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ANCHOR=Keith
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The man who says he's a victim of city police brutality has got a lawyer pressing for a broader investigation.
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VO-NAT

please track the sound ON TAPE under the music!
And the sweet sound of success at Shredded Products in Franklin County has drowned out what vocal opposition there once was to the plant.
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Sports-Head


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#Head
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In sports, We'll take a look back at the last time a number one ranked team played at the Cassell.
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VO-NAT (eng)


Two of the favorites will talk about their chances of winning this Sunday's Daytona 500.
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WX-Head
TALENT=Robin
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Snow storms are bad enough but these dustings are ridiculous. The weekend is a mix of sun and more snow. We will explain in a few minutes.

Leftwich


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=six
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#96-13
GRAPHIC=Roanoke City Seal


The Roanoke man who complained of police brutality during an arrest Sunday is now calling for state and federal investigations of the incident.
Steven Leftwich isn't satisfied with the police department's review of the case.
Double Box=Keith/Joe


And tonight Joe Dashiell is in the newsroom with the latest word from Steven Leftwich's attorney.
LIVE=Joe Full/Newsroom
SUPER=@Joe1;


Keith, Harold Barnes says he searching for the truth and he doesn't think he found it in the department's internal review.
He wants the Justice Department, the State Attorney General's office, and a special prosecutor to conduct their own investigations.
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SUPER=01-Harold Barnes/Leftwich's Attorney; :28
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OUT Q=and the facts will prove that.


((Steven Leftwich and his cousin William Hayden joined their attorney for a morning news conference.
But they let Harold Barnes do the talking.
What should have been a routine traffic stop took a violent turn early Sunday.
While police chief M. David Hooper says the officers used reasonable force to subdue and arrest Leftwich, Barnes says his client did not deserve the beating he received.
Five days after the incident, Barnes says, Leftwich's face is a testimony to what happened.
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IN Q=Mr. Leftwich did not jump

((HAROLD BARNES/LEFTWICH'S ATTORNEY: MR. LEFTWICH DID NOT JUMP OUT OF THE CAR AND START ASSAULTING POLICE OFFICERS. THAT WOULD HAVE BEEN TOTALLY IRRESPONSIBLE AND OUT OF CHARACTER AND HE HAS LIVED IN THIS COMMUNITY ALL OF HIS LIFE AND HE'S NOT KNOWN FOR THAT KIND OF THING. SO I SUBMIT THAT IT DID NOT HAPPEN AND THE FACTS WILL PROVE THAT.))
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OUT Q=facts will prove that.))



LIVE=Joe Full/Newsroom


Leftwich did not take part in the police department's review of the incident... and did not comment to reporters today.
Double Boxes=Keith and Joe/Newsroom


But Keith, Harold Barnes says his client wants to tell his story and will cooperate with authorities at the appropriate time.

(Keith QUESTION: WILL WE SEE A LAWSUIT FROM THIS INCIDENT?)


Body-Found


ANCHOR=keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=spr
TAPE#96-3
GRAPHIC=None


A badly decomposed body is found in Botetourt County.
Now the sheriff's department is calling the death suspicious.
31- year- old Rebecca Jean Wright was reported missing in December.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;


Yesterday, two men found her remains along the banks of the James River... near Cherry Tree Bottom.
That location is about a mile downstream from an interstate bridge.
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SOT 15:32:56
IN Q=Fairly unusual

((REED KELLY/BOTETOURT COUNTY SHERIFF: FAIRLY UNUSUAL PLACE TO FIND A BODY. THE CIRCUMSTANCES SURROUNDING THE DISAPPEARANCE OF THIS PERSON WERE SUSPICIOUS. THAT ALONG WITH SOME OTHER THINGS POINT TO A SUSPICIOUS DEATH. ))
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ANCHOR=keith
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Wright's body was brought to Roanoke for an autopsy.
The cause of death won't be released until sometime next week.

Cole


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=tal
TAPE#96-19
GRAPHIC=Radford University


The medical examiner has determined a Radford University freshman apparently drank herself to death.
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VO-NAT


Lab reports indicate 18 year- old Valerie Cole died as a result of acute alcohol poisoning.
SUPER=03-Radford/Wednesday;


Cole was found dead in her dorm room Saturday morning.
The university has suspended two fraternities whose parties she attended the night before for alleged alcohol violations.
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Gillespie


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=tal
TAPE#96-18
GRAPHIC=wipe wipe wipe
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Wednesday;


And at Virginia Tech, the graduate student found dead in the woods behind Lane Stadium apparently committed suicide.
Tuesday a passerby found the body of 26- year- old Theresa Cortney Gillespie.
An autopsy showed no signs of physical injury or foul play.
Blood tests have revealed the student friends and teachers described as a brilliant poet took an overdose of sleeping pills.
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Snow


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=tho
TAPE#96-15
GRAPHIC=Winter Weather


Once again the snow has turned portions of Virginia into a winter wonderland.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Snowplows have been out since the early hours this morning clearing snow and putting down chemicals.
V-DOT officials say because this is a wetter snow and the accumulation is not as much as the last two snows--drivers might be fooled by the appearance of the roads.
SUPER=03-Montgomery County;


Snow was the cause of an accident in Montgomery County early this afternoon.
The driver of the vehicle lost control of the car on the slick road, hit the embankment and overturned.
One person was injured in the accident.
SUPER=03-Lynchburg;


Besides driving at slower speeds there are some precautions that travelers need to take BEFORE they get on the road.
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IN Q=A good thing

((LAURA BULLOCK/VA.DEPT. OF TRANSPORTATION; A GOOD THING TO DO TODAY IS TO MAKE SURE YOUR HEADLIGHTS ARE CLEAR AND YOUR TAIL LIGHTS ARE CLEARED AND IF YOU CAN, CLEAR OFF YOUR CAR BEFORE YOU GET OUT ON THE ROAD. SNOW BLOWING OFF THE VEHICLES REALLY IS A PROBLEM FOR OTHER DRIVERS AS WELL AS FOR THE PERSON WHOSE DRIVING THE CAR.))
SUPER=01-Laura Bullock/Va. Dept. of Transportation;
RUNS=:17
OUT Q=driving the car.
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ANCHOR=Keith
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V-DOT officials report road crews will continue working through the night.

Closings


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=sly
TAPE#None
GRAPHIC=School Information


The snow has caused a number of area colleges to cancel classes--here's the latest information we have. Take Pinnacle Boards
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ANCHOR=Keith
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Still to come on News 7 at Six---

Last month's fatal fire in Roanoke--which killed four young children--prompts some changes in the city's proposed rental inspection program. We'll have details.
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Also--despite some early concerns from neighbors, it seems a factory that recycles old cars has found a new home in Franklin County.
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Craig-Fire


ANCHOR=keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=spr
TAPE#95-114
GRAPHIC=Fire Investigation


Investigators may never know what caused a fatal fire in Craig County.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Craig Co./January 30;


Last month, 5- year- old Christopher Howard, and his sister, 3- year- old Harle (HAR-lee) Howard died when flames engulfed their New Castle home.
Apparently the children locked themselves in a closet when the blaze broke out.
Family members and neighbors tried to save them, but couldn't.
The State Police was unable to determine how the fire started, and officials say the investigation is closed.
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Rental-Inspection


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=Six
WRITER=Dal
TAPE#96-1
GRAPHIC=Roanoke City Seal


A house fire which killed four children and their grandmother last month has drawn attention to Roanoke's proposed Rental Inspection Program.
One element of the proposal would require the inspection of empty rental units before they can be rented again.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/File Tape;


The program would be implemented in the older areas of the city.
Initially it would be instituted on a smaller scale.
The location of the pilot program will be decided at a public workshop.
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SOT 5:10:24
IN Q=the goal

((MICHELLE BONO/ROANOKE CITY SPOKESPERSON: THE GOAL OF OUR RENTAL INSPECTION PROGRAM IS TO PROVIDE QUALITY HOUSING IN THE CITY TO PLACES THAT MIGHT NOT BE SAFE, THAT NEED ATTENTION. RENTAL UNITS SPECIFICALY AND THEN WORK WITH THE LANDLORDS TO TAKE THE STEPS TO MAKE THEM SAFE.))
SUPER=01-Michelle Bono/Roanoke City Spokesperson;
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OUT Q=MAKE THEM SAFE
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Anchor=Keith
SS=Roanoke City Seal


A public workshop is set for March 7th at the Roanoke Civic Center Exhibition Hall.

Clauson


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6p
WRITER=JMC
TAPE#95-115
GRAPHIC=Lynchburg Seal


The latest candidate running for Lynchburg city council is a professor at Liberty University.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg


Kevin Clauson says he's a conservative Republican, who hopes to bring the "Reagan Revolution" of the 80's to the Lynchburg of the 90's.
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IN Q=I pledge to do

((KEVIN CLAUSON/R-CANDIDATE FOR LYNCHBURG CITY COUNCIL: I PLEDGE TO DO ALL I CAN TO ENCOURAGE PRIVATE INITIATIVES IN REVITALIZING OUR DOWNTOWN AREA AND OUR NEIGHBORHOODS AS WELL AS TO ATTRACT NEW PEOPLE AND NEW OR EXPANDED ENTERPRISES. HOW? BY REDUCING TAXES, BY REDUCING SPENDING.))
SUPER=01-Kevin Clauson/(R) Candidate for City Council;
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Clauson will be going after an at-large seat on council.

Edwards


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-5
GRAPHIC=Session 96


He calls himself a "traditionalist."
But some of his colleagues in Richmond would attach the liberal label to John Edwards' emerging career as a state Senator.
Ellen Qualls has the story.
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IN Q=His allies
SUPER=01-Sen. Louise Lucas/(D) Portsmouth; :05
SUPER=01-Sen. Jackson Reasor/(D) Bluefield; :10
SUPER=01-Sen. Dick Saslaw/(D) Fairfax; :13
SUPER=03-Richmond; :18
SUPER=01-Sen. Mark Earley/(R) Chesapeake; :21
SUPER=@Edwards; :42
SUPER=@Ellen1; 1:12
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OUT Q=Qualls, News 7, Richmond.


(( His allies decline to stick the liberal label on him on camera.
SOT 01:36:16

((SEN. LOUISE LUCAS/D-PORTSMOUTH: I FOUND HIM TO BE A VERY SENSITIVE AND CARING PERSON, A VERY PEOPLE-ORIENTED PERSON.))
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SOT 01:39:28

((SEN. JACK REASOR/D-BLUEFIELD: I THINK IT'S TOO EARLY TO START LABELLING SENATOR EDWARDS OR ANY OTHER NEW MEMBER.))
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SOT 01:28:45

((SEN. DICK SASLAW: HE CERTAINLY DIDN'T TAKE A LIBERAL STAND ON GUNS.))
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But John Edwards's graduation from Roanoke City Hall to the State Capitol has NOT occurred quietly.
It has been--
SOT 01:22:58

((SEN. MARK EARLEY/R-CHESAPEAKE: I THINK SOMEWHAT OF AN UNEXPECTED SURPRISE IN TERMS OF HIS FREQUENCY OF SPEAKING AND THE LIBERAL BENT OF HIS VOTES. MY SENSE OF THE ROANOKE REGION OF THE STATE IS THAT IT'S MUCH MORE CONSERVATIVE ORIENTED. MUCH MORE FAMILY VALUE ORIENTED THAN SOME OF HIS VOTES WOULD REFLECT.))
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sot 01:44:18

((SEN. JOHN EDWARDS: I DON'T KNOW WHAT THEY'RE TALKING ABOUT AS FAR AS THAT'S CONCERNED. I HAVE TRIED TO STAND UP IN THE JUVENILE JUSTICE REFORM BILL TO MAKE SURE WE UNDERSTAND THAT BEING TOUGH ON CRIME IS NOT THE SAME THING AS TAKING CARE OF OUR CHILDREN.))
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Another example: a vote AGAINST the death penalty for serial killers -- a bill written by Lynchburg's Steve Newman.
SOT 01:48:13

((SEN. JOHN EDWARDS/D-ROANOKE: I JUST DIDN'T THINK IT WAS WRITTEN WELL. I TRIED TO WORK WITH HIM TO COME UP WITH BETTER LANGUAGE, BUT IT DIDN'T WORK.))
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SOT 01:29:07

((SEN. DICK SASLAW/D-FAIRFAX: HE'S ONE OF THE SMARTEST GUYS UP HERE. VERY VERY BRIGHT. AND HE'S A REAL QUICK STUDY.))
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Edwards says his career as a federal prosecutor made him look at things in terms of legal precedent or tradition-- so he tends to reject the rightward shift of the new Senate.
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And he says he's NOT into the parliamentary tricks some of his colleagues use to conceal their controversial tracks.
Whatever label you attach, what you see is what you get.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))

ITT


ANCHOR=Keith
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News 7 has learned a large employer in the area has won a large contract from the federal government.
Double Boxes=Keith and Len/Newsroom


Len Besthoff joins us with more on the story.
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SUPER=@Len1;
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Double Boxes=Keith and Len/Newsroom
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Stocks


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=six
WRITER=sly
TAPE#=Stocks
GRAPHIC=NONE


The Dow took a tumble on Wall Street for the third session in a row- -dropping 48 points, to close at 55- hundred -three.
NASDAQ finished the week: UP a fraction.
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Shredded-Products


ANCHOR=keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=spr
TAPE#96-8
GRAPHIC=None


The idea of an auto- recycling plant didn't sit well with some Franklin County residents.
But now that Shredded Products has been operational for more than a year, it seems most of the concerns have been smashed.
Scott Prince reports.
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IN Q=It's almost as if
SUPER=03-Franklin Co.; :00
SUPER=@Scott2; :30
SUPER=01-Danny Board/Roanoke Electric Steel; :54
SUPER=01-Macon Sammons/Franklin County Administrator; 1:02
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Nat- sound around 10:52:32 RUNS:03
(( It's almost as if these cars know what's coming, as the screams echo through the plant.
But Shredded Products in Franklin County is not about destruction-- it's about a rebirth of sorts.
Six hundred times a day, a compressed vehicle climbs up this conveyor belt and is crushed into thousands of pieces. Nat- sound around 11:08:02
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Inside, those pieces are separated by machines.
But many of the 40 or so employees have to watch over the belts... to make sure certain things are weeded out.
All of the ferrous metal is dumped into one pile... and recycled at Roanoke Electric Steel, Shredded Products parent company.
Copper and aluminum are removed and later sold to independent corporations.
Meanwhile, the fluff is dumped in a truck and taken to the company's private landfill.
After some mild opposition, company officials say they've received positive feedback from the county.
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SOT 11:55:56
IN Q=I think

((DANNY BOARD/ROANOKE ELECTRIC STEEL: I THINK IT'S MUCH BETTER THAN PEOPLE ANTICIPATED. WE'RE TRYING TO BE GOOD NEIGHBORS AND I THINK WE HAVE BEEN. ))
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Franklin County officials agree.
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SOT 13:57:38
IN Q=They've been

((MACON SAMMONS/FRANKLIN COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR: THEY'VE BEEN RESPONSIBLE AND RESPONSIVE. NOT ONLY THAT, THEY HAVE CONTRIBUTED ABOUT 115- THOUSAND DOLLARS A YEAR TO OUR COUNTY COFFERS. ))
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OUT Q=county coffers


That number could get bigger during the next fiscal year... as Shredded Products hopes to increase production by ten percent.
That means the screams will continue at the plant... but for company and county officials, it's music to their ears.
Scott Prince, News 7, Franklin County.))

Sports Tease


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#Tease
GRAPHIC=NONE


And coming up, Mike Stevens has a story of two of the favorites to win the Daytona 500.
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And we'll look back at the last time the Virginia Tech Hokies beat a top ranked team at the Cassell.
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S-Daytona


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#R-31
GRAPHIC=Speedweeks Logo


The countdown to Sunday's Daytona 500 continues. The drivers have only one more practice session tomorrow afternoon before the big race.
Today Mike Stevens talks with a driver who hopes to make history in Sunday's race.
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SUPER=@Mike1; :00
SUPER=03-Daytona, FL; :17
SUPER=01-Sterling Marlin/1994-95 Winner; :23
SUPER=01-Dale Earnhardt/Has Never Won Daytona 500; 1:13
RUNS=1:55
OUT Q=.....7 sports."
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S-Hokies


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S5-26
GRAPHIC=Tech Hoops


The national spotlight will be on the 10-th ranked Virginia Tech Hokies this weekend when top ranked and undefeated Massachusetts rolls into the Cassell to take on Bill Fosters team.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Jan. 10, 1983; :


The last time an undefeated team played in the Cassell it was January 10-th 1983 the opponent was Memphis State.
Dell Curry was a freshman and scored 16 points Keith Colbert held All American Keith Lee to 13 points and Junior Reggie Steppe scored 21 in the 69 to 56 victory.
The head coach on that team was Charlie Moir.
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IN Q="I told my

((CHARLIE MOIR/COACHED 1983 TEAM: ))
SUPER=01-Charlie Moir/Coached 1983 Team; :
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OUT Q=.....and converted."
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Moir remembers the game as if it was yesterday. Especially the crowd which remained in the Cassell long after the Hokies had pulled off the upset.
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((CHARLIE MOIR: ))
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OUT Q= ....they will."
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S-Express


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=ICE-95
GRAPHIC=Express/South carolina


The Express is on ice tonight at the Round House against South Carolina. The puck drops at 7:30.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00


Roanoke faces a team that entered this week with a 11-OH and 1 ROAD record in it's last 12 games.
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((FRANK ANZALONE/EXPRESS HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=01-Frank Anzalone/Express Head Coach; :00
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OUT Q=...I guess"
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S-Snow


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=Sports Logo


Only a couple of postponements called in this afternoon. The Pioneer District wrestling tournament has been postponed and resechduled for Saturday afternoon.
In basketball Salem at Lord Botetourt was postponed they'll play tomorrow afternoon at 3. The Northside at Rockbridge game will be played tomorrow and The Alleghany at Byrd game will be played at 2 tomorrow.
And the Blue Ridge district Volleyball tournament has been rescheduled for Monday.
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