[HEADLINES]

[TALENT=Melanie]

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[VO-NAT]


Ahead on News 7 at Noon, remembering former Roanoke mayor and minister Noel C. Taylor.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And two women are found dead in Galax.
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[TALENT=Patrick]
[SS=None]



[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=None]


News 7 at noon is next.

[Noel-Taylor]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#99-40 TC1:10:22]
[GRAPHIC=Noel Taylor]


Last Friday Roanoke lost one of its best known and respested leaders when the Rev. Noel Taylor died.
Today members of the community are paying their respects to Rev. Taylor at the Hamlar Curtis Funeral Home.
[Double Boxes=Melanie and Kimberly/Microwave]


That's where we find Kimberly McBroom.
Kim this is the first of two public visitations scheduled?
[Live=Kimberly Full/Microwave]
[SUPER=@Kimberly1;]
[SUPER=05-Roanoke;]
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(Rollcue: well loved man. )
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=07-Elizabeth Hale;]
[SUPER=07-Dan Conner;]
[SUPER=07-Freddy Lark;]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]
[SUPER=01-Duke Curtis/Funeral Director;]
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[OUT Q=belonged to everybody.]




[Live=Kimberly Full/Microwave]
[SUPER=05-Roanoke;]
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[Double Boxes=Melanie and Kimberly/Microwave]
(QUESTION: Why has Taylor's family waited so long to hold the funeral?)



[Galax-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Mel]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Fatal Fire]


Two bodies were discovered inside a home that burned last night in Galax.
When authorities arrived-- they say the house was engulfed in flames.
Police say both victims were female-- but have not released their names.
No other details were available

[HI-SHOOTING]


[ANCHOR=MELANIE]
[NEWSCAST=NOON]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Shooting]


The state flag is flying at half-staff throughout the Hawaiian islands today in the wake of the state's worst mass murder.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Honolulu, HI;]

[6:07:02]
Seven employees of Xerox in Honolulu were gunned down yesterday by a co-worker.
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[SOT]

[6:07:10-28]
[IN Q=WE ALL HEARD THIS BANGING NOISE....]
[SUPER=01-Andy DeLeon/Witness;]
[RUNS=:18]
[OUT Q=SOMEONE GOT SHOT UPSTAIRS.]
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[VO-NAT]


Xerox repairman Byran Uyesugi (oo-eh-SOO'-gee) surrendered after a five-hour standoff with police.
A Honolulu T-V station reports the 40 year old suspect threatened a supervisor back in 19-93.
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[McKinney]


[ANCHOR=mel]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


Jurors have resumed deliberations in the murder trial of Aaron McKinney.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Laramie, WY;]


The panel got the case yesterday.
McKinney is accused of fatally beating gay college student Matthew Shepard last year outside Laramie, Wyoming.
If convicted McKinney could receive the death penalty.
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[Egyptair]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Egyptair Crash]


Recovery efforts for the wreckage of EgyptAir Flight 9-90 have been delayed until at least Saturday.
Strong winds and big waves have driven most vessels away from the site where the Boeing 7-67 crashed in the Atlantic Sunday morning.
Investigators, meanwhile, say they're trying to learn why one of the plane's thrust reversers was deactivated before the crash.
Bobbi Harley has the latest on the crash probe.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Newport, RI;]
[SUPER=01-Capt. James Graham/U. S. Navy;]
[SUPER=04-Coast Guard Video;]
[SUPER=01-Bobbi Harley/Reporting;]
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[OUT Q=CBS NEWS, Newport, RI.]

(((LOCATOR: NEWPORT, RI) NASTY WEATHER FORCED THIS FLEET OF HI-TECH SHIPS TO REMAIN AT PORT EARLY TODAY AS INVESTIGATORS WAIT FOR CONDITIONS TO IMPROVE.
SOT: CAPT. JAMES GRAHAM/U.S. NAVY

"I HAVE TO REMIND EVERYONE THIS IS LOUSY TIME OF THE YEAR FOR WEATHER"
WHEN THE WEATHER CLEARS.. POSSIBLY NOT BEFORE THE WEEKEND... THE U-S-S GRAPPLE WILL HEAD TO THE SPOT WHERE THE PINGING SOUNDS FROM THE PLANE'S BLACK BOXES HAVE BEEN LOCATED.
SOT: GRAHAM

"HER PRIORITY WILL BE TO RECOVER THE TWO BLACK BOXES."
(SUPER: COAST GUARD VIDEO)

BUT THIS NEWLY RELEASED COAST GUARD VIDEO SHOWS THEY'VE ALREADY RETRIEVED THOUSANDS OF PIECES OF THE PLANE, FROM SEATS TO SIDING TO A TIRE, EVEN PASSENGERS BELONGINGS. THE BAD WEATHER HASN'T SLOWED N-T-S-B INVESTIGATORS ON LAND.. AND YESTERDAY THEY REVEALED AN ENGINE PART KNOWN AS A THRUST REVERSER WASN'T WORKING AND WAS DEACTIVATED ON ONE OF THE JET'S ENGINES. THE F-A-A ALLOWS PLANES TO FLY WITH ONLY ONE THRUST REVERSER, BUT INVESTIGATORS WILL BE LOOKING VERY CLOSELY AT THE POSSIBILITY THE REVERSER COULD HAVE SUDDENLY ACTIVATED DURING THE FLIGHT. IN 19-91, A FAULTY THRUST REVERSER WAS BLAMED FOR ANOTHER BOEING 7-67 CRASH THAT KILLED 223 PEOPLE IN THAILAND.))
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Democrats won some key Southwest Virginia races last night--
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[VO-NAT ]

but it's the Republicans who are really celebrating this afternoon.
More on their historic win is still ahead on News-7 at Noon.
First, let's talk to Patrick Evans.
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[Talent=Patrick]

[Wx-Tease] [Weatherpro] [music up full] [comm1]

[XGR-Elections]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=99-43 TC35:06]
[GRAPHIC=Election 99]


"The people have chosen us."
So declared Governor Jim Gilmore as Virginia Republicans took control of the House of Delegates for the first time in history.
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[SOT 23:06:35]
[IN Q=Liberalism is]

((LIBERALISM IS A WASHED UP RELIC OF THE PAST.))
[RUNS=:02]
[OUT Q=of the past.]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=203-Richmond]


Republicans kept their slim Senate majority.
AND, they finally moved into majority party status in the House.
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[SOT 22:57:37]
[IN Q=Free at]

((GILMORE: FREE AT LAST! FREE AT LAST! FREE AT LONG LAST!))
[SOT 22:58:13]

((AND TO ALL VIRGINIANS, I SAY THANK YOU FOR PUTTING YOUR FAITH AND YOUR TRUST IN THE REPUBLICAN PARTY.))
[SOT 23:11:52 ]

((CRAIG BIEBER/VIRGINIA DEMOCRATIC PARTY: WELL, WE FEEL GOOD ABOUT THE RACES THAT WE DID WIN. WE GOT SOME VERY STRONG VICTORIES TONIGHT FROM EDD HOUCK IN SPOTSYLVANIA COUNTY, JOHN EDWARDS, STATE SENATOR FROM ROANOKE, IN ADDITION TO RICHARD HOLLAND. WE HAD SOME VERY STRONG VICTORIES IN THE HOUSE FROM DEMOCRATS WHO WERE HEAVILY TARGETED BY REPUBLICANS. :14 WE FEEL LIKE WE RAN SOME VERY STRONG RACES, AND WE JUST CAME UP A LITTLE BIT SHORT.))
[SUPER=207-Gov. Jim Gilmore; :07]
[SUPER=201-Craig Bieber/Virginia Democratic Party; :12 ]
[RUNS=:39]
[OUT Q=bit short.]
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[VO-NAT]


The results now put Amherst Delegate Vance Wilkins in the driver's seat in a bid for the powerful Speaker of the House post.
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[Keister]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=99-44 TC35:56]
[GRAPHIC=Election 99]


While Repulicans did well statewide, Southwest Virginia DEMOCRATS had a lot to celebrate last night.
One of the most closely watched races this election was in the seventh House of Delegates district.
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[TAKE LEADER 110]
That's where Democrat Benny Keister won the seat left open when Republican Tommy Baker retired.
Teresa Hamilton reports.
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[SOT]

[IN Democrat]
[SUPER=203-Dublin; :00]
[SUPER=201-Benny Keister/(D) Delegate Elect; :16 ]
[SUPER=201-Barbara Chrisley/(R) Candidate for Delegate; :43 ]
[SUPER=219-Teresa/Hamilton; :59]
[RUNS=1:12]
[OUT Q=NEWS 7, Dublin.]

((Democrat Benny Keister says he knew going into the race that it was going to be tough-- but never imagined it would get quite as heated as it did-- as evidenced by the constant stream of negative campaign ads that have bombarded viewers over the past several weeks.
[IN Q=]

(( BENNY KEISTER/D-DELEGATE ELECT: I THINK PART OF IT WAS BECAUSE OF THE FACT IT GOT TO BE A SPOTLIGHT TYPE DEAL, I HAD NO CHOICE BUT TO JUST DIG IN BECAUSE I'M NOT GOING TO GIVE UP.))
The seat Keister will soon occupy has historically been held by Republicans. And, the G-O-P was pinning its hopes on Barbara Chrisley....who acknowledged early on that Keister would be the one heading to Richmond. [IN Q] (( I'VE OBVIOUSLY LEARNED THE INSIDE OF BIG TIME POLITICS AT THE STATE LEVEL, BUT IT WAS A VERY REWARDING EXPERIENCE, OBVIOUSLY, IT WOULD HAVE BEEN NICER ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE COIN.))
Keister, who's also Mayor of Dublin, would like to get some rest-- but admits that probably won't happen anytime soon. The question of who will fill his shoes locally-- must now be decided. Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7, Dublin.))

[Edwards]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=99-35 TC1:48:46]
[GRAPHIC=Election 99]


The race for Roanoke's Senate Seat was supposed to be a close one, but it didn't turn out that way.
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[TAKE RESULTS FULL SCREEN]
Democratic Senator John Edwards easily won re-election in the 21st District.
Scott Goldberg was at the Democrat's victory party.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=203-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=201-Sen. John Edwards/(D) 21st District; :12]
[SUPER=201-Vern Danielsen/Rke. Democratic Chairman; :45]
[SUPER=219-Scott/Goldberg; :53]
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[OUT Q=News-7 Roanoke]
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[SOT ]
[IN Q=natsound]

((NATSOUND: EDWARDS CELEBRATING.)) [RUNS02]
[OUT Q=]


All week John Edwards was getting ready for a race that would come down to the wire...
What he got in the end was a landslide victory.
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[SOT 10:14:17]
[IN Q=tonight is not]

((EDWARDS: TONIGHT IS NOT JUST A VICTORY FOR JOHN EDWARDS. IT'S A VICTORY FOR THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY (applause).)) [RUNS09]
[OUT Q=applause]


Republicans thought they had a good chance of winning back Edward's seat ...
And even the most optimistic Democrats were surprised he won by an 18-point margin.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT EDWARDS INTERVIEW AT 10:42:53]
[IN Q=WE DIDN'T]

((EDWARDS: WE DIDN'T ANTICIPATE ... THIS LARGE MARGIN OF VICTORY.)) [RUNS05]
[OUT Q=MARGIN OF VICTORY]


In the end, Democrats say, voters said "no" to negative campaigning ....
Endorsing Edwards' record ... his ideas ... and his refusal to run ads attacking his opponent.
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[SOT vern interview at 10:34:20]
[IN Q=WHEN SOMEONE]

((VERN DANIELSEN: WHEN SOMEONE RUNS ON ISSUES AND HAS A STRONG CHARACTER, IT'S A VICTORY FOR EVERYBODY.)) [RUNS08]
[OUT Q=FOR EVERYBODY]
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[SOT STANDUP 12:18:45]
[IN Q=THE 21ST]

((SCOTT GOLDBERG: THE 21ST DISTRICT STATE SENATE SEAT HAS A HISTORY OF CHANGING PARTIES -- IT'S DONE THAT IN 4 OF THE LAST 5 ELECTIONS. JOHN EDWARDS BUCKS THAT TREND ... WINNING RE-ELECTION TO A SECOND FOUR-YEAR TERM IN RICHMOND. SCOTT GOLDBERG, NEWS-7, ROANOKE.)) [RUNS12]
[OUT Q=NEWS-7 RONAOKE]))



[Cranwell]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=99-49 TC03:33]
[GRAPHIC=Election 99]


Delegate Dick Cranwell is headed back to Richmond for a 15-th term-- after beating Al Bedrosian by 26 percentage points.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=203-Vinton]


This was the second time Cranwell beat Al Bedrosian for the 14th district seat in the House of Delegates.
But this time around Cranwell won by a significant majority -- compared to just a few percentage points last time.
And while Cranwell claimed his victory -- other democrats were not as lucky.
Despite the upset overall for the democratic party -- Cranwell says not much will change in the General Assembly.
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[SOT 22:06:30]
[IN Q=You all]

((YOU ALL WANT TO LOOK AT THIS AS DEMOCRATIC VERSUS REPUBLICAN AND THAT'S NOT WHAT THIS ELECTION WAS ABOUT, THIS WAS 140 FIRE FIGHTERS, LITTLE SKIRMISHES GOING ON))
[SUPER=201-Del. Dick Cranwell/(D) Vinton;]
[RUNS=10]
[OUT Q=You all want]
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[VO-NAT]


Cranwell says he is ready to get back to Richmond to continue standing up for Southwest Virginia.
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[Church]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=99-36 TC1:20:01]
[GRAPHIC=Election 99]


While Democrats won the Roanoke Valley's Senate and House seats, Roanoke County Republicans can celebrate their new majority on the Board of Supervisors.
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[TAKE LEADER 410]
Butch Church defeated Democrat Spike Harrison with 57 percent of the vote.
His victory, and the re-election of Fuzzy Minnix gives Republicans control.
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[SOT 01:44:48]
[IN Q=I feel in my heart]

((I FEEL IN MY HEART THAT WE HAVE A CHEMISTRY AND A COMBINATION OF THREE REPUBLICANS THAT CAN USE THEIR COMMON SENSE AND RESPECT WE HAVE FOR THE CITIZENS. WE WORK FOR THE PEOPLE WE'RE PUBLIC SERVANTS. I THINK WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE. WE REALLY DO.))
[SUPER=201-Butch Church/(R) Supervisor-Elect]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=we really do.]
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD!!]


Church paid tribute to his 85- year- old mother, his wife, and others who supported his eight and a half month campaign for office.

[Newman-Campbell]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=99-38 TC51:07]
[GRAPHIC=Election 99]


All three Republican incumbents easily won re- election in Central Virginia.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=203-Lynchburg]


Delegate Preston Bryant had no opposition this year, and Kathy Byron easily beat Democrat Jason Campbell in the 22nd District.
State Senator Steve Newman also had no trouble defeating his Democratic challenger in the 23rd senate district.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 10:33:19]
[IN Q=The percentages]

((SEN. STEVE NEWMAN/R- LYNCHBURG: THE PERCENTAGES ARE EXCITING TO BE QUITE HONEST, THIS PARTICULAR CAMPAIGN THEY SPENT A LOT MORE MONEY, IT WAS A LOT MORE NEGATIVE AND THE RESULTS WERE THE SAME.)) ((JOHN CAMPBELL/D- SENATE CANDIDATE: I'M NOT DISCOURAGED BY THAT, BECAUSE IT MEANS WE GOT SUBSTANTIALLY MORE THAN WHAT YOU MIGHT CALL THE NORMAL DEMOCRATIC BASE IN THIS DISTRICT.))
[SUPER=201-Sen. Steve Newman/(R) Lynchburg; :00]
[SUPER=201-John Campbell/(D) State Senate Candidate; :12]
[RUNS=19]
[OUT Q=in this district.]
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[VO-NAT]


Campbell says he would "not" rule out another run for political office in his future.
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[Tease2] [SOFT MUSIC UNDER]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


The N-B-A season is underway.
Patrick will have more later in sports.
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[VO-NAT ]


And a local landmark and the road that runs on top of it are closed this afternoon and may be for some time.
Find out why when News-7 at noon returns.
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[MUSIC UP FULL]
[COMM BREAK #2]


[E-Museum-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=99-41 31:54]
[GRAPHIC=Fire]


Another historic building along Lynchburg's riverfront has burned.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg;]


Just after ten last night, a passerby saw smoke coming from a second story window from the 135- year- old J.W. Wood building on Jefferson Street.
The structure is being renovated into the Amazement Square children's museum and was scheduled to open next summer.
Crews had the blaze under control in about twenty minutes.
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[S-Natural-Bridge]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=99-27 2:01:17]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Experts are checking the safety of historic Natural Bridge.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Natural Bridge]


The road that runs on top of the tourist attraction will be closed, beginning today.
Route 11 will be closed for as long as two weeks while experts check how solid it is.
A Georgia tourist was killed last month when a rock came loose.
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[Stocks]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE# none]
[GRAPHIC=stocks]


On Wall Street at Noon, the Dow was UP 42 points.
[tease3] [SPORTS MUSIC UNDER]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Still to come in sports, the Express get an impressive victory on their home ice,
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[VO-NAT ]

and the N-B-A is back for another season and the defending champs proved they're ready to play.
Patrick has highlights, next.
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[MUSIC UP FULL]
[COMM BREAK #3]



[S-Express]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-51]
[GRAPHIC=Express/Nailers]


The Roanoke Express picked up the 6-3 win over the Wheeling Nailers last night.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Nailers vs. Express; :00]


Kris Cantu served a one game team suspension for his racial slur Sunday against a black Dayton player.
The ECHL announced last night that he's suspended for eight games and must pay a fine.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="I think]

((TOMMY BENIZIO/EXPRESS GENERAL MANAGER:I THINK THE EAST COAST HOCKEY LEAGUE WAS VERY FAIR IN IT'S RULING. WE DON'T APPROVED OF WHAT HAPPENED IN OUR GAME AGAINST THE DAYTON BOMBERS. AND WE ARE GLAD TO SEE THAT THEY ARE TAKING SOME ACTION.))
[SUPER=01-Tommy Benizio/Express General Manager; :00]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=..some action]
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[VO-NAT]


Ben Schust put the Express up 2-1 with 1:40 left in the first period with his fourth goal of the season.
Then, John Evangelista scores off a rebound to the left of the net to make it 4-1
[SUPER=34-Roanoke/6/Wheeling/3;]

Express in the second.
Roanoke wins by three.
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[S-NBA]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-44]
[GRAPHIC=NBA]


The NBA season kicked off last night.
Both the defending world champs and the Eastern Conference champs started off the year with a win.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-San Antonio, TX/76ers vs. Spurs; :00]


The defending champion San Antonio Spurs took on George Lynch and the 76ers.
Allen Iverson nails this three from the corner.
Avery Johnson to Tim Duncan for the slam as the Spurs win 89 to 76.
[SUPER=03-New York, NY/Cavaliers vs. Knicks;]


The Eastern Conference champion New York Knicks topped Cleveland 92-84, Latrell Sprewell scored 17.
Sprewell has signed a contract extension possibly worth 62 million over five years.
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[S-TECH]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-55 922TC]
[GRAPHIC=BIG EAST]


The Big East conference announced yesterday that Virginia Tech will join the league as a full member July 1 of 2000.
The vote came after Miami confirmed that it is NOT leaving the Big East for the ACC.
The Hokies also addressed their rivalry with West Virginia yesterday.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Morgantown, WV/1989; :00]


The bad blood between the two schools has always existed, and wins like Tech's 12-to-10 upset a decade ago on Mountaineer Field did nothing but add fuel to an already scorching hot fire.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=BITES]
[SUPER=01-Shane Beamer/Virginia Tech Long Snapper; :03]
[SUPER=01-Andre Kendrick/Virginia Tech Running Back; :12]
[RUNS=:28]
[OUT Q=......our for yourself, so."]
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[WIPE TO PINNACLE BOARD]
You can watch the game right here on WDBJ-7.
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[Orioles-Hargrove]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Orioles]


The Baltimore Orioles have named former Indians skipper Mike Hargrove as manager.
The Associated-Press has learned that Hargrove is expected to sign a contract today. Hargrove led the Indians to five straight American League Central division titles.