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Coming up on News 7-
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A Blacksburg native is among the victims of this weekend's plane crash involving a Virginia National guard unit. Charges are pending following a traffic accident today in Roanoke County. Dale Earnhardt's widow makes an emotional appeal to the public.
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Plus, Leo says colder air is moving in. News 7 is next.
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A Blacksburg native is among the victims of yesterday's military crash in Georgia.
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[anchor=Teresa]
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Good evening, I'm Teresa Hamilton.


[Military-Crash]


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Sources close to the family say Staff Sergeant Greg (Skir-pee) Skurupey is among the victims. Skurupey is a Blacksburg native... who had moved to Gloucester in Eastern Virginia where he was married with two children. He would have been 35 today--
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Skurupey and 17 - other Virginia National Guard airmen were killed yesterday when their plane crashed near Macon, Georgia. The men were returning to Virginia following a two week training mission in Florida.
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Today relatives of the 18- Virginia National Guard airmen began gathering at Camp Pendleton in Virginia Beach.
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((LT. COL. THOMAS TRULIP/203RD RED HORSE FLIGHT COMMANDER: SOME OF THE FAMILIES ARE STILL IN A STATE OF SHOCK, AND OBVIOUSLY THEY'RE ALL GRIEVING FROM THIS TERRIBLE TRAGEDY THAT'S OCCURRED, WE'RE SUPPORTING THEM WE'RE DOING EVERYTHING WE CAN TO HELP THEM THROUGH THIS IT'S JUST GOING TO BE A LONG PROCESS.))
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Investigators have found the National Guard plane's black boxes, but aren't sure whether the devices were working when the plane crashed.
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[Toss-2-Leo] Teresa tosses to Leo in Weather Center

[WX1] [11:00pm] [03/04/2001] [MCU]WEATHER OFFICE [WXPRO/FULL]WEATHER MAP

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Charges are pending after a head-on collision in Roanoke County today.
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Authorities say 51-year-old James Fletcher the Third of Roanoke was traveling NORTHbound in the SOUTHbound lane of Peters Creek Road when he struck another vehicle. A county officer says he spotted Fletcher's Buick going in the wrong direction and followed him for a little over a mile BEFORE the collision. Police are not yet releasing the name of the other driver involved in the accident. Both drivers were taken to Roanoke Memorial. Authorities say their injuries do NOT appear to be life-threatening.
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State police say a Vinton woman escaped with minor injuries after driving off a Bedford County road tonight. Police say it was around 8-20 when Juanita Rose Moore ran off the right side of Route 24, struck a highway sign and ran into several trees.
Her vehicle landed on its top.
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Fire damaged a house in Roanoke tonight.
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It happened around seven o'clock on the 69- hundred block of Thirlane road.
Officials are still looking into what sparked the blaze... No report yet on whether there were injuries.
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Terrorists are being blamed for the explosion outside the B-B-C's television office in London today. The building was evacuated...
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after police received a coded warning. Cameras were rolling as experts tried to carry out a "controlled explosion."
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[vo-nat] British authorities suspect Irish terrorists may be behind the blast that rocked houses up to a mile away. An employee of London's underground rail system was slightly injured.
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[Clifton-Forge]


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Clifton Forge is a city with a 95-year history. Tuesday, residents head to the polls to answer a question that could change the city's future. Will it remain a city? Or become a town. Kate Weidaw talked with Clifton Forge residents to see what they think.
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((The store front of Always Roxies on Main Street is a clear statement of what George Moran wants for Clifton Forge. Moran has lived in the city for 19 years and feels city officials haven't put forth the effort to keep the city status alive.

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((GEORGE MORAN:IF WE MADE A CONCERTED EFFORT TO REALLY GO AFTER ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND WE CAN'T ACHIEVE IT, THEN I SAY I SAY AT THIS POINT IT'S THE 11TH HOUR AND WE HAVE TO DO IT, BUT UNTIL THAT HAPPENS LETS TRY IT.))
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((JEAN MANNER: THEY HAVE GIVEN IT A SHOT, CLIFTON FORGE HAS WORKED WITH THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT FOR YEARS AND SPENT A LOT OF MONEY RESEARCHING ALL OF THAT.))
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Jean Manner has been a life- long resident of Clifton Forge and has watched the city lose businesses, jobs, and residents.

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((JEAN MANNER: WE'RE BANKRUPT AND WE HAVE A SMALL POPULATION A BIG SCHOOL DEBT AND A BIG JAIL DEBT.))
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The city needs more then 6 million dollars to upgrade its sewer system and build schools.

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((JOE ANDERSON: FINANCIALLY WE CAN'T AFFORD TO BE A FIRST CLASS CITY IT PUTS TO MUCH OF A STRAIN ON OUR ECONOMY.))
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((JOE ANDERSON: WE NEED TO RAISE OUR TEACHERS SALARIES WE'RE WAY DOWN ON THE LIST OF WHAT WE PAY OUR TEACHERS.))
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Still residents like Otis and Mable Washington say change is NOT needed. They're worried promises of lower taxes may not happen... if Clifton Forge becomes a town and residents have to pay town AND county taxes.

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((OTIS WASHINGTON: THEY SAY THEY TAX CLIFTON FORGE AND THEN THEY TAX THE COUNTY AND THAT'S TOO MUCH MONEY.))
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Come Tuesday residents will know if Clifton Forge will become the second city in Virginia to revert from a city to a town. Kate Weidaw News 7 Clifton Forge.))



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Dale Earnhardt's widow speaks publicly for the first time since the Daytona accident that killed her husband. Details ahead...
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And former First Lady Nancy Reagan christens an aircraft carrier in Virginia today... as President Bush looks on. We'll show you, just ahead.
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[Reagan-Christening]


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It will be hard to forget Ronald and Nancy Reagan's 49th wedding anniversary.
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Nancy Reagan spent part of the couple's anniversary christening an aircraft carrier in her husband's name today. Former President Reagan has Alzheimer's, and no longer makes public appearances.
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President Bush also spoke at today's ceremony in Newport News.
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Some youngsters are getting a taste for the stock market.
In this week's Business Review, Jennifer Miele finds some kids in the hall who mean business.
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Salomon Smith Barney is taking the ticker tape into the classrooms of North Cross Middle School.
This is one of 50 classes across the country competing for a free share of City Core stock.
Students will pick five stocks from a list of 25.
The class with best portfolio at the end of three months get the free share.
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((ELI LESSER/NORTH CROSS TEACHER: IT'S A WONDERFUL OPPORTUNITY IF A STUDENT RECEIVES JUST ONE SHARE, THEY CAN KEEP IT FOREVER, OR AS LONG AS THEY SEE FIT, THEY CAN WATCH IT GO UP AND DOWN.))
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Employees at Fabricated Metals exposed this week that they lost their health insurance long before they lost their jobs.
Barry Moran says the company stopped paying insurance premiums two months before shutting down.. but never told employees.
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((BARRY MORAN/FORMER FMI EMPLOYEE: CLOSING IS BAD ENOUGH, BUT DOING THAT TO OUR INSURANCE AND 401 K'S IS PLUM RIDICULOUS. THEY STILL OWE US FOR A LOT OF MEDICAL BILLS AND WE ARE HERE TO GET THINGS STRAITENED OUT, WHETHER IT TAKES THE COURT TO DO IT OR WHATEVER IT MAY TAKE.))
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Fabricated Metals officials would not go on camera, and instead issued this statement "We have always tried to treat employees the best we can, and have done so through the years. Circumstances beyond our control forced us to close. We tried to do everything we could to honor our employees' concerns."
Employees urged Roanoke County Police to investigate the matter.
Meanwhile, the company says it just doesn't have the money to pay employee medical bills.
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The long-time publisher of the Salem Times Dispatch sold his newspaper group this week.
Ray Robinson also said goodbye to the New Castle Record, Fincastle Herald, and Vinton Messenger.
Wilson Koepell and Jeff Stumb bought the papers.
The pair already owns the papers in Christiansburg, Blacksburg and Radford.
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Dow finished UP 16.17 at 10,466.31. And the
Nasdaq finished DOWN 65.74 to close at 2117.63.
For News 7, I'm Jen Miele. That's this week's business review.))







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Some noticeable changes are being made to one neighborhood in Southeast Roanoke.
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Today a newly- renovated one-hundred year old home was dedicated. The home belongs to the Rescue Mission... which is located down the street. The director of the Rescue Mission will live in the house... and hopes it sends a message to Roanoke.
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((JOY SYLVESTER-JOHNSON/RESCUE MISSION: WE REALLY HOPE IT ATTRACTS PEOPLE TO COME BACK TO SOUTHEAST AND TO MOVE BACK TO SOME OF THE HOMES THAT HAVE BEEN ABANDONED AND TO BUILD NEW HOUSES IN THE EMPTY LOT AND REALLY MAKE THIS A THRIVING NEIGHBORHOOD AGAIN.))
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Dozens of area residents packed the house to take a look at the renovations.
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It took hundreds of volunteers to make those restorations possible. One man in particular was behind all of the planning. His name is Sidney Miller and he's a 74 year old full time volunteer. While he keeps busy during his retirement years he took a moment to talk with Kate Weidaw for this week's Virginia Profile.
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((SIDNEY MILLER: I RETIRED ON FRIDAY AND WENT TO WORK ON MONDAY, LIFE IS SHORT YOU GOT A LOT OF THINGS YOU NEED TO DO.))
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After working 47 years as a regional manager of Leggett Department Stores, taking time off wasn't in Miller's game plan.

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((WHEN I STOPPED WORK I DECIDED I WANTED TO DO SOMETHING FOR THE COMMUNITY.))
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So he began to volunteer his time for the Rescue Mission in Roanoke. Before long Miller became an integral part of the mission by finding volunteers and businesses to donate their time and money to special projects. Over the last eight years Miller has overseen projects like the Thrift Store and the new addition to the Rescue Mission - which includes a new kitchen, eating area, and chapel. But his latest project involved getting his hands dirty to renovate this 1-hundred year old home. Miller says finding and organizing hundreds of volunteers to do the work is really a piece of cake.
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((YOU'LL FIND IF YOU TELL PEOPLE YOU HAVE A NEED A LOT OF PEOPLE OUT THERE WHO WANT TO DO SOMETHING.))
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((WE HAVE HAD SOMEWHERE BETWEEN 5 AND 7 HUNDRED DIFFERENT VOLUNTEERS THAT HAVE WORKED ON THIS PROJECT.))
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The home had to be completely gutted: Floors had decayed, the ceiling had caved in, and the roof had to be redone.

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((WE TOOK 7 DUMPSTER LOADS OUT OF THE HOUSE ON THE FIRST DAY.))
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After a year of hard work the finished product is something that makes Miller proud.

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((WE WANT TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THIS AREA WE WANTED TO DO SOMETHING TO TELL THIS COMMUNITY THAT WE ARE PART OF THE COMMUNITY.))
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The next big project Miller plans to tackle is the Women's Shelter. So if you're wondering what to do with your retirement years Miller says making a difference for others can make a difference for yourself. Kate Weidaw News 7 Roanoke.))




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Swing dancing's all the rage at one local church come Tuesday nights. We'll have details - just ahead.
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And a spectacular volcano spews in Africa... We'll show you - straight ahead. Stick around.
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A volcano causing havoc in Africa makes tonight's video of the day.
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The volcano in the Kivu Province has been spewing lava and ash for nearly a month now.
Flames are reaching 100 meters above the volcano... and ash is falling as far as 30 kilometers away.
But while it's a sight to behold - nearby residents are seeing their land destroyed and water polluted.
Some residents say they're suffering diarrhea, conjunctivitis and an increased number of miscarriages because of the volcano.
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Some members of a local church are having a swinging good time keeping a fun part of history alive.
Photographer Brent Watts shows us how a new generation is twirling their way into the past... and future... of swing dancing.
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If you're interested in swing lessons - you can call 7-7-2-4-9-1-5. The cost is 5 dollars.
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Duke beat North Carolina yesterday 95 to 81 and with the win the Blue Devils made A-C-C history by winning or sharing five consecutive league titles.
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[SUPER=03-Chapel Hill, NC/ABC SPORTS; :]


The Tar Heels take the floor at the Dean Dome.
And Carolina went to work. Max Owens feeds the ball to Brendan Haywood for the monster jam and a 2 point lead.
But the Blue Devils would light it up from outside. Shane Battier nails the three he had 25 in the game Duke led by 5.
[SUPER=33-Duke#2/95/UNC#4/81/;]


Carolina could not handle Jason Williams. The Blue Devil point guard would score 33 points in the 95 to 81 win.


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Wake Forest beat N.C. State 76 to 58 yesterday to improve its record to 8 and 8 in the conference. It's Wakes first finish above 500 in 4 years.
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[SUPER=03-Raleigh, NC/RAYCOM; :]


The Deacons huddle around head coach Dave Odom.
But N.C. State would take the early 2 point lead when Archie Miller hits the three from the corner.
Wake Forest comes right back Darius Songaila takes it to the hoop and scores and the game was tied at 28 at the half.
State came out running to start the second half Clifford Crawford takes it to the hoop for the score and State trailed by 4.
[SUPER=33-Wake Forest#23/76/N.C. State/58/;]


But Wake Forest would keep it outside Robert O'Kelly nails the three pointer and the Deacons end the regular season with the 76 to 58 win.
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[SUPER=03-Gainesville, FL/CBS SPORTS; :]


Kentucky's Marquis Estill with his jersey on backwards as the Wildcats take on Florida.
Estill put his jersey on right then he takes it to the hoop scoring the basket and drawing the foul for the three point play.
But the Gators come right back as Major Parker takes it to the hoop for the layup to make it 34 to 22 Florida.
[SUPER=33-Florida#6/94/Kentucky#15/86/;]


Florida's Teddy Dupay had a career day he scored 28 points to lead the Gators to the 94 to 86 win.
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In the N-B-A today, Karl Malone scored 20 points in 22 minutes to lead Utah to a 118 to 98 win over the Washington Wizards.
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[SUPER=03-Washington, DC/NBC SPORTS; :]


Jerry Sloan looked a little concerned early.
But he would relax after this play John Starks takes it to the hoop and scores the bucket ending the first half Utah led 26 to 17.
The Jazz used the fast break to break open the game Donyell Marshall taking the pass from John Stockton for a 14 point jazz lead.
[SUPER=32-Utah/118/Washington/98/;]


Then Malone would get the ball down low and take it in for the jam Utah wins it 118 to 98.
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The New York Islanders fired head coach Butch Goring. New York has the worst mark in the N-H-L with just 42 points.
Assistant Lorne Henning will take over for Goring.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Chicago, IL/UCTV; :]


The Carolina Hurricanes battled their way into a tie with Boston for the 8-th playoff spot in the Eastern Division.
Carolina would score four goals in the third period in a 6 to 3 win over Chicago. And here are tonight's scores.

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The Lady Hokies of Virginia opened the first round of the Big East tournament with a win.
Tere Williams, A second team Big East all conference selection, scored 20 points as the Hokies beat Villanova 73 to 67.
Chrystal Starling led the Hokies with 21 points.
JEFF GORDON WINS AT LAS VEGAS. MORE LATER ON MORNIN'.




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Jeff Gordon rolled the dice in Vegas yesterday and broke the bank. He takes the checkered flag winning the U-A-W 400.
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The caution would come out three laps into the race when Jeff Burton crashed into the turn three wall and a couple of laps later Rusty Wallace would hit the wall to.
Todd Bodine, the winner of the Busch Race Saturday, was leading the race with 225 laps to go.
Dale Jarrett, the pole sitter, made his move and he would come to the front with 208 laps to go.
But Mark Martin made his move from the middle of the field to take the lead at the halfway mark of the race.
However, with 108 laps to go, Dale Earnhardt Junior would move his Chevy to the front for the lead.
But it was Jeff Gordon who hit the jack pot in Vegas yesterday taking the checkered flag in the U-A-W 400 for his first win this season.
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Dale Jarrett finished second, Sterling Marlin third Johnny Benson fourth and Todd Bodine fifth.





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Teresa Earnhardt made her first public statement yesterday since the death of her husband Dale Earnhardt a couple of weeks ago.
Teresa flew into Vegas yesterday from North Carolina and with Dale Junior at her side made a plea to racing fans and the state of Florida to help her protect the privacy of Dale Earnhardt's autopsy photos.
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Joe Durant will play in the Masters next month. He won the Genuity Championship in Miami today.
Durant shot a 7 under par 65 to beat Mike Weir by two strokes. He finished at 270 18 under par.
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Tiger Woods continues to look for his first win this season.
Woods and Thomas Bjorn were tied going to the par 5 18-th hole. But Woods would hit his third shot into the water and had to settle for a double bogey on the hole giving Bjorn the win.
Bjorn tapped in for par finishing at 22 under par after shooting a 3 under par 69.
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