18:00-01

Spring-Break

ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=Six
WRITER=Dal
TAPE# 96-110
GRAPHIC=Spring Break


Spring break is ending just the way it began for hundreds of college students--without transportation.
Virginia college students are stranded in the Bahamas and Cancun because the Federal Aviation Administration grounded the planes that serve one of the travel agencies.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; Quick!!!


Rick McCrary says his daughter was left without a flight home when the F-A-A took action against the charter airline serving Take A Break Travel.
SUPER=03-Raleigh, NC/Last Weekend;


Like these students in Raleigh, Ashley McCrary was also stranded at a Baltimore, Maryland, airport last week.
But to get her home on schedule her parents say they were lucky enough to get two of the few remaining seats back to Baltimore.
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SOT 14:45:20
IN Q=There are many

((RICK MCCRARY/PARENT: THERE ARE MANY STUDENTS WHO WERE SUPPOSED TO FLY OUT TODAY WHO HAVE NO ROOM AND HAVE NO AIRLINE TICKET TO GET HOME. SUPPOSEDLY THE FAA AND THE COMPANY SAID THAT THE STUDENTS WOULD BE TAKEN CARE OF WITH IN A COUPLE OF DAYS BUT MY DAUGHTER AND HER ROOMMATE HAVE A TEST ON MONDAY. THIS IS THE 90'S SO YOU HAVE TO GET BACK. YOU HAVE TO DO YOUR THING.))
SUPER=01-Rick McCrary/Parent;
RUNS=:23
OUT Q=do your thing
ANCHOR=ERIC
SS=Spring Break


McCrary says they're considering filing a lawsuit against the company for not providing the service they promised.

NORFOLK-SOUTHERN


ANCHOR=ERIC
NEWSCAST=SIX
WRITER=DAL
TAPE# 97-2
GRAPHIC=Rail Merger


A deal has been struck and there are now two railroads where there once were three.
Norfolk Southern and C-S-X have agreed to split Conrail.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


Conrail agreed to the split as part of its merger with C-S-X.
The two railroads sought a friendly merger, but Norfolk Southern mounted a hostile battle after it feared it would lose crucial rail lines in the Northeast.
The ten and a-half billion dollar deal would transform the freight rail system in the heavily congested north, where Conrail has dominated for more than two decades.
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MELROSE-FIRE


ANCHOR=ERIC
NEWSCAST=SIX
WRITER=DAL
TAPE# 96-109
GRAPHIC=Fire


A suspicious fire gutted a duplex on the 17-hundred block of Melrose Avenue this morning.
The Roanoke City Fire Department received the call around 8-30.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Flames were racing up the back of the house when fire fighters arrived.
Seven people were sleeping when the blaze started.
They woke up when someone outside alerted them to the fire and escaped without injury--though fire fighters did rescue two dogs.
The blaze spread quickly through the old house.
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SOT 19:47:51
IN Q=IT SPREAD

((RILEY PETERS/ROANOKE FIRE DEPT. ACTING DIST. CHIEF: IT SPREAD ANYWHERE THERE WAS PVC PIPE. THE FIRE FOLLOWED THE PVC PIPE THROUGH ALL THE FLOOR JOICE AND GOT INTO ALL THE UPSTAIRS WALLS SO WE HAD SEVERAL WALLS WE HAD TO OPEN UP TO FIND THE FIRE.))
SUPER=01-Riley Peters/Roanoke Fire Department;
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=FIND THE FIRE.
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VO-NAT


Both apartments were severely damaged.
The fire is under investigation.
Officials say it appears to have been set near the back corner of the house.
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Autumn-Lane


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=Six
WRITER=Dal
TAPE# 97-1
GRAPHIC=None


Residents of Autumn Lane in Roanoke say they've been living with the problems surrounding a construction site for too long.
They've been fighting for more than a year to have the developer of an 11-home project comply with city ordinances.
Denise Allen reports.
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SOT
IN Q=Residents say this
SUPER=10-Home Video; :00
SUPER=01-C. Aubrey Butler/Autumn Lane Resident;
SUPER=01-John Marlles/Roanoke Planning & Econ. Dev.;
SUPER=01-Phillip Bane/Developer;
SUPER=03-Roanoke;
SUPER=01-Daniel Garrison/Autumn Lane Resident;
SUPER=@Denise2;
RUNS=:00
OUT Q=News 7


Residents say this once wooded ravine now looks more like a landfill.
They say trucks hauling questionable fill material come in at all hours despite stop work orders.
And their street is always covered with debris from the operation.
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SOT tape 1 14:25:24
IN Q=THEY'VE BEEN HAULING

((ABUREY BUTLER/AUTUMN LN RESIDENT: THEY'VE BEEN HAULING BACK TREE STUMPS, RAILROAD TIES, GAS PIPING, MANHOLE COVERS, MANHOLE COLLARS, CHUNKS OF CONCRETE SOME AS LARGE AS VOLKSWAGEN. BASICALLY WE'RE CONCERNED WITH WHAT WE SEE GOING IN THERE. WHAT'S IN THERE THAT WE DON'T SEE.))
RUNS=:18
OUT Q=WE DON'T SEE
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SOT TAPE 2 15:23:32
IN Q=IN THIS CASE

((JOHN MARLLES/ROANOKE PLANNING AND ECON. DEV.: IN THIS CASE WHAT WE'RE SEEING IS THAT THERE'S MORE THAN WHAT'S ORDINARILY THERE IN THE WAY OF ASPHALT AND CONCRETE. TECHNICALLY THOSE THINGS ARE NOT A VIOLATION AS LONG AS THEY ARE NOT IN THE AREA WHERE THE ACTUAL CONSTRUCTION IS GOING TO OCCUR.))
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=GOING TO OCCUR
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SOT TAPE 2 15:31:58
IN Q=WHEN I FIRST

((PHILLIP BANE/DEVELOPER: WHEN I FIRST BOUGHT IT IT HAD BEEN USED AS A LANDFILL AREA. PEOPLE HAD BEEN USING IT TO DUMP CONSTRUCTION DEBRIS.))
RUNS=:06
OUT Q=CONSTRUCTION DEBRIS


Phillip Bane says he's hauled away refrigerators, roofing shingles and water heaters.
And that the fill material is in compliance with state regulations.
But city officials confirm he hasn't been complying with other ordinances.
During the past 16 months the city has issued numerous stop work orders citing covered storm drains, debris on the street and improper drainage fields.
Residents say these silt ponds are a danger to their children and attract mosquitoes.
Though they say they're not against the development of the property.
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SOT TAPE 1
IN Q=I CAN PUT

((DANIEL GARRISON/AUTUMN LANE RESIDENT: I CAN PUT UP WITH THE MINOR INCONVENIENCED THAT ARE ASSOCIATED WITH THAT. MY PROBLEM IS THAT THE LAWS THAT ARE IN PLACE TO PROTECT US ARE BEING VIOLATED.))
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=US ARE BEING VIOLATED
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SOT tape 2 15:23:32
IN Q=we have bought

((WE HAVE BROUGHT THE DEVELOPER INTO COURT. INFACT RIGHT NOW WE HAVE A STOP WORK ORDER. THE DEVELOPER IS DOING SOME WORK TO BRING THE SITE INTO COMPLIANCE.))
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=SITE INTO COMPLIANce


But residents say their main complaint is the city has been dragging its feet and not enforcing its own ordinances.
Marlles says at this time the Erosion and sediment control ordinance which covers these issues can only be enforced by court action.
He says city council may change the procedure which would allow inspectors to impose fines.
Phillip Bane says once his 11 house project is finished property values will rise and the city will gain tax dollars.
Residents and city officials will address concerns about this project Monday night at Ridgewood Baptist Church.
Denise Allen News 7.
Tease#1

HARD MUSIC UNDER
ANCHOR=Eric
SS=NONE


Still to come on News 7 at Six--
Governor Allen says the sooner state A-B-C agents start policing tobacco laws, the better.
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VO-NAT

and local cowboys say they won't give up bull riding, no matter how dangerous it is.
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Bedford-Rodeo


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-11
GRAPHIC=rodeo


It's a dangerous, even deadly sport that only takes eight seconds.
But bull-riders in Bedford County say they'd sooner die than leave the rodeo ring.
Steve Smallshaw has more.
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SOT
IN Q=The night began
SUPER=03-Bedford Co.; :00
SUPER=01-Bob Williams/Rodeo Organizer; :34
SUPER=@ssm1; :46
SUPER=01-Dude Vosler/Bull Rider; :57
SUPER=01-Buster Ferrell/Bull Rider; 1:30
RUNS=1:42
OUT Q=News7, Bedford County.


(( The night began with a tribute to 28- year- old Ronald Phillipe, the Bedford County man who died last week after the bull he'd been riding stepped on him.
It was a sobering moment, but for the forty or so cowboys here it was quickly forgotten.
natsot music
RUNS=:02


They come here from as far away as New Jersey and Pennsylvania to compete for modest cash prizes and the thrill of conquering these massive animals.
Two of them have died inside this ring in the last year, but organizers say every safety precaution is taken.
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SOT 00:33:14
IN Q=They all have

((BOB WILLIAMS/RODEO ORGANIZER: THEY ALL HAVE TO WEAR A VEST... THAT'S GUARANTEED.))
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=that's guaranteed.
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SU
IN Q=The ambulance

((The ambulance parked outside serves as a constant reminder of the everpresent danger that lurks INSIDE the ring. But rodeo riders say their love for the sport makes the risk worthwhile. ))
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=risk worthwhile.
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SOT 00:16:48
IN Q=It's a risky

((DUDE VOSLER/BULL RIDER: IT'S A RISKY GAME... ..BEFORE YOU START.))
RUNS=:23
OUT Q=before you start.


17- year- old Buster Ferrell's father rode bulls.. Buster hopes to make this his career.
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SOT 00:24:54
IN Q=It's just always

((BUSTER FERRELL/BULL RIDER: IT'S JUST ALWAYS BEEN A DREAM OF MINE.. LIVING MY DREAM.))
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=living my dream.
natsot
RUNS=:02


Steve Smallshaw, News7, Bedford County.))

Kevorkian


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=JJA
TAPE# 97-12
GRAPHIC=Kevorkian


A Richmond woman may be the latest person to die with the help of Doctor Jack Kevorkian.
Police say 59- year- old Helen Livengood apparently took a charter plane from Richmond to Detroit.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Romulus, MI;


Police say she died Thursday night at the Hilton Hotel in Romulus- just west of Detroit-
Jack Kevorkian's attorney is now also representing Livengood's family.
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SOT 20:33:20
IN Q=After years of

((GEOFFREY FEIGER/LIVENGOOD FAMILY ATTORNEY: AFTER YEARS OF SUFFERING AND TORTURE AS A RESULT OF CRIPLLING ARTHRITIS HAD LEFT HER CONFINED TO A WHEELCHAIR FOR YEARS OF HER LIFE. ))
SUPER=01-Geoffrey Feiger/Livengood Family Attorney;
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=years of her life.
ANCHOR=Eric
SS=HOLD


Feiger would not say if Kevorkian was involved in the death.
Livengood is survived by her husband and 14 siblings.

Allen


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=jmo
TAPE# None
GRAPHIC=Allen, Geoge


Governor Allen is trying to erase speculation that his administration is not eager to enforce new federal rules against underage smoking.
The Governor is pushing the General Assembly to speed up legislation giving state alcohol agents the authority to enforce tobacco laws.
Allen wants to put the law into effect on April second, not July first, which is the usual effective date for new laws.
The legislation not only gives liquore agents more authority, it doubles the civil penalties for violations.

On-Record


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=Six
WRITER=Dal
TAPE# 97-3
GRAPHIC=None


Do you feel you're judged unfairly at work?
Many women say they're held to different standards than their male counterparts.
Some of the valley's most successful businesswomen say there are ways to succeed in the male dominated workplace.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


They say be prepared to work hard and learn from criticism.
Know your job, in other words always do your homework.
And they say don't enter into debates concerning your role in the workplace.
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SOT tape 2 12:43:34
IN Q=MAY BE NOT EVEN

((ESTELLE NICHOLS-AVNER/BRADLEY FREE CLINIC EXECUTIVE DIR.: MAYBE NOT EVEN ADDRESS THAT KIND OF CRITICAL COMPLAINT OR ISSUE TRYING AS HARD AS THAT PERSON CAN, DOING THE JOB AT HAND AND AFTER A CERTAIN PERIOD OF TIME IF A PROMOTION DOESN'T HAPPEN THEY NEED TO RETHINK WHERE THEY ARE. THERE ARE OTHER PLACES FOR EVERYONE TO BE.))
SUPER=01-Estelle Nichols-Avner/Bradley Free Clinic Exec. Dir.;
RUNS=:22
OUT Q=EVERYONE TO BE
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VO-NAT


You can learn more about women in the workplace during "On Record."
Area business people will discuss the glass ceiling and wage discrimination tomorrow morning at 11.
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Tease#2

Soft Music Under
ANCHOR=Eric
SS=none


Coming up next, Roy Stanley will have highlights of today's basketball action.
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VO-NAT

And remember all those toys you had when you were a kid?
They're back at the Salem Civic Center this Weekend...and they're selling for big money.
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MUSIC UP FULL
COMM#2



Toy-Show


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=dse
TAPE# 97-4
GRAPHIC=None


It's guaranteed to bring out the child in anyone.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Salem;


A traveling toy show and convention is underway at the Salem Civic Center.
You can find all kinds of toys...
Everything from antique dolls to Nascar collectibles to model trains.
Some of the hottest items at the show are Star Wars items.
But buying some of these toys isn't kids-play.
Action figures that sold for a few dollars in 19-77 now go for as much as 500.
The show will be open tomorrow from ten till five.
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Sports Tease


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


And coming up, The Roanoke Express is back at the Roundhouse tonight the High School playoffs resume.
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VO-NAT ENG#


And N.C. State advances to the A-C-C championship game.
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S-Wake


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#BB97-4
GRAPHIC=ACC Logo


Wake Forest and North Carolina went head to head this afternoon in the Semi Finals of the A-C-C tournament.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Greensboro, NC/Tar Heels vs Demon Deacons; :


Dean Smith calling a play in from the coaches box.
But Tony Rutland comes up big he nails this three pointer and Wake Forest took the 29 to 26 lead.
North Carolina would not go away. On this play Ed Cota hits the jumper to tie the game at 35 to 35 at the half.
Carolina went up by six to open the second half but Tim Duncan takes it to the hoop and scores with the left hand cutting the lead to three.
The Tar Heels come right back Vince SUPER=33-North Carolina/86/Wake

Forest/73/;Carter goes to the air for the alley oop jam to make it 53 to 48 Carolina and Carolina goes on to win the game 86 to 73.
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S-State


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#VB97-1
GRAPHIC=ACC Logo


_______ will play N.C. State in tomorrow's championship game. The Wolfpack pulling off another upset beating Maryland 65 to 58.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Greensboro, NC/Wolfpack vs Terps; :


Maryland coach Gary Williams working the game.
Keith Booth takes it to the hoop for the layup and the Terps led 20 to 15 in the second half.
State came right back going to Clint Harrison. He scores the three pointer but the Wolfpack trailed 25 to 20 at the half.
After a 29 to 29 tie the Wolfpack took control. Jeremy Hyatt pulls up and hits the jumper and State led by five.
Maryland made a run at the seven minute mark of the second half this basket cut the Wolfpack lead to four.
But State would turn away every SUPER=33-N.C. State/65/Maryland/58/;Terp

rally and the Wolfpack beats Maryland 65 to 58 to advance to the A-C-C championship game.
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S-High


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=HIGH SCHOOL HOOPS


The state high school basketball playoffs continue tonight as several schools look to advance to the final four. go to boards with mike talking over them
In Group Two-A, Salem plays tonight against Gate City at Virginia High in Bristol.
In Group Three A, Fleming hits the road again playing Hayfield tonight in Fairfax at Robinson high school.
While the Pulaski girls play James Madison at the Dedmon Center tonight at 7. GO TO SCORES
SUPER=#556
SUPER=x5027;
SUPER=0097-/Salem///Gate City///Sat. @ 7pm in Bristol/;
SUPER=x5009;
SUPER=0097-/Fleming///Hayfield///Sat. @ 7pm In Fairfax//J. Madison///Pulaski

Co.///Sat. @ 7pm In Radford/
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S-Hoops


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S6-25
GRAPHIC=High School Hoops


Last night, Glenvar and Floyd County advanced to the Group A final four at the Vines Center in Lynchburg.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Rustburg/Minutemen vs Bulldogs; :


And in Rustburg last night, Defending Group Two-A state champion Liberty beat Martinsville to advance to the final four for the third consecutive year.
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SOT
IN Q="We could

((MARK HANKS/LIBERTY HEAD COACH: ))
SUPER=01-Mark Hanks/Liberty Head Coach; :
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=.....WIN, WINS."
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S-Qualifying


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=Atlanta Motor Speedway


The field is set for tomorrow's Primestar 500 Winston Cup race at the Atlanta Motor Speedway.
Dale Earnhardt led second round qualifying and he'll start 26-th. Now here is the rest of the field.
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WIPE TO QUALIFYING
SUPER=#556
SUPER=X5013;
SUPER=0107-26. Dale Earnhardt/183.693/27. Jeff Burton//28. Greg Sacks//29.

Bobby Labonte//30. Kyle Petty//;
SUPER=x5009;
SUPER=0107-31. Michael Waltrip//32. Chad Little//33. John Andretti//34. Gary

Bradberry//35. Ken Schrader//;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0107-36. Ward Burton//37. Mike Wallace//38. Rusty Wallace//39. Steve

Grissom//40. Johnny Benson//;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0107-41. Brett Bodine//42. Joe Nemechek//;
RUNS=:20
OUT Q=.....LAST CAR.
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S-Tennis


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S6-26
GRAPHIC=Tennis Logo


The Hunting Hills Country club is hosting the U.S. Cellular Roanoke Valley men's Tennis tournament this weekend.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :


The event features the top 16 best men's players in the Roanoke Valley. They compete under a normal amateur tournament format but there is also prize money involved for placing in the event.
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SOT
IN Q="it's good...

((RAVI ANATARAMAN/HUNTING HILLS ASST. PRO: ))
SUPER=01-Ravi Anataraman/Hunting Hills Asst. Pro; :00
RUNS=:26
OUT Q=........EVEN MORE."
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ANCHOR=Roy
SS=Hold logo


The Money raised from ticket sales will be donated to the Child Abuse Prevention Council of the Roanoke Valley. The tournament will continue through tomorrow.

S-Express


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S7-1
GRAPHIC=Roanoke Express


The Roanoke Express picked up a big win last night at the Roundhouse beating the Charlotte Checkers 6 to 5 in a shootout.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Express vs Checkers; :


As the Express gets closer to the playoffs points become very important.
And last night's win gave the Express two points as they chase Richmond for third place in the East Coast Hockey League East Division.
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SOT
IN Q="Any two

((DAVE STEWART/EXPRESS DEFENSEMAN: ))
SUPER=01-Dave Stewart/Express Defenseman; :
RUNS=:20
OUT Q=......PLAYOFFS TOO."
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ANCHOR=Roy
SS=Hold Logo

the Roundhouse. Faceoff is 7:30. The Express has another division game tonight as the Raleigh Icecaps visit