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Snow is coming to the region.
We'll show you how much you could get.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

And, the six-legged messengers of death visit the Science Museum.
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[ANCHOR=Mike]
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Tonight on News 7 sports - Travis Wells checks in from Daytona with a preview tomorrow's twin 125s. Area college hoops are everywhere tonight -

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[VO-NAT]

And the Express trades defenseman Tim O'Connell to the Florida Everblades.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Robin]
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Dealing with various levels of snow accumulation Thursday. Southside will still get the most.
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News 7 is next.
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[WXPRO FULL]
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Our break from winter weather is just about over.
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There may be rain to the south, but it will be snow by the time it hits Virginia and North Carolina early in the morning.
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Good evening, I'm .
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And I'm .
[First-Wx]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


Just when you thought we'd make it a whole week without snow, sleet or ice, another winter storm appears on the horizon.
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Let's go right to meteorlogist Robin Reed to find out what we can expect.
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[SS=NONE]WEATHER CENTER Position #1


[WXPRO/FULL]STORM ZOOM CURRENT ADVISORIES

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[Schools]


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One school has already changed its schedule for tomorrow.
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[TAKE SCHOOLTOUCH FS]
Hargrave Military Academy will operate on a two hour delay.
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[Brown]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Her own lawyer calls it a case of lesbian sex in conflict with Old Testiment ideology. All the emotion and expressions of love and betrayal came tumbling out in court in Salem this afternoon. It all goes back to an attack by a female pastor on her neighbor- -a fellow pastor last summer. The victim's wife testified first.
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[OUT Q=I shouldn't have done it.]
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[VO-NAT]

In the end the Judge sent Judy Brown to jail for continuing to have contact with the Smart family after she'd been order to stay away. Judge Jim Swanson said he'd consider letting Brown out again if she can arrange to live somewhere other than next dooor to the Smarts.
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[Malpractice]


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Caps on damages and limits on lawyers fees are out.
A Senate panel thinks they have a better solution for dealing with the high costs of medical malpractice.
[DOUBLE BOXES=SHannon & Meghan/State Microwave;]


Meghan Muldoon joins us from the State Capitol with more.
Doctors and lawyers agree that rising medical malpractice insurance is a problem
[LIVE= Meghan /FULL State Microwave]
[SUPER=@Meghan1]
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Now lawmakers are saying that getting the state involved in the insurance business may be the solution.
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[SUPER=01-Thomas Albro/Virginia Trial Lawyers Assoc.; :00]
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[SUPER=01-Dr. Dan Tershak/Roanoke Surgeon; :35]
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(( CLEARLY DOCTORS ARE HURTING THERE'S NO MISTAKING THAT MALPRACTICE INSURANCE RATES ARE OUT THE ROOF. THE ISSUE IS WHY.)) [RUNS:06]
That is the question that a special legislative subcommittee will begin studying.
The Senate Courts of Justice Committee said "no" to additional caps on medical malpractice damages and no to limits on lawyers fees.
Instead, the panel will look into what's causing insurance rates to rise.
The senators also agreed to establish a state-run risk management pool for physicians like Dr. Dan Tershak a Roanoke surgeon who despite having no claims against him, had to close his private practice.
[SOT 13:23:34]

((DR DAN TERSHAK: I HAD A VERY SUCCESSFUL PRACTICE UNFORTUNATELY MY MALPRACTICE COMPANY WENT BANKRUPT ABOUT EIGHT MONTHS AGO AND WHEN IT CAME TIME TO FIND COVERAGE FROM ANOTHER COMPANY, I COULDN'T GET COVERAGE.)) [RUNS:13]
Physicians whose insurance rates have increased 25 percent or more in one year will also be eligible for the program.
Doctors would pay all the expenses but the state would need to front the two million dollar start-up costs.
Lynchburg Senator Steve Newman says the state-run insurance program is the first-of-its-kind in the nation and is necessary to help stop the bleeding in areas like his.
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((SENATOR STEVE NEWMAN/R-LYNCHBURG: WE'VE LOST OUR ONLY PERINATOLOGIST, WE'RE LOSING THE SPECIALTY ITEMS IN OUR AREA SO WE'VE GOT TO HAVE REGRESS.)) [RUNS:11]
[OUT Q=SO WE'VE GOT TO HAVE REGRESS.]))
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Lawmakers say they don't know how doctors would be eligible. No guarantee it will be cheaper
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The idea of damage caps likely to come up again.

[L'burg-Homeless]


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Lynchburg officials say a homeless man who died in a fire last week was one of those people who slip through the cracks of the system designed to help them.
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62-year-old Richard Wayne Dill died while trying to light a campfire in these woods where he'd been living.
Experts say Dill was typical of many homeless who don't seek the shelter or the help that's available through community agencies.
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((RHONDA FORD/CENTRAL VA HOMELESS COALITION: THERE ARE SO MANY THAT WE DON'T SEE. I THINK WE STILL LIVE IN A COMMUNITY THAT DOESN'T THINK HOMELESSNESS IS A REAL ISSUE HERE. PEOPLE ARE ALWAYS SHOCKED WHEN I SAY WE COUNTED 200 AND I KNOW THAT THAT NUMBER IS MUCH LOWER THAN THE NUMBER OF HOMELESS PEOPLE OUT THERE.))
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[OUT Q=people out there.]
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[VO-NAT]


Police say unless someone is a clear danger to themselves or others, they can't force anyone to get help.
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[QTL]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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A new learning tool is teaching educators a thing or two... Botetourt County has opened a Center for Quality Teaching and Learning. As Susan Bahorich explains, the approach is helping teachers keep all students on track.
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[SUPER=01-Diana Dixon/Botetourt Co. Schools; :24]
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[SUPER=01-Tamara McCullogh/QTL Instructor; :45]
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((WHAT'S 2 1/2 + 2 1/2?)) [RUNS:02]
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This may sound like a regular teacher in a normal classroom, but these "students" aren't used to being on this side of the desk.
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[IN Q= So I'm going..]

((SO I'M GOING TO LET YOU USE THE EXPLORATORY APPROACH TO LEARNING -AND EXPLORE.)) [RUNS:05]
[OUTQ=.. and explore.]


Jerry Calvert and his fellow students are part of a new teacher training program called Quality Teaching and Learning.



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[INQ=Part of the instruction...]

((DR. DIANA DIXON, BOTETOURT COUNTY SCHOOLS: PART OF THE INSTRUCTION IN THAT CLASSROOM, THAT MODEL CLASSROOM, IS TO SHOW HOW YOU CAN HAVE DIFFERENT STRATEGIES TO MEET THE NEEDS OF DIFFERENT STUDENTS WHETHER THAT STUDENT IS A VISUAL LEARNER, AUDITORY LEARNER, HANDS ON LEARNER...)) [RUNS:13]
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((BAHORICH STANDUP: QTL IS A NATIONWIDE PROGRAM THAT'S MADE IT'S WAY TO BOTETOURT COUNTY. THE HOPES IS IT WILL HELP TEACHERS WITH SOLS AND LEAVE NO CHILD BEHIND.)) [RUNS:09]
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[INQ=It helps them...]

((TAMARA MCCULLOGH, QTL INSTRUCTOR: IT HELP THEM REALLY EVALUATE WHAT STUDENTS ARE DOING, HELPS THEM LOOK WHERE STUDENT ARE DAY TO DAY, HELPS THEM MEET MORE SOLS, STANDARDS OF LEARNING IN VIRGINIA.)) [RUNS:14]
[OUTQ=... learning in Virginia.]


These 16-educators represent a variety of grades and learning levels using everything from computers to "old fashioned" page turning books.

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[INQ=We have..]

((JERRY CALVERT, SPECIAL ED TEACHER: WE HAVE TO ALWAYS MODIFY AND CHANGE DAILY AND THIS IS WHAT THIS CLASS IS GOING TO HELP ME DO, TO BRING IT TO THE CLASS WITH A WIDE ARRAY OF LEARNING STYLES.)) [RUNS:12]
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And even if the students may be on different levels, teachers and course instructors have the same objective - to help *ALL* the children learn to the best of their abilities, with the resources that are available.
Susan Bahorich, News 7, Botetourt County.))

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[ENG#=V10]


There's a third choice for mayor in Roanoke... and it's a familiar one for voters.
The story when News 7 returns.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


And 5 years of work pay off for a quilter with a nose for NASCAR.
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[Primary-Follow]
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Governor Mark Warner may already be trying to line up his next gig.
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[ENG#=1]
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[VO-NAT]
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Warner has been visibly backing Democratic Presidential hopeful John Kerry.
Last night he introduced Kerry before his primary victory speech.
Political experts say Warner may be trying to secure future work in the national spotlight.
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[IN Q=An ambassadorship]

((CRAIG BRIANS/VA TECH POLITICAL SCIENCE PROFESSOR: AN AMBASSADOR SHIP TO SOMEWHERE, THOSE ARE VERY DESIRABLE POSITIONS. AND IF THERE IS A CHANGE AT THE PRESIDENCY IN NOVEMBER THESE WILL ALL BE OPEN. ALL THE APPOINTED POSITIONS WILL BE OPEN.))
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Brians also says a cabinet position wouldn't be out of the question.
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[McCadden]


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As an Independent, Mac McCadden says he can represent all of Roanoke.
Today, he formally announced his campaign for Mayor.
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[IN Q=My name is Delvis]

((MY NAME IS DELVIS O. MAC MCCADDEN AND I'M RUNNING FOR THE RIGHT REASONS.))
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[OUT Q=and I'm running for the right reasons.]
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[VO-NAT]
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Family and friends joined McCadden this morning outside the Roanoke Civic Center.
A member of city council from 1992 until 1996, McCadden came in a close second to Ralph Smith when he ran for mayor four years ago.
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[SOT 10:53]
[IN Q=A vote for me]

((MAC MCCADDEN/(I) CANDIDATE FOR MAYOR; A VOTE FOR ME IS A VOTE FOR HELPING TO PRESERVE WHAT WE HAVE HERE, THE GOOD THINGS, AND HOPING TO INSTILL BETTER THINGS IN ROANOKE SO OUR KIDS DO STAY HERE.))
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[OUT Q=so our kids do stay here.]
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For the first time in 25 years, McCadden says he believes the election will be decided on issues, rather than the candidates' personal popularity.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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McCadden will face Democrat Nelson Harris and Republican Alice Hincker in the May 4th election.

[Martin]


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A showdown between a car dealer and a car dealer's wife is shaping up in Lynchburg's Ward One.
Marie Martin says she is gathering signatures to run against Julian Adams in May's city council election.
Martin is the wife of Jim Martin, who owns a local Pontiac dealership.
Adams is a Chrysler-Jeep dealer.
Martin says she'll make an announcement next week.

[Stocks]


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Stocks moved higher after some reassuring words from the Federal Reserve chairman. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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The DOW jumped 124 points.
NASDAQ rose 14.
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[SPONSOR ANNOUNCE]
[COMMERCIAL]

[CSI-Exhibit]


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If you watch the CBS show CSI you're familiar with some of the techniques investigators use to solve crimes. For an even better understanding of forensics check out the Science Museum and an exhibit that will have you buggin.'

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((Flies, maggots, termites, beetles. Irritants to most of us but when placed at a murder scene they become a priceless source of information.
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((STUART HILL/SCIENCE MUSEUM OF WESTERN VA: FLIES DEVELOP FROM MAGGOTS AND IF YOU CAN DATE WHEN THE MAGGOTS START TO DEVELOP ON THE BODY IT'S IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR SOLVING A CRIME.)) [RUNS:10] CSI: Crime Scene Insects focuses on forensic entemology, a science that's been around since the 13-hundreds but that's made most of its greatest strides only during the last decade. Dr. Lee Goff is curator of the exhibit. One of just twelve board certified forensic entemologists his cases show up on both the tv show and the science museum floor.
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((RANDY SMITH/EXHIBIT Q: THIS IS A REENACTMENT OF ACTUAL CRIME SCENE THAT OCCURRED IN HAWAII. WHAT'S INTERESTING ABOUT THIS CRIME SCENE IS THAT THE BODY WAS FOUND IN THE MIDDLE OF A CANE FIELD AND THE INSECTS FOUND ON IT WERE INSECTS ONLY FOUND INDOORS. SO WHAT YOU HAVE HERE ARE THE DETECTIVES' NOTES THAT KIND OF GIVE YOU A CLUE AS TO WHERE THE CRIME OCCURRED AND THERE'S A SOLUTION MANUAL TO IT AS TO WHAT ACTUALLY HAPPENED.)) [RUNS:25]
[OUT Q=to what actually happened.]

You'll learn about the history of forensic entemology, the life-cycle of insects and why they're considered to be one of the most valuable determinants of time of death. It's fascinating but, it's not pretty.
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[IN Q=This is the most graphic...]

((RANDY SMITH/EXHIBIT Q: THIS IS THE MOST GRAPHIC. THIS SHOWS THE STAGES OF DEATH AND DECOMPOSITION. WE HAVE TWO DIFFERENT FIBERGLASS MODELS SHOWING THE STAGES OF DEATH AFTER TWO DAYS AND FIVE DAYS AND THE INSECT INFESTATION THAT WOULD BE OCCURRING IN THIS TIME FRAME.)) [RUNS:18]
[OUT Q=occuring in this time frame.]))
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[ANCHOR=Shan]
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The museum says the exhibit is not meant to shock or disturb and is suitable for kids in elementary-school. Crime Scene Insects will feed until May 17th.

[Nascar-Quilt]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=syo]
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Success is has been slow in coming to a local artist who's honored Nascar.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]
Quilter Carol Mesimer (MEE-simm-err) finished "Big Boys Toys #44" last summer after starting the piece in 1998.

The design was intended to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Hot Wheels. Her son asked her to feature Kyle Petty's car. The quilt will be highlighted in Quilter's Newsletter Magazine sometime in the next year. Mesimer is also behind a push to make teddy bears for Kyle Petty's Victory Junction Gang Camp for terminally ill children. With help from volunteers she plans to crank out 30 bears.
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[Sports Tease]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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Coming up tonight on News 7 Sports - it's a huge night for college roundball and the Express shakes up its roster.

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[VO-NAT]

Plus, Travis Wells checks in from Daytona on the final preparations leading up to tomorrow's qualifying races for the 500.
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[S-Speed]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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This was a busy day at Daytona as the Nextel Cup drivers got in their final practice laps before tomorrow Gatorade Twin 125 mile qualifying races. Travis Wells tells us how those laps turned out, and he gives us a look at the first circuits of the week for those on the Craftsman Truck Series.

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[SUPER=01-Jeff Gordon/Starts 20th in 1st Twin 125; 1;12]
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[S-Hokies]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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Virginia Tech hosts Big East rival Georgetown tonight at Cassell Coliseum in a 7pm tip-off.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]

The Hokies upset nationally ranked Providence last week and since then Bryant Matthews and Coleman Collins have earned Big East player and rookie of the week honors. Needless to say - they have the Hoyas' attention.
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[OUT Q=...ELSE BETTER THAN THAT."]
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Virginia will try to get its act together in Durham against number one Duke. The Cavs have lost 16 of their last 17 ACC road games, and haven't won in Durham since January of 1995.
[GRAPHIC=RADFORD]

Also tonight, Radford is home hosting Longwood at 7.
[GRAPHIC=VMI]

VMI is home as well, with a 7pm tip against UNC Asheville.
[GRAPHIC=ODAC]

The Roanoke College men entertain rival Emory & Henry at 7 at the Bast Center.
[GRAPHIC=DAZZLE]

And the Dazzle is home tonight hosting Asheville also at 7pm.

[S-Express]


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The Roanoke Express is shaking things up this evening. The team is fighting for its life on what is turning out to be a murderous 10 game road trip.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]

Today the team traded defenseman Tim O'Connell to the Florida Everblades for forward Carl Mallette and defenseman Kevin Holdridge. The 26 year old O'Connel was in his second season with the Express. (------------)