[1-News-Head]

[ANCHOR=Shannon]

A female pastor who attacked her lover's husband will serve prison time.
We'll tell you about her sentence.
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[ENG#=1]
[VO-NAT :05]

And, rumors of a "hit-list" follow the removal of a student from a Giles County school.
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[Sports-Head]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
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[ENG#=2]

Tonight on News 7 sports - the Express tries to stay hot for another night at the Roundhouse.
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[VO-NAT]


and Travis Wells checks in from Bristol - with a report on today's practice and qualifying.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Robin]
[SS=None]


If you thought temperatures were warm today you were right. Roanoke even tied the record. What's ahead for the weekend? Details ahead.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 3-Shot]


News 7 is next.
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[OUT Q=disgraced the ministry.]
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[VO-NAT]


She tried to kill her fellow pastor... This afternoon she learns her fate.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[GRAPHIC=News7at6]


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

[Brown]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=03-55 TC1:52:42]
[GRAPHIC=Judy Brown]


A Female pastor caught up in a lesbian love affair has been sentenced for attacking her lover's husband with a crowbar.
51 year old Judy Brown will serve eight years in prison for last August's attack.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Shannon & Richard /Microwave;]


Richard Lesko was at today's hearing and has more.
[LIVE= Richard /FULL Microwave]
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((ROLLCUE:...horrified by what she had done.))
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[SUPER=01-Judy Brown/Defendant; :00]
[SUPER=01-Ted Smart/Victim; :23]
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[OUT Q=extreme measures she did.]
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[OUTQ=was married to Brown's lover.]
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[DOUBLE BOXES=Shannon & Richard /Microwave;]



[Giles-Threat]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rde]
[TAPE#=04-03 TC52:50]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=1]


The Giles County Sheriff's office is investigating threats of violence at Giles High School.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Giles Co.;]


A male student was removed from the school this week after several students said he threatened them.
Despite rumors about an alleged "hit list" targeting students, investigators say no list exists.
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[SOT: 30:32:00 ]
[IN Q=In any community]

((DR. BOB MCCRACKEN:IN ANY COMMUNITY WHEN PEOPLE BEGIN TO TALK IT'S LIKE A WHISPER GAME. WHAT STARTS OUT AS A FACT, BY THE TIME IT GETS 5 PEOPLE DOWN THE LINE. THERE'S STILL TRUTH TO IT. BUT NOT NECESSARILY ALL OF ITS TRUE.))
[SUPER=01-Bob McCracken/Giles Co. Superintendent;]
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[OUT Q=of its true.]
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[VO-NAT]


School officials say the incident was isolated but they take all threats seriously.
No arrests have been made. Neither has a decision about whether the student will be allowed to return to school.
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[Virus-Update]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rde]
[TAPE#=04-11 TC22:36]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=2]


A fast spreading virus, may finally be slowing down in Pulaski County.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pulaski Co./Yesterday;]


Fewer students were out today because of a highly contagious stomach flu.
The Norovirus lasts a day or two and causes vomiting and diarrhea.
2-teachers and 102 students were out sick today and school officials say most of them were also out with the bug yesterday.
Health officials say the best defense is washing your hands.
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[Kelley-Superintendent]


[ANCHOR=SHannon]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=04-06 TC50:17]
[GRAPHIC=Wayne Harris]
[ENG#=3]


With the announcement that Wayne Harris is stepping down, the Roanoke City School Board is now looking for an interim superintendent.
Today, one leading candidate removed his name from consideration.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/January;]


Assistant Superintendent Dick Kelley informed school board members that he will not be a candidate for the interim appointment.
Kelley has worked for the school system since 1980 and has served under three superintendents.
In January, he announced that he will leave the system at the end of the year.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[GRAPHIC=None]


In a letter to the board, Kelley said his retirement plans haven't changed. While he promises to work toward a smooth transition, Kelley indicated he isn't interested in the interim post.

[Drowning]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=04-07 TC47:40]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=4]


A boating accident near Big Island today claimed the life of a Pittsylvania County man.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.]


Authorities say two men were fishing in the James River near Big Island when their boat capsized, throwing them both into the water.
65-year-old James Edward Farmer had reportedly taken his life jacket off and was reaching over to pull up the anchor.
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[SOT 13:12:17]
[IN Q=If you've been]

((FRANK NEIGHBORS/GAME WARDEN: IF YOU'VE BEEN ON A SMALL BOAT BEFORE YOU KNOW WHAT HAPPENS IF YOU PUT A LOT OF WEIGHT ON ONE SIDE THEY TILT, AND THAT'S WHAT HAPPENED. THIS WAS A BIG GENTLEMAN COMPARED TO THE OTHER GUY AND IT JUST TILTED OVER ON HIM. SUPPOSEDLY FROM WHAT I UNDERSTAND, THE BOAT SUNK TO THE BOTTOM OF THE RIVER. IT SUNK TO THE BOTTOM.))
[SUPER=01-Frank Neighbors/Game Warden]
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[OUT Q=sunk to the bottom.]
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[VO-NAT]


William Forrest Lindsey was treated for exposure and released from the hospital.
Farmer's death has been ruled an accident.
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[Richmond-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=04-04 TC1:02:28]
[GRAPHIC=Fire]
[ENG#=1]


Smoke hangs over downtown Richmond tonight after a massive fire.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


The blaze started just after noon today in an apartment building under contruction.
Winds blew burning debris onto other buildings on Broad Street near Virginia Commonwealth University.
Some 19 homes and other buildings have been damaged or destroyed.
A firefighter and a police officer were treated for smoke inhalation, but no one was seriously injured.
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[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[SS=NONE]
[ENG#=V10]


Still ahead on News 7, a man admits to a crime spree that stretched across Central Virginia.
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[VO-NAT]


Plus the remains of a Confederate sailor lie in state in Richmond.
How local reenactors will help bury the crew of the submarine Hunley when News 7 returns.
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[1st-Wx]
[Hunley]

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[ANCHOR=Shan]
[NEWSCAST=6 p.m.]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=04-01 TC1:23:33]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=1]

140-years ago, a confederate submarine went down after ramming a torpedo into the union vessel Housatonic. As the H-L Hunley settled into it's watery grave it also changed the tide of history becoming the first submarine ever to sink a ship in wartime. This spring, the Hunley's sailors, including one from Virginia, are being honored.
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[IN Q=Frank Collins, Fredericksburg native and Confederate sailor...]
[SUPER=03-Richmond; :00]
[SUPER=01-Paul Rice/2nd Virginia Cav., Co. C; :19]
[SUPER=03-Salem/March 20; :28]
[SUPER=01-Sandy Lucas/2nd Virginia Cav., Co. C; :57]
[SUPER=03-Charleston, SC/2000; 1:06]
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[OUT Q=I reckon would be the word.]

((NATS OF CEREMONY IN RICHMOND
[RUNS=]

Frank Collins, Fredericksburg native and confederate sailor was remembered in Richmond with a somber ceremony Friday morning. An honor guard led a casket in Collins' memory to the state capitol. Members of Botetourt's 2nd Virginia Cavalry Company C planned to be there.
[SOT 17:18:04 - 17:18:14]
[IN Q=To be involved in a real funeral for a real confederate...]

((RICE: TO BE INVOLVED IN A REAL FUNERAL FOR A REAL CONFEDERATE AND A REAL VIRGINIAN I MEAN, THIS IS ONCE IN A LIFE TIME AND I DON'T KNOW HOW TO DESCRIBE IT.)) [RUNS:10]
[OUT Q=I don't know how to describe it.]

Next month, Paul Rice and his fellow re-enactors will also take part in another funeral, for all 8-Hunley sailors to be held in South Carolina. Their work has yielded state flags to put on the coffin, a medal bearing Collins' name and support at the highest ranks.
[SOT 17:14:53 - 17:15:06]
[IN Q=We went to Morgan Griffith and got...]

((PAUL RICE/2ND VIRGINIA CAV. CO. C: WE WENT TO MORGAN GRIFFITH AND GOT A RESOLUTION PASSED. WE WENT THROUGH THE GOVERNOR, WORKED WITH THE STATE TO TRY TO GET AN OFFICIAL IN SOUTH CAROLINA.)) [RUNS:13]
[OUT Q=get an official in South Carolina.]

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[IN Q=There's so much equipment...]

((SANDY LUCAS/2ND VIRGINIA CAVALRY CO. C: THERE'S SO MUCH EQUIPMENT AND ANIMALS TO MOVE AND THINGS TO COORDINATE THAT, UH...)) [RUNS:05]
[OUT Q=to coordinate that, uh...]

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((LUCAS: IT'S AN AMAZING THING TO BRING IT ALL TOGETHER.)) [RUNS:03]
[OUT Q=bring it all together.]

The Hunley itself is in Charleston after being recovered in 2000. Lucas visited its remains and was awe-struck by its size.
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[IN Q=Terrifically confined...]

((SANDY LUCAS/2ND VIRGINIA CAV. CO. C: TERRIFICALLY CONFINED. AS A MAN WOULD ENTER THE HATCH HE WOULD HAVE TO GO DOWN AND AS SOON AS HE WAS DOWN,OF COURSE, HE WOULD HAVE TO BEND OVER.)) [RUNS:07]
[OUT Q=he would have to bend over.]

The sub may have been small but the interest it and next month's ceremony have generated is anything but.
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[IN Q=It's building, the anticipation is really building...]

((RICE: IT'S BUILDING, THE ANTICIPATION IS REALLY BUILDING AND I'M REALLY GETTING EXCITED ABOUT DOING IT AND AT THE SAME TIME, KNOWING IT'S ALL GOING TO BE OVER WHEN IT'S DONE, IT'S ALL KIND OF A MIXED FEELING WITH ME. 17:18:41 REPORTER: BITTERSWEET. RICE: BITTERSWEET, I RECKON WOULD BE THE WORD.)) [RUNS:15]
[OUT Q=I reckon would be the word.]))
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[ANCHOR=Shan]
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The funeral for the Hunley's entire eight-man crew is scheduled for April 17th in Charleston.

[County-AX]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6 PM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=03-54 TC2:01:38]
[GRAPHIC=Fatal Accident]
[ENG#=2]


A fatal accident in Roanoke County has resulted in charges several weeks later.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./February]


It happened on the night of February 27th in the Glenvar area of Route 460.
Police say 69 year old Ovella Shaver was turning left onto Fort Lewis Church Road.
59 year old William McNew crashed into her, he later died of his injuries.
She now faces a reckless driving charge.
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[Garland]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
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[TAPE#=04-05 TC1:10:42]
[GRAPHIC=Guilty Plea]
[ENG#=3]


Guilty pleas today from a Maryland man charged in a two-day crime spree in central Virginia last fall.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Nelson Co./November 13]


23-year-old Orlando Garland admitted to robbing two Lynchburg convenience stores in November, then stealing a car and fleeing to Nelson County.
Police nabbed Garland after he allegedly tried rob another store near Lovingston and exchanged gunshots with the owner.
He faces up to two life terms when he's sentenced in May.
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[Hubbard]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=04-09 TC33:13]
[GRAPHIC=Sentencing]
[ENG#=4]


A Lynchburg man is heading to prison for 48 years for a drug-related murder nearly two years ago.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg/July 2002]


37-year-old Gerald Wayne Hubbard gunned down 16-year-old Ronrico (ron-REE-koh) Robinson in July of 2002.
Police say Hubbard killed Robinson because the teen had sold him tainted cocaine.
He pleaded guilty to second degree murder last month, but maintained his innocence in court today.
Hubbard claims he was simply taking the rap for his girlfriend.
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[Stocks]


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Afternoon gains on Wall Street disappeared late in the day. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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The DOW fell six points.
NASDAQ lost seven.
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[SPONSOR ANNOUNCE]
[COMMERCIAL]

[Teen-Center]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rde]
[TAPE#=04-02 TC1:41:05]
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[ENG#=1]


Teenagers often complain they have nothing to do.
But that's a phrase you don't hear much of any more in one Montgomery County community.
New River Valley Bureau Chief Rachel DePompa takes us to Shawsville, where a new teen center is the talk of town.

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[SUPER=01-Jessica Akers/Volunteer; :11]
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[SUPER=01-Ken Gray/Parent; :50]
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((NATS- BASKETBALL DRIBBLE. NATS POOL 6:30:00 NATS PING POBG 7:21:00
It may look like a giant game room, but this is the new place to be on Saturday nights in Shawsville.

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[SOT: 2:30:22 ]
[IN Q=They play air]

((JESSICA AKERS: THEY PLAY AIR HOCKEY, THEY PLAY POOL THEY PLAY BASKETBALL, WE HAVE SOME COMPUTER GAMES IN THERE. WE HAVE BOARD GAMES.)) [RUNS:08]
[OUT Q=board games.]


It's called straight street youth center and it's leading kids straight away from any trouble.

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[SOT:19:14:00 ]
[IN Q=There's no]

((LUKE HALL: THERE'S NO DRUGS, OR NO PEOPLE, THAT BULLY YOU HERE, IT'S JUST A GREAT PLACE FOR KIDS TO HANG OUT.)) [RUNS:10]
[OUT Q=to hang out.]



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[SOT :4:03:00 ]
[IN Q=We just]

((TIMOTHY HALL: WE JUST HUNG AROUND THE HOUSE AND HAD NOTHING TO DO. WHEN THEY OPENED THIS PLACE UP THIS IS WHERE EVERYBODY HANGS OUT NOW.)) [RUNS:06]
[OUT Q=out now.]


NATS- PICKING UP PUCK- 7:00:00 NATS ICE HOCKEY 6:35:00
It's not all fun and games either, kids themselves get to volunteer and every Saturday night leaders set aside time to talk about issues affecting teens.

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[SOT: 1:25:00 ]
[IN Q=They come]

((KEN GRAY: THEY COME HERE AND THEY'RE GLAD THAT THIS PLACE IS HERE BECAUSE THEY DON'T HAVE ANY PLACE TO GO, ANY PLACE TO HANG OUT CAUSE IF THEY DON'T HAVE A PLACE THEN THEY'RE GOING TO GET IN TROUBLE AND WE DON'T WANT TO SEE THAT HAPPEN AND WE WANT THEM TO HAVE A POSITIVE PLACE TO GO.)) [RUNS:11]
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[IN Q=They're now]

((RACHEL DEPOMPA: THEY'RE NOW SHOOTING FOR BEING OPEN ON FRIDAYS. ON SATURDAYS... THEY HAVE ABOUT 100 KIDS HERE. THEY JUST NEED MORE VOLUNTEERS TO GET THIS PLACE OPEN ONE EXTRA DAY.)) [RUNS:10]
[OUT Q=one extra day.]



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[SOT:59]
[IN Q=]

((KEN GRAY: WE'RE STRETCHED THIN RIGHT NOW WITH THE VOLUNTEERS THAT WE HAVE NOW AND WE CAN'T OPEN ANOTHER NIGHT WITH OUT HAVING SOME MORE VOLUNTEERS.)) [RUNS:07]
[OUT Q=more volunteers]


Donations got straight street going. .. It's now a road these kids want to keep open. Rachel DePompa, News 7, Shawsville.))

[Sports Tease]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=V10]

Tonight in sports - qualifying from Bristol. Travis Wells checks in from the concrete bowl -
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[VO-NAT]

And the Express is trying to save its postseason prowess - and move a step closer to the playoffs tonight as they host Florida.
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[S-Stuff]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-167 ]
[GRAPHIC=TECH HOOPS]
[ENG#=4]

We begin tonight with a shocker from the Virginia Tech campus. Highly successful and even more popular Tech head coach women's basketball coach Bonnie Henrickson is leaving Tech to coach at the University of Kansas.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00]

Henrickson has averaged 23 wins a season in 7 years with the Hokies. Under her guidance the Tech women have never missed the postseason. She has taken them to the NIT twice and the NCAA tournament 5 times including this just completed season. The Kansas job is a lateral move at best and this year the Jayhawks were horrible going 2 and 14 in the Big 12 and finishing just 9-and-19 overall. She met with her players this afternoon and informed them of the decision. Several people close to the program believe clashes with the athletic administration led to her departure.
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[S-Qualify]


[ANCHOR=mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-161 TC13814]
[GRAPHIC=Bristol Motor Speedway]
[ENG#=1]


Thunder Valley is a busy place this weekend culminating with Sunday's Food City 500. It's the first short track race of the season, and while fans may see some new additions to the track, it's an old master hoping to regain his lost form at the World's Fastest Half Mile. Travis Wells has more fron Bristol.
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[SUPER=01-Jeff Gordon/Five Career Bristol Wins; :50]
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[S-Playoffs]


[ANCHOR=mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-165 1:32:38]
[GRAPHIC=echl playoffs]
[ENG#=]


The ECHL playoffs are fast approaching and if there was one game the Roanoke Express needs its fans more than ever this season, it's tonight's - when the team goes head to head with the Florida Everblades, the team that currently occupies that fourth and final playoff spot.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Last Night; :00]


The Express trails the Everblades by three points and a win trims the lead to a single point.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=BITES]
[SUPER=01-Kevin Bergin/Express Defenseman; :03]
[SUPER=01-Tony MacAulay/Express Head Coach; :15]
[RUNS=:24]
[OUT Q=..who wants it more"]
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[Fowler]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=cja]
[TAPE#=04-08 TC55:17]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=1]


Some local students had a true 'hands-on' experience today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


Jim Fowler, host of the 1960's television show 'Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom', visited students at Bonsack Elementary this afternoon-- bringing with him some friends from Mill Mountain Zoo.
He used the animals to teach students about the importance of conservation and wildlife.
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[SOT 18:29:01]
[IN Q= You have]

((JIM FOWLER/WILDLIFE EXPERT: YOU HAVE A UNIQUE PLACE AROUND ROANOKE, YOU HAVE OPEN SPACE AND WILDLIFE AND WILDERNESS.
AND YOU CAN UNDERSTAND HOW THE WORLD WORKS HERE, AND IS PART OF YOUR EXISTENCE. OTHER PARTS OF THE WORLD DON'T HAVE ANY OF THAT LEFT.))
[SUPER=01-Jim Fowler/Wildlife Expert]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=any of that left.]
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[VO-NAT]


Students saw a number of unique animals, and many were anxious to get their hands on the creatures.
Fowler also spoke at Oak Grove and Penn Forest Elementary schools. (------------)