost.
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The trial of home decorating diva Martha Stewart is ready to begin.
The latest from the courthouse when News 7 returns.
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((STACY CASE/CBS NEWS; A RELENTLESS PACE AS THE CANDIDATES VYING FOR THE DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL NOMINATION MARCH ACROSS NEW HAMPSHIRE. I'M STACEY CASE. THE LATEST FROM THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL, COMING UP. ))
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((Hey folks - Mike Stevens back in the News 7 Sports Office - as JR wins an award from the ACC. Charlene Curtis makes some noise on tobacco road with an upset of UNC. Norv is back - this time with the Raiders. Tiki is coming back to speak at UVa. Scott is gone in Jersey. And tomorrow night's Express game is postponed tonight on the Big 7.))[Primary]

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Voters in New Hampshire go to the polls tomorrow in the nation's first presidential primary.
As Stacy Case reports, all seven candidates were out in force hoping to get the vote.
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((Thank you THE NORTH CAROLINA SENATOR THE FORMER GOVERNOR
THE RETIRED GENERAL---- THE PACK, ACCORDING TO POLLS, CHASING

JOHN KERRY TO THE FINISH IN NEW HAMPSHIRE. RET GENERAL WESLEY CLARK/DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE We're talking about leadership that looks for the good of america as a whole. WESLEY CLARK CRISS-CROSSED THE GRANITE STATE ON 10 STOPS MONDAY, STRESSING A HIGHER STANDARD OF LEADERSHIP.
JOHN EDWARDS--- MIDDLE CLASS EMPOWERMENT.

SEN JOHN EDWARDS/DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE In an edwards administration, we're going to move back toward fiscal responsibility and back toward a balanced budget. IN DURHAM, THE DEAN CAMP BROUGHT IN PHYSICIAN WIFE, JUDY, TO SIGNAL SUPPORT. DEAN PUSHED HOPE FOR JOB GROWTH EVEN AS HE PLAYED CATCH UP FOR VOTES. HOWARD DEAN/DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE the first thing we need to do is stop giving tax cuts to big corporations who move their headquarters to bermuda and their jobs offshores some place else. cheering/clapping STACY CASE/REPORTING DESPITE KERRY'S DOUBLE DIGIT LEAD IN A CLUSTER OF POLLS, HOWARD DEAN NOW DECLARES HIMSELF WITHIN STRIKING DISTANCE OF WINNING NEW HAMPSHIRE. Stacy question: can you still feasibly pull it out tomorrow first place? Dean answer: yeah we can.. we're going to try.
KERRY, SENSING A DEAN RESURGENCE, ISN'T LETTING UP. SEN JOHN KERRY/DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: We have to go out and fight between now and tomorrow night when the polls close so that we can turn this country around. JOE LIEBERMAN WORKED TO WOO VOTERS WAITING TIL THE LAST MINUTE. CHARLIE SPANOS/NEW HAMPSHIRE VOTER: it's ticking and i think i'll make up my mind when i get into the booth.
THEN WE'LL WAIT FOR THE COUNT--- TO SEE WHO GOES HOME AND GOES ON. STACY CASE CBS NEWS BEDFORD, NH.))



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The voting in New Hampshire begins in just about one hour.
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At the stroke of midnight the residents of tiny Dixville Notch are the first to vote.
It is tradition in the small resort known for skiing and elegance....
At midnight Steve Barba will be one of 23 here to cast the first ballots.
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((STEVE BARBA/DIXVILLE NOTCH VOTER; YOU KNOW THIS IS THE FIRST TIME THAT THE PERSON CASTING A PRIVATE BALLOT WILL PUT A VOTE IN THE BOX FOR WHAT WILL ENIVATABLEY BE THE MOST POWERFUL MAN IN THE WORLD.))
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The folks in Dixville Notch are not always an indication of how the nation will vote. In fact it was 1972 before the Dixville Notch voters ever picked the winner.
People in the small town say their tradition gets the word out that it's important to vote and that every vote counts.
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Opening statements are scheduled to begin tomorrow in the case against Martha Stewart.
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U-S District Judge Miriam Cedarbaum told jurors to avoid the publicity surrounding the trial. Many of them told the judge they'd been exposed to the *pretrial* publicity, but say that they can be impartial. Stewart is accused of illegally selling her ImClone stock just before it's price plummeted.
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Still ahead on News 7, new views of Mars, thanks to NASA newest rover.
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Who says you should cut carbs? Not some doctors who say their diet helps people lose weight while still eating bagels, fruit and more.
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((THIS IS A DIET PEOPLE CAN LIVE WITH AND SHOULD LIVE WITH THE REST OF THEIR LIVES.))
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The latest research on a high carb diet coming up.
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[Senior-Diet]


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In this time of so many high protein.. low carb diets, now there's a diet that says carbohydrates are good.
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Researchers at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences say their diet can help Americans at risk for diabetes.. especially older Americans who are overweight.
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((RUTH GENTRY-FORD/DIETER; I MAY BE A CANDIDATE FOR DIABETES IF I DON'T CONTINUE TO WATCH MY WEIGHT.))
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Doctors put people ages 56 to 78 and all at risk for diabetes on a low FAT, high carbohydrate diet- including bagels, fruits and vegetables.
Dieters did not cut any calories, but they did exercise four times a week.. and after 12 weeks, lost an average of 11 pounds.
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((DR. WILLIAM EVANS/UNIV. OF ARKANSAS FOR MEDICAL SCIENCES; YOU CAN LOSE WEIGHT BY JUST REDUCING YOUR FAT INTAKE WITHOUT REDUCING YOUR TOTAL CALORIE INTAKE.))
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Doctors say unlike high protein diets, this is something people can and should stick with for the rest of their lives.
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A big honor for JR, Charlene looks for a win in Winston. Norv gets a job, Gibbs sets his staff, Tiki gets ready to speak and we'll check in with the Express. But first tonight's Extra Point -
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Byron Scott, who took the New Jersey Nets to the NBA finals each of the last two seasons, was fired today. Assistant Lawrence Frank takes over the team on an interim basis. Scott leaves as the winningest coach in team history and proof that if the Superstars on your team don't like you - you won't last.
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Roanoke's J.R. Reynolds is playing some of the best basketball of this his freshman season at UVa for the Cavaliers
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since the start of the new year. And now folks throughout the conference are taking note. Tonight, the former Roanoke Catholic star was named the ACC freshman of the week. In last week's games against Clemson and Carolina, JR had 26 points and shot 64 percent from the field. In the Cavs' loss to the Tarheels on Saturday, JR had a career high 15 points. The Cavs return to action this coming Saturday against Wake Forest in a 2:30 tip-off you can catch right here on Your Hometown Station.
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J.R. isn't the only one representing for the Star City tonight. Fleming and Radford U. grad Charlene Curtis had her Wake Forest
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women's team in action tonight against 10th ranked North Carolina. Wake senior Tonia Brown, a former Colonel herself, and her Demon Deacon teammates hung with the Heels in the first half and refused to fade after intermission. Brown had 14 points. And Wake was on top by four with 21 second to go, but look at this double pump three pointer by the Heels' Leah Metcalf. But that was it.
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Wake - the last place team in the ACC upsets 10th ranked North Carolina tonight 69 to 67.
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Charlene won 121 games from 1984 through 1990 when she was head coach of the Highlanders. Tonight RU's women picked up the 500th win in the history of that program. Radford beat Birmingham Southern 66-to-55 as Kylie Williamson hit six three pointers. The Radford men also won tonight beating Charleston Southern 71-to-70. The men's team is now 9-and-9 on the year.
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Meanwhile, VMI lost to Coastal Carolina 49-to-32. The Keydets shot 15 percent in the second half and just 23 percent for the game. VMI is now 3 and 14.

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Tiki Barber - is coming back to UVa this spring - to speak to some of the graduates in the class of 2004. The 1997 graduate of UVa's McIntire School of Commerce,
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is returning to Charlottesville to speak to the class of 2004 at the Valediction exercises on the lawn May 15th. Tiki was a member of the ACC honor roll and the ACC's all-Academic teams during his career at UVa. The valediction exercises are part of graduation weekend at Virginia and are held the day before commencement.
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Joe Gibbs has finalized his coaching staff. The 15 man group was completed with the hiring of LSU wide receivers' coach Stan Hixon.
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Hixon was part of Nick Saban's original staff at LSU in 2000, before that he coached receivers at Ga. Tech from 1995-99 and among his other stops was a short stint at Richmond in 1980.
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This means that Gibbs will now have the highest paid staff in NFL history, with his assistants making a combined $4 million bucks.
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His oldest son J.D. says his dad has surrounded himself with former colleagues and acquaintances for what he hopes will be a successful five year run.
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With his dad now back in football - J.D. will handle the day-to-day operations for the family's race teams in Huntersville, North Carolina.
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One of the men who followed in Gibbs' footsteps - Norv Turner - was named the latest head coach of the Oakland Raiders yesterday afternoon. Turner had spent the past two season as the offensive coordinator of the Dolphins in Miami. From 1994 to 2000 his Washington teams won 49 games and lost 59 and made the playoffs just once.
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[S-Express]


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The Roanoke Express has postponed its home game set for tomorrow night due to the bad weather in the Carolinas and Virginia. The 7pm face-off with Greenville has been rescheduled for Wednesday March 24th. That means Roanoke is guaranteed of having a losing record in a month for the first time all season long. Steve Mason crunches the numbers for us in Round House Wrap Up.
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[SUPER=01-Tony MacAulay/Express Head Coach; :17]
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[SUPER=01-Bryan McKenna/ECHL Commissioner; :41]
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[OUT Q=....steve mason round house wrap up"]
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((In October and November, Roanoke was 6 and 4 and 6 and 4. 5-3 and 2 in December. The Express has played short handed without Dan Carlson, Shawn Limpright and Now Joe Dusbabek for parts of the last 14 games that has resulted in a tough new years start.
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While the Express attendance is up by 224 fans, the average is a few thousand less than it was when the team started in the Star City, but this is not an uncommon ECHL problem. ((:))
A hard working Express front office and a new ECHL vision for rivalries will hopefully bring back any fans used to watching the Richmond Renegades now of the United Hockey League and Hampton Roads, which left for the AHL.)) ((:)) ((STEVE MASON:THE EXPRESS BATTLES THE GREENVILLE GRROWL TUESDAY NIGHT AT THE ROANOKE CIVIC CENTER AND THEN THE TEAM IS ON THE ROAD FOR 10 STRAIGHT. STEVE MASON ROUND HOUSE WRAP UP.))

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Scientists at NASA are tickled pink by the newest pictures of the red planet.
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There are now 18 working cameras on the surface of mars, allowing scientists to get a look from almost every angle.
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((JIM BELL/NASA JET PROPULSION LAB THIS IS LIKE THE HOLY GRAIL FOR A GEOLOGIST TO BE ABLE TO SEE THESE INCREDIBLE ROCKS THAT ARE IN THEIR NATIVE HABITAT AND EXPLORE THEM))
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[OUT Q=and explore them;]
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It is likely to be at least two weeks before scientists can roll the latest lander "Opportunity" off its platform to get a better look at the rocks. They want to make sure all systems are go and that a computer failure like the one that crippled the Spirit rover doesn't happen again.
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