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Coming up on News 7-
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Freedom for 24 Americans- they're in the air on their way home.
A stampede at a soccer game- dozens are killed.
Plus why residents of one Roanoke neighborhood are scared.
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And some furniture stores in the area will change-
Don't go away.. News 7 is next.
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A jetliner carrying 24- crewmembers of an American spy plane has left China-
It's on its way to the U-S.
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((USA! USA! USA! USA!))
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This is the response as President Bush tells a crowd at East Carolina University in North Carolina.
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The chartered jet is on its way to the United States- it'll make a stop in the U-S territory of Guam and then it's on to Hawaii.
The release ends a week and half after the plane collided with a Chinese fighter.
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Teri Okita has been following this story since Day one- she joins us from Washington with the latest.
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((THEIR FLIGHT TO FREEDOM TOOK OFF... AROUND 7:30 P-M EASTERN TIME, A CHARTERED 737 CARRYING THE 24-U-S CREWMEMBERS WHO HAD BEEN DETAINED IN CHINA FOR 12 DAYS. AFTER A BRIEF STOP-OVER IN GUAM, THE CREW WILL BE FLOWN TO HAWAII FOR A DAY OR TWO OF MILITARY BRIEFINGS AND MEDICAL CHECK-UPS -- SOME WHICH HAVE ALREADY STARTED. Rear Adm. Craig Quigley/Pentagon Spokesman: What were looking for is, before the details start to fade in any humans mind, we want to capture the memories while still fresh own perceptions --timeline --leading up to it. THE PENTAGON SAYS A TEAM OF 13-PSYCHOLOGISTS, MEDICAL DOCTORS, AND INTELLIGENCE OFFICERS WILL AID IN THE DEBRIEFING. Non-stop service to Settle... FAMILY MEMBERS ARE ALREADY HEADING TO THE CREWS HOMEBASE OF WHIDBEY ISLAND, WASHINGTON TO WELCOME THEM, THE PENTAGON HOPES, BY EASTER. Monica Mabatid/Ramon Mercados Sister: He sounded fine and healthy. We were crying and jumping up and down and hugging my parents and praying at the same time. YELLOW RIBBONS AND SIGNS HANG ACROSS THE NAVAL BASE ALREADY AWAITING THE RETURN OF THE 21-MEN AND THREE WOMEN.
NATSD FULL OF CHANTS: u-s-a, u-s-a! AT A STOP IN NORTH CAROLINA, THE CROWD WENT WILD WHEN PRESIDENT BUSH BROKE THE NEWS OF THE CREWS RETURN. DIPLOMATS BROKERED THE DEAL BY USING LANGUAGE ACCEPTABLE TO BOTH SIDES. IN A LETTER TO THE CHINESE GOVERNMENT, THE US SAID -- IT WAS VERY SORRY FOR THE LOSS OF THE MISSING PILOT AND VERY SORRY FOR ENTERING CHINAS AIRSPACE AND LANDING WITHOUT PERMISSION. Teri Okita/Reporting: A deal still needs to be worked out to get the US spy plane back. Diplomats from both countries will meet in one week to discuss the details. They also plan to talk about future U-S reconnaissance missions near China.))
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The Virginia Senate is taking steps that could allow the General Assembly to take another look at this year's budget, and the car tax.
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The Senate Rules Committee will consider an amendment from "Bo" Trumbo tomorrow, allowing lawmakers to reconsider the budget. [Next Page]
If both houses adopt the resolution, it would allow lawmakers to re-open the budget debate. [Next Page]
And that might end the seven-week budget stalemate with Governor Gilmore over the pace of car tax relief.
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Virginia Democrats are mad.
And they're getting it all in the record to take the GOP redistricting plan to court.
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Suffolk Republican Chris Jones drew up the plan.
He took most of the heat.
At one point, Majority Leader Morgan Griffith accused Minority Leader Dick Cranwell of saying Jones was a liar-- which would violate House rules.
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In the Roanoke area, both Dick Cranwell and Chip Woodrum volunteered NOT to run if either could be put in Vic Thomas's district instead of together.
Republicans refused.
Thomas has NOT yet said whether he'll retire this year.
[Toss-2-Robin] Jean tosses to Robin in Weather Center

[WX1] [11:00pm] [04/11/2001] [MCU]WEATHER OFFICE
A spring snowstorm has blasted Colorado .. paralyzing parts of the state.
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Blizzard-like conditions have left thousands without power.
Denver public schools have even closed their doors for the first time in six years.
And with hazardous traveling conditions - major highways ... even The Denver International Airport have all closed.


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[Toss back to anchor][Belle-Vandal]


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Neighbors wonder who might be the next victim .. and how they can stop it.
Residents in a northeast Roanoke neighborhood have watched vandalism to their homes and property go on for months .. with no apparent end in sight.
As Kate Weidaw reports, whoever is doing it has left a lot of people on edge.
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((LARRY POLLARD: IT MAKES YOU SLEEP UNEASY AT NIGHT KNOWING SOMEBODY LIKES TO SEE FIRE AROUND HERE.))
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Larry Pollard was the most recent resident on Belle Avenue to have his property vandalized.

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((LARRY POLLARD: SOMEBODY STUFFED MY FENDER WHEEL HERE FULL OF NEWSPAPER AND LIT IT AND MY TRASH CAN WAS BURNING AND THE NEXT DOOR NEIGHBORS TOOK GARDEN HOSE AND PUT MY CAR OUT, THE TRASH CAN BURNT UP.))
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Nathan Wheeling lives across the street from the Pollards and has seen his neighbors' cars get egged, windows broken, and fires set.

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((NATHAN WHEELER: IF YOU LOOK AROUND ALL THE NEIGHBORS HAVE ADT SYSTEMS BECAUSE THEY ARE AFRAID BECAUSE PEOPLE ARE GOING TO BREAK IN OR THEIR HOUSE CATCHING ON FIRE.))
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Wheeling's next door neighbor Jonathan Stover was the first one to be vandalized last summer.

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And it just hasn't stopped. Flower pots set on fire at another home, a vacant house burned to the ground .. neighbors wonder when will it end, and what can police do about it.
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((KATE WEIDAW: THE ROANOKE CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT SAYS IT HAS BOOSTED ITS PATROLS ON BELLE AVENUE BUT RESIDENTS SAY THAT'S OBVIOUSLY NOT ENOUGH BECAUSE THE VANDALISMS KEEP HAPPENING.))
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((JONATHAN STOVER: I'VE TALKED TO THE COPS A NUMBER OF TIMES AND ALL I'VE ASKED FOR IS A RIDE UP AND DOWN THE STREET A COUPLE OF TIMES AND THEY CAN'T SEEM TO DO THAT.))
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No one has been hurt yet, but residents worry more fires could lead to injuries or even death .. and that's why they hope they, or police, or anybody, can find out who's doing it.
Kate Weidaw News 7 Roanoke.))


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It was supposed to be a little skeet shooting .. but now a 12 year old boy is in critical condition.
The Pittsylvania County Sheriff's department says an adult and three juveniles were shooting skeet along Ferry Road .. when a 10 year old boy shot his companion in the head with a 20- gauge shotgun.
No word if any charges are being considered.




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In Roanoke, the second suspect in a cab driver shooting is in custody. Shawn (Con-iss) Conace Vaughn turned himself in last night.
Police say Vaughn and another man allegedly shot and robbed
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a cab driver early Sunday morning.
The cab driver is listed in fair condition.
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Hundreds of Heilig Meyers Furniture stores across the country are closing, but stores in Roanoke and Lynchburg are safe- although they will change.
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The company filed bankruptcy last August.
It already closed stores in Christiansburg, Radford, Martinsville, and Collinsville in an attempt to save money.
Now nearly 400 other stores with close so the company can divert its resources to its outlet stores.
Those in Roanoke and Lynchburg will convert to outlet status called "RoomStores" at the end of May.
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A shooting in a senior center leaves two dead. And a soccer stampede kills many more. Those stories are still ahead.
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But things are literally looking up for the Concorde. The high-flying aircraft is back in the sky .. at least for now.
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((Hey folks this is Mike Stevens back in the News 7 sports office on national reading night at Salem Memorial this guy and this guy both missed a no a no hitter. We'll meet an area track star who is running to NC State. A redshirt freshman is blowing up the D-backs in Blacksburg. And it's a struggle but Steve Mason has Roundhouse Wrapup on the eve of game three of the Express-Toledo series tonigh

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Two people are dead after a gunman opens fire in a California senior citizen center.
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The shots were fired this afternoon at the center just south of San Diego.
Officials say when police arrived at the high-rise, a gunman fired on then at least six times.
SWAT units with dogs led a search for at least one suspect.
There is no word yet on who died in the gunfire.
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What was supposed to be a day of watching soccer- turns into a nightmare in South Africa.
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A stampede leaves at least 40 people dead and more than one hundred hurt.
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((THIS IS REALLY DEVASTATING... WHAT HAS HAPPENED IS THE FENCE SEEMS TO HAVE COLLAPSED.))
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It happened at a soccer stadium in Johannesburg- as the crowd was tryng to get into the Stadium.
Some of the people who died were inside the stadium and others were outside- Witnesses the stadium was overcrowded and organizers had to shut the gates with thousands of fans waiting outside.
The chaos erupted as one of the teams scored a goal.
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After 9-months on the ground- the Concorde is back in the air... at least one of them.
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Authorities gave the green light- and today an Air France Concorde took off for a test run.
It's the first to fly since the supersonic jet was grounded- after last July's crash killed 113 people.
The Concorde is now equipped with new tires developed by Michelin-
Engineers are also working on methods to protect the fuel tank from punctures.
Authorities believe the crash was caused when a piece of metal on the runway gashed one of the tires, sending debris into a fuel tank triggering a fire.
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A protest on the Tech campus today ... and students say there may be more. The details are just ahead.
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And a second concert is "Too Much" for Dave Matthews. Promoters "Crash" plans for a week from Sunday.
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Virginia Tech students say they'll continue to hold protests if the University doesn't address what they see as race problems on campus.
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A number of students say the school hasn't done enough since a fight between two professors last month.
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SOME believe that argument over a Pamplin Hall classroom between a black and white professor was race related.
Students are demanding a verbal apology, tuition reimbursement and required race sensitivity instruction for faculty and police.

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Fire officials in Martinsville say they need more money to do their job.
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The Fire Department is asking the city for money to hire three additional firefighters.
That would guarantee seven firefighters per shift.
But Martinsville's city manager says state funding may help decide whether the city can hire more firefighters.
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((EARL REYNOLDS/CITY MANAGER: WE REALLY COUNT ON HAVING REVENUES FROM THE COMMONWEALTH TO BE FAIRLY STABLE. SO WHEN THOSE REVENUES, HISTORICAL REVENUES FROM THE COMMONWEALTH BEGIN TO GO DOWN AND NEW REVENUES FROM THE COMMONWEALTH CANNOT BE PUT IN PLACE THEN WE ARE IN A CATCH 22.))
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Reynolds says one option is to raise fees to pay for new firefighters.
But he says that decision won't be made until a final budget decision in Richmond.
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[Dave-Matthews]


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Dave Matthews may be popular in his home town .. but even he can't sell out two concerts, so one of them has to go.
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If you have tickets to his show a week from SUNDAY in Charlottesville, sorry, the April 22nd concert is cancelled because of poor ticket sales.
You can get a refund from the same place you purchased the tickets.
The Dave Matthews show for Saturday the 21st in Charlottesville is sold out, and that one will go on as scheduled.

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A menagerie of sports trinkets are on the way tonight with everything from an Avalanche of Pelican runs to a runner joined the Pack. Plus, we're inside Tech football and the Express playoffs. But first in tonight's Extra Point -
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the NHL playoffs opened tonight for six teams. Two of those got its on in Philly at the First Union Center. Buffalo and Philly are tied at 1 when Doug Gilmore gets the game winner on a relentless putback. The Sabres win game one 2-to-1. Game two is Saturday night back in Philly.
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The Avalanche bats cooled off dramatically tonight as Myrtle Beach blanked the Avs 7-to-nothing.
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Before the game, the players taught the youngsters in attendance one of the finer points of the game - proper cleat lacing. Myrtle Beach was into lacing pitches. Adam LaRoche line this pitch into right field and drives in a run to make it 1-to-nothing in the 1st. That would be the game winner and this lady knew it as she went right to her magazine. The Pelicans would go up 5-to-nothing and then add another on this play as Peter Orr smacks one off of the wall in right bringing another Myrtle Beach run home and sending another fan to the newsstand. Wilson Betemit would then bloop one into left field to get the final run home. Myrtle Beach win 7-to- nothing.
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Pelicans' pitcher Jung Bong got the win as he had a no-hitter going into the 8th before it was broken up. Game 3 of the series is tomorrow night.
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President Bush was in Charlotte today, and while there he took time to meet with Dale Earnhardt's widow, his two sons and his youngest daughter Taylor.
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While that meeting was taking place, 11 Winston Cup teams were in Talladega practicing for next weekend's first restrIctor plate, superspeedway race since Daytona. Among those taking part n today's test were Ward Burton and Earnhardt's replacement Kevin Harvick.
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Jefferson Forest track star Ebony Foster has accepted a full track scholarship at N.C. State.
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The senior will specialize in sprinting. She has several records at Jefferson Forest including high marks in the 100, 400, long jump, triple jump and shot put. She credits her success to family.
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((EBONY FOSTER:))
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After putting the Cavaliers on the track map, her potential seems endless. Ebony's ultimate goal is the Olympics.
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((ROBERT BUTLER:))
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Ebony formally signed with the Wolfpack this morning.

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The Virginia Tech football team got offensive in today's "Red Zone" workout. The Tech offense showed some spark scoring 9 times in the scrimmage. One of the guys who has been a spark plug this spring is
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wide receiver Richard Johnson. The redshirt freshman from Baltimore sat out last season after a stellar prep career in which he was named the number one player in all of Maryland and one of the top four high school receivers in the nation.
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Johnson's humility will serve him well in life, but you can bet that folks will be bragging about him in a before he leaves Tech. Johnson says his redshirt year on the scout team prepared him well for the spring.
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[VO NAT CON'T] The Tech defenders got an eyeful of Johnson last season when his job was to imitate the opposition's best receiver on the scout team. They say he could be the next Peter Warrick.
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The Spring game is Saturday, April 21st at 2.








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The VMI basketball team has picked up a top prospect from the state of Florida. Clint Zwayer, a six foot five inch guard from Sebring high school averaged 20 points and 11 rebounds a game as a senior this past season. He also was a candidate for the McDonald's All-American team.

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Ferrum College catcher Brian Strong is this week's Dixie conference player of the week. Strong, who is from Glade Hill, hit 615 last week for 2 homer, 9 rbis and a fielding percentage of 1000 percent. He is hitting 400 for the season.

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The Express hopes to take control of its best of five game playoff series with Toledo when the two hook up tomorrow night in game three with the series tied at one win a piece.
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Steve Mason has more in Round House wrap up that is overflowing with all kinds of rough housing.
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((While John Dusbobik's skate broke during practice, there's nothing his team has to fix. By stealing a win in Toledo, Roanoke now has the edge, but knows the Storm will bring it's best Thursday night to the Round House. ((:)) Calvin Elfring had to release some of his pinned up aggression for game three by starting a wrestling match with yours truly. The match was a draw. Speaking of fights and physical play, the Storm always brings out the best in the Express.
((:)) ((:)) ((:)) ((:)) That wasn't to end of it. Some one caught the encounter on film, gave a copy to the officer, who in turn got Florio a duplicate. ((:)) Daniel Bertiaume is scheduled to start in goal for the Express. Almost a thousand tickets have been sold for Thursday night's game. Steve Mason News 7 sports.))

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[WIPE TO ENG# !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!]
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Former Express boss Frank Anzalone got back in coaching today as he returned to his old collegiate stomping ground - Lake Superior State.
He won a national title at Lake Superior in 1988.
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He wears a badge and a gun...
And he's a saxophone player for Cave Spring Junior High's beginning band.
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Mark Jervis is the school's resource officer.
He's been a Roanoke County police officer for 10 years.
He used to play the trumpet and french horn, but decided to take up the saxophone to learn alongside the students.

He says being with them in band class every day encourages the kids to approach him.
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((MARK JERVIS/ROANOKE CO. POLICE OFFICER: I TELL PEOPLE IF I CAN'T GO TO MY 6TH PERIOD BAND CLASS, OFFICER JERVIS IS NOT GOING TO BE A HAPPY CAMPER. SO, I LOOK FORWARD TO IT EVERY DAY.))
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((MARY LOUISE WOODY/6TH GRADER: IT JUST SHOWS PEOPLE THAT ADULTS AREN'T SOMEBODY THAT ARE GOING TO TRY TO GET YOU IN TROUBLE OR GIVE YOU DETENTION. IT JUST SHOWS THAT HE CAN HAVE A GOOD TIME, TOO.))
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The band teacher gives him high marks, too.
Jervis says that next year, he might try a new instrument.
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