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ANCHOR=Keith

Coming up on NEWS 7 at SIX:
The day after the election- -it's not all politics.
We've got a death sentence for Earl Bramblett- -with lots of reaction.
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VO-NAT


A volunteer fireman killed on the way to the fire.
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ANCHOR=Keith


And the devastation of the South in the War Between the States took a personal toll on the women left at home. We'll hear their words 130-some years later. Sports-Head
ANCHOR=Mike


Tonight in sports, Roy Stanley checks in from VMI where the Keydets hope a consultant can help them turn their football fortunes around, Radford is set to host the Big South women's soccer championships,
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VO-NAT eng#


And Davey Johnson resigns as the Orioles manager this afternoon, on same day he may be named manager of the year.
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TALENT=Robin
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Bramblett


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#97-72
GRAPHIC=Earl Bramblett


The jury that convicted Earl Bramblett says he deserves to die for killing the Hodges family.
The death sentence was the culmination of an emotional period for the victims' families who'd waited for this for three YEARS.
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SUPER=01-Randy Hodges/Blaine Hodges' Brother; :52
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SUPER=01-Brenda Lugar/Teresa Hodges' Sister; 1:23
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(( The man who built the case against Earl Bramblett got hugs, handshakes and high praise for his two- years of investigative work.
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SOT 13:55:50
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((YOU CAN TRY TO GO FOR A QUICK FIX- -IN THESE TYPE CASES, BUT IF YOU DO, THE MAJORITY OF THE TIME YOU WON'T HAVE ENOUGH TO EVER CONVICT A PERSON.))
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It was purely circumstantial, but Bramblett was convicted.
A businessman from Spartanburg, South Carolina, testified Bramblett was always extremely honest.
Sherman Swofford actually had Bramblett run the business for a time.
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SOT 13:15:40
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((YES, I DID. AND HE DID A WONDERFUL JOB FOR ME.))
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He says Bramblett never mentioned the Hodges.
Shortly after their bodies were found in the burned out home, police got Randy Hodges- -Blaine Hodges' brother- -to wear a "wire" and go see the man who'd been a family friend for years.
Bramblett wouldn't talk.
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SOT 13:48:35
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((I TRUSTED EARL. TO ME HE WAS A FRIEND. AND I DON'T THINK I'LL GET OVER THAT PART EITHER. I KNOW HE'S GUILTY. ))
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The prosecutor showed the jury photographs of 11-year old Winter and three year old Anah Hodges- -each with two bullets to the head.
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SOT 13:54:36
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((I THINK THE JURY, YOU KNOW LOOKING AT THE PICTURES OF THOSE TWO LITTLE GIRLS, AND THEN SEEING WHAT WAS DONE TO THE PARENTS AND THE FIRE AND EVERYTHING ELSE, I THINK IT WAS CLEAR TO THEM THAT THIS WAS A VILE CRIME ))
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((THEY WERE VERY ATTENTIVE AND CAME TO A VERY WISE DECISION. ))
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ANCHOR=Keith
SS=Earl Bramblett


We'll have more on the Hodges murder on NEWS 7 tomorrow.

Firetruck-Fatal


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=tte
TAPE#97-75
GRAPHIC=Fatal Accident


A Pittsylvania County firefighter died in a traffic accident on the way to a fire this afternoon.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co.;


Police say the Tunstall volunteer was taking water to a nearby fire when he lost control going around a curve.
His truck veered from side to side before rolling over into some woods.
Both he and another firefighter were thrown from the truck.
The driver died at the scene, the other man went to the hospital with neck and back injuries.
Police are not releasing the victims' names until they can notify their families.
Rescue workers hugged one another and cried as they left the accident.
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Republicans


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-67
GRAPHIC=Jim Gilmore


They're already drafting the car tax legislation and naming the starters on the Gilmore team.
Just hours after a historic Republican sweep of Virginia's three statewide offices, the administration of Governor- elect Jim Gilmore is starting to take shape.
Double Boxes=Keith and Ellen/State Microwave


Ellen Qualls is in our Richmond newsroom.
Live=Ellen Full/Microwave
SUPER=@Ellen1;
SUPER=05-Richmond;


Keith, for four years, Jim Gilmore's essentially been in campaign mode to win the state's highest office.
Today, he barely took a breather.
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((JIM GILMORE/GOVERNOR-ELECT: LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR BEYER WAS KIND ENOUGH TO GIVE ME A CALL AND EXPRESS HIS BEST WISHES FOR THE FUTURE ADMINISTRATION. I THINK AT THAT POINT IT SORT OF HIT ME YOU KNOW.))
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Jim Gilmore started right off naming his new chief of staff -- campaign operative Boyd Marcus -- and saying he's eager for Virginians to get to know the new first family, including--
SOT 12:05:09

((JIM GILMORE/GOVERNOR-ELECT: MY COMBINATION LABRADOR-PIT BULL SPARKY WHO WILL BE THE FIRST DOG OF VIRGINIA.))
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But the first dog Gilmore will have on his hands as governor is a General Assembly wary of his tax cut proposal.
SOT 12:12:45

((JIM GILMORE/GOVERNOR-ELECT: AND I DON'T BELIEVE THAT MEMBERS OF EITHER PARTY ARE GOING TO WANT TO STAND IN THE WAY OF THE PEOPLE IN THIS IMPORTANT AREA.))
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Gilmore's transition team is already writing up the bill, but says there won't be any surprises.
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((JIM GILMORE/GOVERNOR-ELECT: I HAVE BEEN PRETTY DOGGONE DETAILED ABOUT WHAT I BELIEVE NEEDS TO BE DONE IN ORDER TO ACCOMPLISH THIS.))
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It's Assembly Democrats who are variously now suggesting they will drastically reshape the bill or even one-up Gilmore and try to speed it through.
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((BOYD MARCUS: IN ALL PROBABILITY, THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY HAS GOTTEN OUT OF TOUCH WITH THE PEOPLE OF VIRGINIA.))
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Live=Ellen Full/State Microwave
SUPER=05-Richmond;


The irony is that eliminating the car tax first emerged as a serious proposal from Democratic state senator Charles Colgan of Manassas...
Double Boxes=Keith and Ellen/State Microwave


Colgan wasn't counting on economic good times to make up the difference though -- he wanted a sales tax increase.

Changes


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-73
GRAPHIC=Virginia State Seal


Virginia voters had their say yesterday, but the final fate of the western hemisphere's oldest elective body is still in question.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@file;


The 100 member House of Delegates picked up one Republican, for a 48 Republican - 51 Democrat - and one independent power breakdown.
But Republicans are still hoping for more.
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IN Q=Well we lost

((DEL. VANCE WILKINS/R-AMHERST CO.: WELL WE LOST ONE IN NORFOLK BY EIGHT VOTES. I'M SURE WE'LL HAVE A RECOUNT THERE. AND WHO KNOWS WHAT WILL HAPPEN IN A RECOUNT BECAUSE A MIS-TRANSPOSITION OF FIGURES COULD HAVE HAPPENED. SO THAT'S STILL A POSSIBILITY BUT NOT A GREAT ONE.))
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@file;


Bedford independent Lacey Putney is being courted by Republicans.
SUPER=03-Richmond/Last Night;


In the evenly split state senate, Republican Mark Earley has graduated to the attorney general's office -- so a special election will be held in Chesapeake.
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L'burg-Fire


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-74
GRAPHIC=Fire


Lynchburg authorities say there was no smoke detector in the home where an elderly woman was critically injured this morning.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg/This Morning


82- year- old Rena Davis was flown to the U-V-A burn center after her house caught fire around midnight.
Firefighters rescued her son and granddaughter from a second floor window.
A faulty flue pipe on a wood stove ignited the blaze.
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Correction


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6p
WRITER=jmc
TAPE#None
GRAPHIC=None


A correction to a story we ran yesterday.
We reported that the pilot of a small plane that had been reported missing had landed safely, after leaving Roanoke on Sunday.
That was wrong.
The pilot, Gary Mahsman of Palmyra Missouri, crashed in southeastern Illinois and was killed.
Mahsman's Piper aircraft was spotted in a cornfield yesterday. Officials in Illnois say the crash apparently happened late Sunday afternoon.
The exact cause of the crash is under investigation.
News-7 regrets the error.
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ANCHOR=Keith
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It was a surprisingly narrow win last night for Vinton's Dick Cranwell--so what will it mean for him as House majority leader in Richmond? That story is still to come on News 7 at Six.
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and they were daughters of the South--and their personal diaries chronicle the sorrows and struggles of the Civil War.
We'll begin a special series of reports, on "A Woman's War."
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1-Woman's-War


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=Six
WRITER=Dal
TAPE#97-83
GRAPHIC=A Woman's War

**Note Anchor Tag**
Little is known about the women of the Civil War.
But this week News 7 is bringing you the story of a Bedford plantation, as told by the women who lived there during the War Between the States. Take Fullscreen "A Woman's War"
Denise Allen has more in the first part of her series "A Woman's War".
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(("April 23rd, 1861, Coz and Sis came about one o'clock and spent the day. We were glad to see them. At dinner we got very much excited about the War and the defenseless condition of our state. And sister and I said a great deal about the Union men having been the cause of it and that they would have to answer for the lives it would cost Virginia....Letitia Burwell (Burrell)"
Letty is the oldest of four sisters.
She, Kate, Fan, and Rosa lived at Avenel.
The grand plantation home was built in 1838.
Sitting virtually in the middle of what was then Liberty, it was a cornerstone of the community and its matriarch, Frances Burwell or "Ole Miss," was a community leader as well.
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((PEGGY MAUPIN/FORMER AVENEL OWNER: SHE WAS A WONDERFUL PERSON AND SHE TRIED TO HELP PEOPLE AND ALL HER HELP I KNOW LOVED HER SHE WAS GOOD TO THEM.))
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The Avenel Foundation only has pictures of Mrs Burwell and the youngest daughter Rosa.
But Letty's WORDS take us back to the war between the states. "Wednesday, May 15, 1861, this being the day for the Liberty companies, Captain Bowyer's and Captain Jordan's to leave, the village was in great excitement. A special train came up from Lynchburg at nine o'clock. Sister and I being the only ladies with the companies. We took our seats very quietly in the car. The platform at the depot was crowded with ladies taking leave of their brothers and husbands who they may never see again. It was a heart-rending scene, and the strongest men left with a tear in their eye."
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IN Q=THE WOMEN WERE

((JAMES ROBERTSON/CIVIL WAR SCHOLAR: THE WOMEN WERE LEFT BEHIND THE LINES THEY WERE LONELY THEY WERE UNINFORMED AND WITH THE NORTHERN BLOCKADE TIGHTENING EVERY YEAR THEIR LOT BECAME WORSE AND WORSE.))
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"Monday, July 22nd, 1861, what a day of excitement. A telegram this morning stated that yesterday there was a terrific battle at Manassas. And another dispatch in the evening said we had gained a glorious victory but had lost many gallant men; a terrible slaughter on both sides, so much confusion it was impossible to tell how many had been killed of our men or the enemy...oh, this was a horrible day for us. Although we had won the victory each heart stood still at the thought our dear ones had been killed."
Dispatches to Avenel were slow. Stories seemed to spread more quickly by word of mouth. "Tuesday, July 23rd..."In the afternoon I went to the court house where the ladies met and packed a bag with linen, lint and clothes, pillows and everything to send to Manassas to the wounded.
A number of rumors came to the village: some said from three to seven thousand of our men and from seven to 15 thousand of the enemy. It is impossible to know the truth.
...Mr Hooper who had just come from Richmond thinks that after such a defeat the Yankees will not attack us again." Stand up DENISE ALLEN/NEWS 7: AND OF COURSE WE KNOW THE YANKEES DID ATTACK AGAIN.
THE SOUTH, EVEN AVENEL, WAS DEVASTATED BY THE END OF THE WAR.
DENISE ALLEN NEWS SEVEN.))
ANCHOR=KEITH
SS=A Woman's War


Tomorrow, Denise brings us a love story destroyed by the war, and an account of the fall of Richmond from one who was there.

Stocks


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=sly
TAPE#=None
GRAPHIC=NONE

The stock market finished with a small gain today. TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE
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Voting-Booth


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=six
WRITER=tfl
TAPE#97-69
GRAPHIC=Election 97


The Roanoke Registrar's office is dealing with a post election day headache.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


One of the machines froze yesterday in the middle of voting at Crystal Spring Elementary School.
The booth already had 319 ballots when it stopped working.
This evening the jammed votes are being counted and the final numbers should be ready tomorrow. video from 97-75
Registrar Lou-ella Faxton says the new votes will NOT effect the winners in any of the races at the South Roanoke Two precinct.
The snag has been fixed and the voting machines are ready for the next election.
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Cranwell-Bedrosian


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=eea
TAPE#97-71
GRAPHIC=Dick Cranwell


The Democrats did manage to hold onto the House of Delegates, and Majority Leader Dick Cranwell survived a suprisingly close race with a political unknown.
Double Boxes=Keith and Eric/Newsroom


Eric Earnhart joins us to wrap up the race... Eric it makes you wonder what would have happened if Al Bedrosian had received some serious financial backing.
Live=Eric Full/Newsroom
SUPER=@Eric1;


Keith, Dick Cranwell says nothing, because he was have upped the ante himself...
And republicans say it would have killed the grass roots appeal of Bedrosian's shoe-string budget campaign.
The big question, how vulnerable is Dick Cranwell.
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(( From a purely financial standpoint... Al Bedrosian's race was a bargain... an unknown, spending less than 19 thousand dollars taking 48 percent of the votes away from the incumbent majority leader, who spent more than 200 thousand.

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IN Q=It also may

((AL BEDROSIAN; IT ALSO MAY JUST SHOW THAT PEOPLE WANT SOMETHING DIFFERENT, MAYBE NO MATTER WHO IT WAS UP THERE... IT OBVIOUSLY SHOWS THAT 49 PERCENT OF THE PEOPLE WHO WENT TO THE POLES DID NOT WANT HIS STYLE OF GOVERNMENT.))
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Cranwell, however, believes it was his opposition to Jim Gilmore's tax relief plan cost him 90 percent of the undecided vote.

SOT 13:58:15
IN Q=traditional

((DICK CRANWELL/(D)VINTON DELEGATE; TRADITIONAL WISDOM SAYS THAT THE CHALLENGER WILL GET ABOUT 2/3'S OF THE UNDECIDED AND THE CHALLENGER WILL GET 1/3. IT LOOKS LIKE THAT CONVENTIONAL WISDOM DID NOT PLAY ITSELF OUT IN THIS PARTICULAR RACE AND I THINK THAT'S PRINCIPALLY BECAUSE OF THE PERSONAL PROPERTY TAX. ))
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which Cranwell will continue to oppose, though it hurt him, and democrats politically.

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((DEL. DICK CRANWELL/(D) VINTON; THERE'S NO QUESTION ABOUT THAT, THE QUESTION IS DO YOU DO WHAT'S RIGHT OR DO YOU DO WHAT IS POLITICALLY EXPEDIENT. ))
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Live=Eric Full/Newsroom


No question republicans will be taking note of Dick Cranwell's political health as they gear up for 1999, Keith?
Double Boxes=Keith and Eric/Newsroom




Sports Tease


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#SPORTS TEASE
GRAPHIC=NONE


Coming your way tonight in sports, the O's and Davey Johnson end their stormy relationship, Radford University is set to host the Big South women's soccer championship this week.
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And Roy Stanley checks in from the post as VMI looks to turn around its faltering football program with the help of a consulting firm.
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S-Orioles


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S7-8
GRAPHIC=ORIOLES


For days, Orioles' owner Peter Angelos has been looking for a reason to fire manager Davey Johnson. This afternoon Johnson saved him the trouble
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=04-MLB; :00


by handing in his letter of resignation.
Johnson led the O's to playoff berths each of the past two seasons, and he has one year left on his contract.
Under terms of the resignation he will not be paid for that year, but will be allowed to manage another team.
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ANCHOR=Mike
SS=MLB


Ironically, Johnson was just named American League manager of the year 15 minutes ago.

S-VMI


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#FB97-1
GRAPHIC=VMI Logo


It's been almost two decades ago since V-M-I had a winning football team.
Later this month, The Institute will begin a process it hopes will turn the program a round.
Roy Stanley has more.
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((V-M-I has hired the consultant firm of Chuck Neinas to evaluate every aspect of the football program from recruiting to facilities and the current nutrition and weight program.)) ((JOSIAH BUNTING/VMI SUPERINTENDENT: )) ((The Keydets football team is currently 0 and 8. V-M-I has suffered through 16 consecutive losing seasons and and the Keydets have not won more than four games in any season since 1982.)) ((DAVIS BABB/VMI ATHLETIC DIRECTOR: )) ((ROY STANDUP: )) ((TOM CAIN/VMI HEAD COACH: )) ((BUNTING: )) ((The consultant firm will visit the school November 16-th thru the 18-th and file its final report in January.))
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S-Soccer


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S7-9
GRAPHIC=Soccer


Radford University is hosting the Big South Women's soccer tournament this week for the first time in school history.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Radford/This Afternoon; :00


The lady Highlanders established a school record for wins in a season with 16 and finished second in the conference. The goals don't stop there.
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ANCHOR=Mike
SS=hold soccer


Radford opens tournament play Friday at 7pm against the winner of the UMBC/Liberty game.

S-NCAA


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=NCAA


The Lynchburg College women played their first ever NCAA tournament soccer game this afternoon and lost to North Carolina Wesleyan 3-to-nothing.
Lynchburg finishes the season with its best ever record at 19-2-and-1.

S-Express


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=ICE-98
GRAPHIC=Express


News 7 sports learned late this afternoon that defenseman Matt O'dette is on his way back to Roanoke.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Roanoke/March 9th; :00


O'Dette has spent the first part of this season with the Saint John Flames, Roanoke's AHL affiliate.
In 69 games for the Express last year, the 6'5, 220 pounder had 22 points with 6 goals and 16 assists.
He will add some needed size to Roanoke's line up. O'Dette will play for the Express this weekend.
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Promo


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=tha
TAPE#Promo


Local business leaders are continuing to rally behind the historic Christiansburg post office, which is scheduled to be closed in January.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Christiansburg;


They say a new post office, located near the New River Valley Mall, doesn't meet their needs.
Today members of the Christiansburg Chamber of Commerce met with congressional staffers.
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Talent=Keith


We'll have the latest on that story and more, coming up tonight on News 7 (ad lib byes) at 11.