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denver

ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=NONE


California officials have confirmed the body pulled from the wreckage of a small plane crash in Monterey Bay is that of singer John Denver.
Manuel Gallegus takes a look at Denver's career.
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SUPER=01-Manuel Gallegus/Reporting;
RUNS=1:36
OUT Q= NO REPORTER OUTCUE, ENDS ON MUSIC WITH FREEZE



(( He may not have been a country boy in real life.. But he certainly was one at heart.
John Denver began his career in the 60s as an aspiring folk singer in Los Angeles. He became a star in the 70s with his songs of the simple country life and was named country music entertainer of the year in 1975.
His record sales worldwide made him one of the top five recording artists in the history of the music industry.
Denver branched out into acting in the late 70s.. and in 1977 he starred with George Burns in the successful comedy "Oh God." Denver was one of the most famous residents of Aspen, Colorado in his beloved Rocky Mountains.
He devoted much of his non-performing life to environmental and quality of life causes.. in 1976 establishing the non-profit windstar foundation to support environmental education and research.
But is was the clean simple melodies of his music that most will remember him for.
In 1989 he serenaded former President George Bush and his wife Barbara with the song that will certainly be his legacy..
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lockerbie


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=NONE


Three countries are fighting over the suspects in the 19-88 terrorist attack on Pan Am Flight 1-0-3.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-The Hague, Netherlands;


An international court in the Netherlands today began hearing arguments in the case.
Libya is trying to block the the U-S
SUPER=@File;

and Britain from extraditing the two Libyans suspected of planting a suitcase bomb on the plane.
Libya says the men had nothing to do with the bombing.
U-S and British officials want the case kicked out of the World Court and tried either in the U-S or Britain.
The plane blew up over Lockerbie, Scotland killing 270.
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Cassini


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=NONE


NASA will try again Wednesday to launch the controversial Cassini Saturn probe.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Cape Canaveral, FL;


Today's early morning lift off was scrapped because of high winds.
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7:06:56-7:07:10
IN Q=THEY ALSO HAD 2 TECHNICAL
SUPER=01-Bill Harwood/CBS Space Consultant;
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=BRAINS OF THIS SPACECRAFT
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VO-NAT


The three billion dollar mission is NASA's most expensive deep space probe ever.
After a successful launch, plans call for the spacecraft to arrive at Saturn in 2004.
There have been some public demonstrations against the mission, because Cassini is fueled by 72 pounds of toxic plutonium.
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Jones


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=jones, paula


In Little Rock, Arkansas the first depositions in the Paula Jones sexual harassment suit are scheduled to be taken today.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;

4:21:55
Jones' mother and sister are expected to testify about what Jones told them about the alleged 19-91 hotel encounter.
The trial is scheduled for next May.
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WIPE/WIPE/WIPE

Clinton


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=WIPE/WIPE/WIPE
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Caracas, Venezuela;

7:10:23
President, Clinton meantime is in South America today for the signing of new agreements on narcotics and energy.
In the new anti-drug alliance with Venezuela the U-S is promising new equipment and computer training to help fight drug smuggling.
The new energy agreement is aimed at improving joint research and training to help improve Venezuela's export of fuel.
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I-73


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=tja
TAPE#97-60
GRAPHIC=Interstate 73


A new sign will greet motorists as they drive down route 2-20.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke


The sign, "Future I-73 Corridor" was unveiled today.
It does not represent the site of the future highway, but only the area it will serve.
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SOT:10:13:15
IN Q=

((ROBERT W. GOODLATTE/CONGRESSMAN;THIS SIGN IS GOING TO SYMBOLIZE THE FUTURE FOR THE CREATION OF JOBS IN THIS AREA FOR BETTER HIGHWAY SAFETY GO DOWN THIS ROAD A LITTLE WAY AND YOU ARE ON THE MOST UNSAFE ROADS IN ALL OF VIRGINIA.))
SUPER=@goodlatte;
RUNS=:12
OUT Q= of Virginia
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VO-NAT


If the new road were NOT built, the existing 2-20 would soon have to be upgraded.
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SOT:10:13:39
IN Q=This is

((ROBERT W. GOODLATTE/ CONGRESSMAN; THIS IS THE MOST COST EFFECTIVE WAY OF PUTTING THIS HIGHWAY THROUGH VIRGINIA IF WE RAN IT DOWN CURRENT INTERSTATE 77 WE WOULD STILL HAVE TO UPGRADE THIS ROAD WE WOULD STILL HAVE TO BUILD A SMART HIGHWAY. ))
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OUT Q= smart highway.
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VO-NAT


Interested citizens are encouraged to call 1- 8-8-8- 1-7-3- P-L-A-N to add their observations.
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E-DWI-FUNDRAISER


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=DAL
TAPE#=97-58
GRAPHIC=none


A local victim of drunk driving is fighting back.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Vinton;


A drunk driver hit Michael Hicks while he was walking down the road in 19-80.
The accident resulted in 52 operations, but Hicks' still lost both his legs.
Now he's speaking out.
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SOT 19:29:21
IN Q=IT'S NOT WORTH

((MICHAEL HICKS/VICTIMS HELPING VICTIMS: IT'S NOT WORTH THE CONSEQUENCES OF DRINKING AND DRIVING. I WASN'T DRIVING AND I WASN'T DRINKING BUT I BECAME A VICTIM SO WHAT I'M TRYING TO DO IS PREVENT IT FROM HAPPENING TO SOMEBODY ELSE BY TALKING TO THEM.))
SUPER=01-Michael Hicks/Victims Helping Victims;
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=TALKING TO THEM.
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VO-NAT


Hicks says he plans to work with his government representatives to develop legislation to help victims of drunk drivers.
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UR-Pagan


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=mfe
TAPE#=net (edit of 97-74)
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


The dean of law at the University of Richmond wants the curriculum to stress an international focus.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


John Pagan addressed alumni in Roanoke last week.
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SOT 01:03:43
IN Q=Two thousand

((JOHN PAGAN: TWO-THOUSAND VIRGINIA COMPANIES ARE ENGAGED IN INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS AND I THINK ITS INCREASINGLY IMPORTANT THAT VIRGINIA LAWYERS KNOW NOT ONLY THE LAW OF THE UNITED STATES, BUT ALSO UNDERSTAND THE WORLD'S OTHER GREAT LEGAL SYSTEMS.))
SUPER=07-John Pagan ;
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OUT Q=legal systems.
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VO-NAT


Pagan is also aiming for national recognition, hoping to crack the nation's top 50 law schools, within a few years.
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PAULINE


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=NONE


Mexican health officials are worried about a possible outbreak of diseases like cholera and typhoid in the aftermath of Hurricane Pauline.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Acapulco, Mexico;


Much of the city of Acapulco is without running water, and people are drinking and bathing in muddy rivers contaminated by both trash and human and animal remains.
Two- hundred- seven are confirmed dead, but Red Cross officials say expect the hurricane's death toll to rise above 400.
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ITALIAN-FESTIVAL


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=DAL
TAPE#=net (edit of 97-62)
GRAPHIC=none


It was no repeat of last year.
Hurricane Pauline stayed away from Lynchburg.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Forest/September 1996;


Last year the Italian Festival battled Hurricane Fran and put organizers 170-thousand dollars in debt.
SUPER=03-Lynchburg;


The four day festival needed a big turnout at its new location by the James River to recoup last year's losses and apparently that did NOT happen.
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SOT 12:39:25
IN Q=THE ATTENDANCE HERE

((MIKE BUSCEMI/FESTIVAL ORGANIZER: THE ATTENDANCE HERE ISN'T WHAT WE EXPECTED AND WE'RE NOT SURE 'TIL THE END OF THE FESTIVAL WHAT WE'RE GOING TO BE ABLE TO DO IN RELATION TO REPAYMENT-WISE.))
SUPER=01-Mike Buscemi/Festival Organizer;
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=TO REPAYMENT WISE
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VO-NAT


Some visitors and vendors say organizers may have priced themselves out of business.
Tickets were 12-dollars at the gate and that did not include food or rides.
Festival organizers say the Italian Festival may be turned into a 'for profit group.'
A final decision will come after the gate receipts are totaled.
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S-Mounted-Police


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Dal
TAPE#=97-61
GRAPHIC=none


It wasn't cars but horses that took the streets for the third annual Urban Mounted Patrol Ride.
Some 50 horses and riders joined Roanoke's finest.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


These people are "hoofin'" it to the star to raise money for the mounted patrol unit.
The riders left Victory Stadium yesterday morning for their trip up Mill Mountain.
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SOT 11:06:52
IN Q=THIS JOB HERE

((OFFICER ERIC PENDLETON/ROANOKE MOUNTED POLICE: THIS JOB HERE IS SO MUCH DIFFERENT THAN RIDING IN A POLICE CAR. IT'S MORE PERSONAL. YOU ACTUALLY GET TO SPEAK WITH FOLKS AND FIND OUT SOMETHING ABOUT THEM.))
SUPER=01-Eric Pendleton/Roanoke Mounted Police;
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=SOMETHING ABOUT THEM
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VO-NAT


The mounted patrol unit, named Dan is four years old.
Officer Pendleton says citizens like his four legged partner.
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Reading


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#97-63
GRAPHIC=education


Floyd County Elementary students are not only learning HOW to read-- but they're also learning that reading is fun.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Floyd Co.;


Linda Robb visited the school this morning to help promote the national Reading Is Fundamental program, or RIF.
Robb read to the children, then helped them pick out books to take home.
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SOT 9:30:00
IN Q=We all know

((LINDA ROBB: WE ALL KNOW THAT IF YOU CAN CHOOSE A BOOK, IF YOU CAN DECIDE WHAT YOU WANT TO READ, THEN YOU'RE MUCH MORE LIKELY TO FIND THAT READING IS FUN. ))
SUPER=07-Linda Robb;
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=reading is fun
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VO-NAT


Robb was among the original volunteers when the program started more than 30 years ago.
The local RIF book selection committees raise money, and get matching funds from the national organization to purchase books.
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S-Internet-Olympics


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=tte
TAPE#=97-68
GRAPHIC=Internet


Some local students are using the Internet as a gateway to an international sporting competition.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Danville;


Park Avenue Elementary students are running, throwing, and jumping -- as part of an international competition.
The top scorers will list their first names on the Internet, right alongside students from New Zealand, Canada and Japan.
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SOT 19:03:48
IN Q=It feels like

((DONESHIA CALLOWAY/FIFTH GRADER: IT FEELS LIKE A BIG PLEASURE -- LIKE A ONCE IN A LIFETIME. IT'S A GOOD OPPORTUNITY. NADARA KINGERY/TEACHER: OUR STUDENTS WILL BENEFIT BY USING THE TECHNOLOGY, SEEING WHAT'S OUT ON THE WORLD, WE WILL USE THE MAP TO FIND THESE PLACES -- THESE OTHER SCHOOLS -- AND WE MIGHT EVEN CORRESPOND WITH THEM.))
SUPER=01-Doneshia Calloway/Fifth Grader;
SUPER=01-Nadara Kingery/Teacher; :10
RUNS=:20
OUT Q=correspond with them
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VO-NAT


Kingery says the event links math, science, health, technology and geography -- in the spirit of fun.
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MECHANIC-TEST


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=NONE


****roll cold out of break****
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IN Q=how competent
SUPER=07-Kevin Clemens; :29
SUPER=@file; :49
RUNS=2:23
OUT Q=forecast is like, Patrick

(( How competent is your auto mechanic?
We rely so much on our automobiles these days that finding a good mechanic can be almost as important as finding a good family physician.
But undercover tests conducted by Readers Digest found that many auto repair shops are not making the grade, even when it comes to minor repairs.
Joining us to talk about it is author Kevin Clemens.
What was the most shocking revelation from the study?
How do you know when your being ripped off with needless repairs?
What are some key questions to ask a mechanic?
What are some of the most common needless repairs?
Thank you for your time this afternoon Kevin.
Kevin's article "Can you Fix My Car" appears in this month's edition of Readers Digest. )) ***Tape Tosses to Patrick***
(Patrick does weather stats)

WEATHER
SUPER=300-68/63/Calm/30.25f/89/1954/29/1988;
SUPER=301-71/59/Variable 6mph/30.26f/89/1954/29/1988;

Forecasts
SUPER=X5000;
SUPER=330-Partly Cloudy/Some Fog/52-56/Partly Sunny/Scattered Showers/74-77;
SUPER=331-Partly Cloudy/Patchy Fog/54-58/Partly Sunny/Afternoon Showers/75-79;
SUPER=332-Increasing/Clouds/53-57/Cloudy/Showers Possible/62-65;
SUPER=333-Partly Cloudy/Some Fog/51-55/Partly Sunny/Scattered Showers/70-73;
SUPER=334-Increasing/Clouds/53-57/Mostly Cloudy/Showers & Drizzle/56-60;
SUPER=X5001;



Common-Sense


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#Common Sense
GRAPHIC=Common Sense


It may soon be easier to deduct some interest payments on your taxes.
Len Besthoff has more in this week's edition of Common Sense.
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SUPER=@Len1; :00
SUPER=01-Gary Duerk/CPA-Brown, Edwards & Co.; :08
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SOT COMMON SENSE STANDUPS 10:49:47
IN Q=The

(( Starting next year some of the interest you're charged will be tax deductible. Gary Duerk of Brown Edwards and Company in Roanoke explains.))
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=explains.
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SOT COMMON SENSE I TOT 14:33:15
IN Q=The act

((GARY DUERK/CPA-BROWN, EDWARDS & CO.: THE ACT MAKES IT A LITTLE BIT EASIER TO GET AN INTEREST DEDUCTION. PRIOR TO THE ACT, ABOUT THE ONLY THING YOU COULD GET A DEDUCTION FOR WAS MORTGAGE INTEREST ON A HOUSE. THEY DID AWAY WITH CONSUMER INTEREST. BUT STARTING IN 1998 ON STUDENT LOAN INTEREST, UP TO 1000 DOLLARS MAY BE DEDUCTED ON A TAX RETURN. THIS INCREASES UP TO 2500 IN 2001. IT ALSO APPLIES ONLY TO THE FIRST 60 PAYMENTS THAT HAVE TO BE MADE. AND THERE IS A PHASE OUT ON IT AGAIN. YOU HAVE TO WATCH YOU ADJUSTED GROSS INCOME. BUT IT SHOULD COVER MOST AVERAGE TAXPAYERS.))
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OUT Q=cover most average taxpayers.
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SOT COMMON SENSE STANDUPS 11:01:14
IN Q=I'm Len

((I'm Len Besthoff with this week's edition of Common Sense, let's send it back to the newsdesk.))
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OUT Q=the newsdesk.))


Marlins


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#net (edit of S7-13)
GRAPHIC=Marlins/Braves


Livan Hernandez had a stellar day on the mound with 15 strike outs as Florida beat Atlanta 2 to 1 in the N-L-C-S.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Miami, FL/NBC Sports; :


The Marlins Bobby Bonilla hits a line drive to center field scoring a run and Florida was on top.
But the Braves would get back in the game. In the top of the second Michael Tucker sends this pitch over the centerfield wall for a solo homer and the game was tied at 1.
In the SUPER=35-Florida/2/Atlanta/1/;bottom of the seventh Jeff Conine

sends a line drive up the middle scoring Bonilla and the Marlins hold on to win it 2 to 1.
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Orioles


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#net (edit of S7-14)
GRAPHIC=Orioles/Indians


The Birds and the Indians are headed back on the field tonight after Cleveland's 8 to 7 victory last night.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Cleveland, OH/FOX Sports; :


Baltimore took a 1 to nothing lead but in the bottom of the second Sandy Alomar gets his bat on this pitch sending it over the centerfield wall for a 2 run homer and a 2 to 1 Indian lead.
In the third Brady Anderson smokes this pitch over the right field wall and the game was tied at 2.
Baltimore would hit 2 more in the SUPER=35-Baltimore/7/Cleveland/8/;

inning to make it 4 to 2 Orioles, but Cleveland comes from behind in the ninth to win 8 to 7.
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Panthers


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S7-11
GRAPHIC=Panthers/Vikings


The Carolina Panthers had a hard day on the gridiron as the fell to
Minnesota 21 to 14.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Minneapolis, MN/FOX Sports; :


The Vikings got on the board in the second quarter Brad Johnson tosses this six yard T-D pass to Cris Carter to make it 7 to nothing Vikings.
The Panthers rallied Buerlein goes to the air and hits Wesley Walls over the middle from 16 yards out and the game was tied 7.
Then in the fourth quarter Johnson's SUPER=30-Minnesota/21/Carolina/14/;

pass is batted back into his hands he tucks it in and scores from the four yard line and the Vikings beat the panthers 21 to 14.
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Express


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#net (edit of ICE-98)
GRAPHIC=Roanoke Express


The Roanoke Express was back in the Roundhouse last night hosting the Hampton Roads Admirals in an E-C-H-L exhibition game.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Express vs Admirals;


Chris Lipsett started it off with a goal in the first period and the Express quickly jumped out to the one to nothing lead.
Then Dave Gagnon came through in the net. On this play he makes a super stop with the glove holding the Admirals scoreless in the first period.
Then Chris Cantu would score his first of two goals in the first period as he slips the puck in the net to make it 2 to nothing Express.
SUPER=38-Roanoke/5/Hampton/0/;


In the second, Chris Fess gets into the net to make it 4 to nothing and the Express win it 5 to 0.
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Pancake-Runner


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=lba
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=NONE


If you thought running a marathon was an accomplishment, one man has added his own twist...or maybe flip.
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VO-NAT

04:37:57
SUPER=03-Saint Louis, MO;


Mike, "the Pancake Man" holds the world record for flipping and running.
In honor of his appearance in the Saint Louis Marathon yesterday a prominent pancake company donated 25-hundred dollars to the Saint Louis Children's Hospital. (----------------)