[1-News-Head]

[TALENT=Keith]

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Assessing the cost of opening Botetourt County's new Elementary School ...the direct costs and the corners that may have to be cut to make it happen.
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[TALENT=Keith]


Also coming up on NEWS 7: Assessing the local impact of the Microsoft split.

[Sports-Head]


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In sports, we will show you one of the few par six holes in the country right here in the Valley at Ashley Plantation, a preview of the NBA finals
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and Avalanche manager Alan Cockrell talks about Michael Vick and his recent victory tour.
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[WX-Head]
[TALENT=Robin]
[SS=None]


The mid Atlantic slowly heats up and the tropics do too. Well explain in WeatherSchool in just a moment.

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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=ejo]
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[SOT 3:37:22]
[IN Q=How can]

((HOW CAN YOU BUILD A SCHOOL FOR 8 AND A HALF MILLION DOLLARS AND NOT OPEN IT?))
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[OUT Q=not open it]
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[VO-NAT]

Greenfield Elementary School might open next year after all -- but at what cost to other Botetourt County school children?
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[ANCHOR=Keith]

Good evening, I'm Keith Humphry.

[Greenfield]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=00-10 TC1:46:12]
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County politicians are cutting corners on other items to scrape together half a million dollars by tomorrow night. Tina Tenret shows us what could suffer.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=The new Greenfield]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Cathy Benson/Parent; :11]
[SUPER=01-Steve Clinton/Co. Supervisor; :41]
[SUPER=@Tina2; 1:18]
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[OUT Q=Tina Tenret News7 Botetourt County]

(( The new Greenfield Elementary School is more than just a state-of-the-art eight million dollar building. It would also rescue kids from overcrowded classrooms.
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[SOT 3:39:07]
[IN Q=I think if you]

((CATHY BENSON/PARENT: I THINK IF YOU SPEND THAT KIND OF MONEY AND YOU TELL PEOPLE YOU'RE GOING TO OPEN IT AND YOU DRAG EVERYBODY THROUGH WHAT YOU DID LAST FALL WITH THE REDISTRICTING LINES GETTING EVERYBODY ALL UPSET, YOU BETTER OPEN THAT SCHOOL.)) [RUNS:11]
[OUT Q=OPEN THAT SCHOOL]

Opening Greenfield would cost 515-thousand-dollars, and county supervisors say they'll pay at least half. School board members might spend less money to build classroom walls for other schools --and buy one fewer bus.
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[SOT 4:13:56]
[IN Q=How much do you think]

((TINA TENRET/NEWS7: HOW MUCH DO YOU THINK THE SUPERVISORS CAN GIVE THE SCHOOL BOARD ALTOGETHER? STEVE CLINTON/COUNTY SUPERVISOR: 50-75 THOUSAND DOLLARS. TENRET: ON TOP OF ... CLINTON: YES ON TOP OF WHAT WE'VE ALREADY OFFERED, THAT'S RIGHT.)) [RUNS:12]
[OUT Q=that's right]

Still, the boards fall about 100-thousand-bucks short of opening Greenfield. Steve Clinton's campaigning for another term as county supervisor. He denies these last minute deals are done to protect votes.
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[SOT 4:15:30]
[IN Q=The more subtle]

((CLINTON: THE MORE SUBTLE BENEFIT IS THAT IT DOES INDICATE BETTER COMMUNICATION BETWEEN THE TWO BOARDS. I WOULD AGREE INITIALLY THERE ARE SOME COMMUNICATION PROBLEMS BETWEEN THE BOARDS.)) [RUNS:07]
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[IN Q=I HOPE]

((CATHY BENSON/PARENT: I HOPE THIS FALL VOTERS OF BOTETOURT COUNTY WON'T HAVE A SHORT MEMORY. THEY NEED TO HAVE A LONG MEMORY. WE GET EXACTLY WHAT WE ELECT.)) [RUNS:08]
[OUT Q=ELECT]

The school board hopes to find a way to open Greenfield at a meeting tomorrow night. Tina Tenret News7 Botetourt County ))

[Microsoft]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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The much-anticipated decision has arrived; a federal judge has decided to break Microsoft into two parts.
[Double Boxes=keith and Jennifer/Newsroom]


Jennifer Miele takes a measure of the local impact of that decision.
[Live=Jennifer Full/Newsroom]
[SUPER=@JENNIFER1]


Keith, District Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson has been wrestling with this case for several months.
He ruled a violation of antitrust laws in April, and beginning today, the impact of his decision will trickle down to virtually every aspect of business, large or small.
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[IN Q= The court ordered]
[SUPER=01-Neil Schlossberg/Web Transitions; 19]
[SUPER=01-Mike Urbanski/Woods Rogers & Hazlegrove; 39]
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[OUT Q=7/8 of a point.]

(([VO] The court ordered Microsoft split into an operating systems company and another firm that would contain Microsoft's other software and online businesses.
Neil Schlossberg is the owner of Web Transitions Inc. His company develops web sites and provides solutions for Microsoft technology problems to customers.
[SOT]
[IN Q= I don't believe]

((I DON'T BELIEVE THAT MY BUSINESS IS GOING TO CRUMBLE, AND I DON'T KNOW IF IT WILL BE BETTER AFTER MICROSOFT CHANGES, I THINK I'LL HAVE MORE FRUSTRATIONS BEING THAT I'LL HAVE TO DEAL WITH MORE COMPANIES TO PROVIDE MY SOLUTIONS.)) [RUNS13]
[OUT Q= to provide my solutions.]

[VO] For Schlossberg, the breakup means headaches, new endeavors, and a game of wait-and-see, but some experts don't seem worried.
[SOT]
[IN Q= I think]

((I THINK WHETHER MICROSOFT IS ONE COMPANY OR THREE, IT'S AN AMERICAN SUCCESS STORY AND IT WILL CONTINUE ALONG WITH THIS TECHNOLOGY REVOLUTION TO CHANGE THE WAY WE DO BUSINESS.))
[OUT Q= we do business.]

[RUNS14] [VO] The past few months have been a bear market showing for technology stocks. But, the decision today came after trading stopped so Microsoft actually finished up 7/8 of a point.))
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[Live=Jennifer Full/Newsroom]

For most people, the decision doesn't make a whole lot of sense.... the question about antitrust is, was Microsoft harming consumers and has the company slowed technological development?
[Double Boxes=Keith and Jennifer/Newsroom]

Keith, regardless of the answers, Microsoft will be appealing the case, and they expect to overturn the ruling.

[Grant]


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A Danville man has been convicted of murder.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville/Yesterday;]


The judge will decide later what to do with 23- year old Ray Matthew Grant.
Last night, the judge found him guilty of first- degree murder for killing his girlfriend, 45 year old Mary Johnson.
Grant admitted killing Johnson. He stabbed her 75 times.
The defense presented no evidence.
Grant faces life in prison when he's sentenced next month.
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[Garage-fire]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=sch]
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The city of Martinsville will think about using fire alarms after its central warehouse burned last night.
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[VO-NAT]
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The damage was contained to a small area, but it could have been a lot worse.
The city can thank a passerby for spotting the building in flames and calling 9-1-1.
The quick response helped save the building that stores many of the city's industrial material supplies.
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[IN Q=]

((JERRY BROCK/MARTINSVILLE FIRE CHIEF: IT WAS A PRETTY TENSE SITUATION.....THERE ARE MILLIONS OF DOLLARS OF MERCHANDISE IN HERE.))
[SUPER=01-Jerry Brock/Martinsville Fire Chief;]
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[OUT Q=merchandise in here.]
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Chief Brock says the fire probably started by an electrical short. The damage is estimated at 250 thousand dollars.
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[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Keith]
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George Allen is bringing out the big guns to raise some big bucks.
Find out who's coming to dinner next on News 7.
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And later-- this Wasena store used to offer teddys-- now it sells trading cards.
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[Dole]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Former Senator Bob Dole and his wife Elizabeth are expected tonight at fundraiser for Senate Candidate George Allen in Roanoke.
[Double Boxes=Keith and Kate/Microwave]


Kate Weidaw is at the Wyndam Hotel where the fundraiser is taking place.
Have the Dole's arrived yet?
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[OUT Q=ask questions directly.]
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[Robb]


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George Allen's opponent, incumbent Senator Chuck Robb, joined a handful of lawmakers and civil rights activists today calling for tougher hate crime laws.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC;]


The Hate Crime Prevention Act of 1999 is pending before Congress but is stalled.
Today Robb introduced a resolution urging lawmakers to approve the bill.
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[IN Q=Basically]

((CHUCK ROBB: BASICALLY IT EXTENDS FEDERAL JURISDICTION TO COVER CRIMES THAT INVOLVE GENDER , THAT INVOLVE SEXUAL ORIENTATION THAT INVOLVE DISABILITIES AND IT WOULD PROVIDE FEDERAL JURISDICTION IN TERM OS THE PENALTIES THAT WOULD COVER SOME OF THOSE CRIMES.))
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[OUT Q=those crimes.]
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[VO-NAT]


The press conference was held today to mark the second anniversary of the death of James Byrd Junior.
He was dragged to death by three white men in Texas.
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[Smart-Road]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=mjo]
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Virginia's Smart Road is attracting millions of dollars from the federal government for driving safety research.


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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/March;]


The U-S Secretary of Transportation announced the 15-million dollar, three-year contract with Virginia Tech's Transportation Institute today.
Federal highway safety officials hope to use the Smart Road to find solutions to common traffic hazards.
The road opened for business in March.
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[Stocks]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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The markets closed before the decision to split Microsoft was announced. [TAKE DOW, NASDAQ & BLOOMBERG PAGE ]
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[SUPER=430-x/77.29/10812.86/x/82.84/3839.21/y/0.31/113.48;]


The DOW gained 77-points and NASDAQ climbed 83.
The Bloomberg News 7 Index lost about a third of a point.
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[Ferrell]


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Virginia Military Institute's Dean of Faculty is being replaced.
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[V/O-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lexington/November 5]


Alan Ferrell has been the Dean or Acting Dean for most of his four and a half years at V-M-I.
The Class of 2001 made him an honorary Brother Rat, entitling him to wear their Class Ring.
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[IN Q=I walked the]

((BRIG. GEN. ALAN FERRELL/VMI DEAN: I WALKED THE MILESTONES, ALONG WITH THE CADETS. I MADE THE PARADES WITH THEM. I CRAWLED THROUGH THE MUD WITH THEM. I STOOD IN THE RAIN WITH THEM. BUT I THINK THEY SENSE, BEYOND THAT KIND OF SUPERFICIAL THING, THEY SENSE WHEN YOU LOVE THEM.))
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[OUT Q=you love them.]
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[V/O-NAT]
Though he's enormously popular with cadets, he's being eased out of administration.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]


Some say he's too controversial, not quite "politically correct."
He'll be on sabbatical in the Fall, then return to teaching full time next Spring.
Associate Dean William Stockwell has been named Ferrell's temporary replacement.

[Card-Shop]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=mst]
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The Roanoke lingerie shop, that also served as an escort service, recently closed its doors in the Wasena area of the city. Mike Stevens says it appears that a change of merchants was in the cards for the neighborhood.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Ronnie Leftwich/Sports Card Shop Owner; :17]
[SUPER=@mike2; 27]
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[OUT Q=...NEWS 7."]

(( Old gaudy has been replaced by Old Glory on Main Street. A&R sports cards recently moved into the space formally occupied by "Delightful Occasions." Much to the delight of the area's residents. ((RONNIE LEFTWICH:)) Leftwich and his wife Aleta opened their shop last month, and literally began cleaning up the neighborhood. ((RONNIE LEFTWICH:)) Now the only see through things in the store are the glass cases that house the trading cards. ((RONNIE LEFTWICH:)) The couple hopes collecting Ted Williams and not teddys will prove beneficial for everyone. Mike Stevens, News 7.))

[Sports Tease]


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The Avalanche talks about the Rockies drafting Michael Vick, the latest on John Rocker,
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[VO-NAT]

and we will introduce you to one of the few par six holes in the country. A look at the Ashley Plantation sixth wonder in sports.
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[S-Salem]


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[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-70 26:33]
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Salem battles Potomac at Salem Memorial Stadium at seven OH five tonight. The Avalanche is gunning for it's seventh straight win. So what's been the key to this recent surge.
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[IN Q="we're]
[SUPER=01-Alan Cockrell/Avalanche Manager; :00]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=....good things happen"]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem; :00]


Cockrell is not only a solid manager, but he is also a former All-American quarterback from Tennessee. He played for the Vols from 1981 to 84. The manager and Avalanche pitcher Ryan Cameron offered a few thoughts on the Colorado Rockies drafting Virginia Tech quarterback Michael Vick.
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[IN Q="i think...]
[SUPER=01-Ryan Cameron/Avalanche Pitcher; :23]
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[OUT Q=.....a little bit....LAUGHS]
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[S-Rocker]


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Troubled Atlanta Braves relief pitcher John Rocker is a no show for the Richmond Braves.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-Major League Baseball; :00]


Rocker, who has been demoted to Atlanta's triple A team, has just a few days to report. If he does not report in that time, action could be taken against him.
[SUPER=03-Toledo, OH;] Rocker was supposed to join the Richmond Braves in Toledo Ohio, where they are taking on the Mu

d Hens.
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[S-MLB]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-71 (29:12)]
[GRAPHIC=MLB LOGO]


IThe Los Angeles Dodgers and Texas Rangers continued Interleague play this afternoon in Arlington, Texas.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Arlington, TX/FOX SPORTS; :]


Leading 5 to 4 the Dodgers rallied in the top of the sixth. F.P. Santangelo hits this shot that hits on the warning track and bounces over the right field fence for a ground rule double Alex Cora scores to make it 6 to 4 L.A.
The Dodgers already had five doubles in the game. Then Dave Hansen makes it six as he hits this shot down the left field line into the corner scoring 2 more runs to make it 9 to 4 Dodgers and L.A. leads 9-6 in the ninth.
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[S-Golf]


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[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-65 5935TC]
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Later this summer, area golfers will face the ultimate challenge when the longest golf hole in southwest Virginia opens at Ashley Plantation. Mike Stevens gives us a sneak peek of a monster in the making.
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[SUPER=@mike2; :12]
[SUPER=01-Chip Sullivan/Ashley Plantation Pro; :41]
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[OUT Q=...NEWS 7 SPORTS."]
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((CHIP SULLIVAN:)) ((That's Chip Sullivan talking about the massive par 6 hole that will be the centerpiece of Ashley Plantation's back nine that is scheduled to open later this summer. There is only one other par 6 in Virginia near Fredericksburg, by the time you play this 714 yard beast you will feel like you have gone to Spotsylvania County and back. ((CHIP AND MIKE)) One question is frequently being asked and that is a par 6 hole legal? The answer is yes. The United State Golf Association recognizes and hole longer than 699 years as a par 6. Once this back nine opens, golfers will have to survive the six, then take on a challenging par 4, before stroking a 235 yard par 3. ((SHIP SULLIVAN:)) If all goes well, the back nine will open on August 1st. Mike Stevens News 7 sports.))

[S-Coach]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
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[GRAPHIC=Hometown Hoops Weekly]


The Hometown Hoops coaching family grew a little bit today. Salem high school announced that Grant Smythers is the Spartans new head boys basketball coach. He comes to Salem from Carroll County high school. He replaces Charlie Morgan.

[S-Finals]


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[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-66 (38:56)]
[GRAPHIC=NBA PLAYOFFS]


The N-B-A finals open tonight in Los Angeles as the Lakers entertain the Indiana Pacers.
L-A last played in the championship in 1991 and lost to Phil Jackson's Chicago Bulls.(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q="No one...]

((PHIL JACKSON/LAKERS HEAD COACH: NO ONE REMEMBERS THE FACT THAT YOU COME IN SECOND IN THE CHAMPIONSHIP UNLESS YOU'RE A BASKETBALL AFFECTIONADO OR REPORTER. SO OUT JOB IS TO GO OUT HERE MY JOB SPECIFICALLY IS TO HELP THIS TEAM GET PREPARED FOR THIS SERIES AND THIS IS GOING TO BE A SERIES. I THINK PEOPLE DOWNPLAYED THE ABILITY OF INDIANA. I THINK THEY'RE GOING TO GIVE US A VERY GOOD SERIES."))
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[OUT Q=...very good series."]
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