[1-News-Head]

[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

Tonight on NEWS 7 at SIX: We'll hear from V-M-I's first female cadets ...as members of the original co-ed class get
ready to graduate.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

And the James River wasn't the only obstacle Eagle Rock residents had to overcome. We'll tell you what it took to build their new bridge.
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[Sports-Head]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
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Tonight on News 7 sports - some coaches are on the move tonight on the hardwood. We'll check on a deaf lacrosse player at VMI, catch up with Indiana bound Dave Meyer
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[VO-NAT]

and when Michael Vick took center stage his dad stayed in the background. Tonight Michael Boddie talks about his high flying son.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Robin]
[SS=None]


The warm air gets the boot from a front that moved through this afternoon. Precious little rain though. Forecast details are just ahead.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 4-Shot]


News 7 is next.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


It's been four years since the first women enrolled at Virginia Military institute.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


Now the cycle is almost complete.
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[ANCHOR=KEith 2-Shot]


Good evening, I'm Keith Humphry.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


And I'm Shannon Young.
[VMI-Women]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#01-04 TC1:41:52 ]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


The end of a lengthy legal battle was just the beginning of major change for VMI.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


Next month the first class to include women from all four classes will graduate.
[Double Boxes=Keith-SHannon and JoeD/Starlink]


Joe Dashiell is in Lexington tonight with more on this milestone.
[Live=JoeD Full/Starlink]
[SUPER=@Joe1;]
[SUPER=05-Lexington;]
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[IN Q=After four years]
[SUPER=01-Jennifer Boensch/VMI Cadet; :15]
[SUPER=04-August 1997; :35]
[SUPER=01-Alexis Abrams/VMI Cadet; 1:03]
[SUPER=01-Erin Claunch/VMI Cadet; 1:29]
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[OUT Q=rest of the world.]
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[81-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=01-12 TC1:02:14]
[GRAPHIC=I-81 Accidents]


It's been slow going all day along on a portion of Interstate-81.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.;]


With only one northbound lane open near Christiansburg, crews continue to clear the scene of an early morning tractor trailer wreck that killed a man.
State Police say early this morning, the rig jumped the guard rails, overturned and caught fire.
The driver Cleo Ivory survived but a passenger, Tommy Ray Atkins, died.
Both were from Tennessee.
V-Dot crews have been on the scene since four a-m for the major cleanup effort.
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[SOT-:22:48]
[IN Q=ESPECIALLY WHEN YOU HAVE]

((DARYL MEREDITH/V-DOT; ESPECIALLY WHERE YOU HAVE SOMETHING LIKE THIS, WHERE YOU HAVE TO CLOSE DOWN TRAFFIC TO ONE LANE AND ESPECIALLY DURING THE DAY WHEN TRAFFIC IS PRETTY HAVE IT'S BUSY, IT DOES CREATE SOME CONGESTION. ))
[SUPER=01-Daryl Meredith/VDOT;]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=SOME CONGESTION]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pulaski Co.]


And just further South, another accident crippled southbound Interstate traffic.
Police say an elderly couple from New York lost control driving a car trailing a camper.
No other vehicles were involved and the two were treated for minor injuries.
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[Eagle-Rock]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6 p.m.]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=01-21 TC18:29]
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[***ANCHOR TAG***] After 2 years of construction the new bridge to Eagle Rock is now open. And while the bridge is a welcome convenience to many, it's also a testament to what a community can achieve when its members come together.
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[IN Q=nat applause...]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.; :03]
[SUPER=@Putney; :18]
[SUPER=04-File Tape; :34]
[SUPER=01-Bonnie Britt/Eagle Rock Resident; 1:16]
[RUNS=1:34]
[OUT Q=This is certainly a day to rejoice.]
(([SOT 17:49-17:52]

(((champagne bottle))) [RUNS:03]
[OUT Q=(applause)]

It wasn't your typical bridge opening, but then, Eagle Rock isn't your typical town. Residents have spent the past few years inundating county, state and federal officials with requests that their main artery into town be preserved.
[SOT 3:09:24-3:09:38]
[IN Q=Never have I been ...]

((Never have I been contacted by so many people, never have I seen the total interest of a community come together like I saw and have seen here in Eagle Rock with regards to this bridge.)) [RUNS:14]
[OUT Q=with regards to this bridge.]

The battle started in 1996 when VDOT announced the bridge connecting Routes 220 and 43 would be torn down for good. Residents rallied, engaging in signature and letter writing campaigns, making phone calls, sending faxes and making threats.
[SOT 3:08:10-3:08:21]
[IN Q=We were told by you folks...]

((We were told by you folks who wrote us and called and visited, "Don't come back from Richmond if you don't bring a deal for a bridge across the river.)) [RUNS:11]
[OUT Q=across the river.]

The campaign worked. Less than 5-years later, hundreds of local residents turned out to catch this morning's ribbon cutting and a parade of vehicles like school busses and emergency rigs that, for safety reasons weren't allowed to cross the old bridge. The day was spent celebrating success and dreaming about the future.
[SOT 2:57:18-2:57:24]
[IN Q=We're hoping that the stores...]

((We're hoping that the stores that closed, that some will reopen again and the community will build back up.)) [RUNS:06]
[OUT Q=will build back up.]

The next goal for a community that's proven there is strength in numbers.
[SOT 2:56:30-2:56:36]
[IN Q=The only way we got it...]

((The only way we got it was by everyone pulling together, the whole community's efforts together.)) [RUNS:06]
[OUT Q=community's efforts together.]
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[IN Q=This is certainly...]

((This is certainly a day to rejoice.)) [RUNS:02]
[OUT Q=a day to rejoice.]))
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[GRAPHIC=None]

The new bridge opened to traffic immediately following the ceremony.

[Death-Penalty]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=01-09 1:10:41]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Governor Jim Gilmore has NOT yet decided.
But a year of legislative work on how to handle D-N-A evidence that could prove convicted killers innocent hangs in the balance.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond/File Tape;]


The Governor left Saturday for a two week European trade mission.
The General Assembly rejected his changes to the D-N-A bill three weeks ago.
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[SOT 13:53:27]
[IN Q=Yes, he tried to narrow the bill]

((LT. GOV. JOHN HAGER: YES, HE TRIED TO NARROW THE BILL. THAT'S HIS PREROGATIVE OF COURSE. BUT I FELT LIKE THE BILL THAT EMERGED FROM THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY WAS A VERY GOOD BILL. AND IT WAS ONE THAT THE PEOPLE OF VIRGINIA HAD INDICATED THAT THEY SUPPORTED AND THAT THEY WANTED.))
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[OUT Q=supported and that they wanted.]
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[SS=None]


The bill would let biological evidence that could prove innocence be tested at any point.
Current Virginia law allows NO new evidence 21 days after the original trial.
Governor Gilmore wanted to limit that window of opportunity for testing to three years after the trial.

[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]
[SS=NONE]


It sounds like a great idea-- protection from telemarketers.
But it may also be the latest scam to hit the area.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


And later on News 7 at Six, an area petting zoo welcomes two new arrivals-- baby kangaroos.
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[Scam]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=01-25 TC03:23]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


Workers at the Better Business Bureau says it's the worst scam they've ever seen.... a telemarketing firm selling protection from other telemarketing firms.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


As Business Reporter Jennifer Miele explains, phones are ringing off the hook, looking for "Peace and Quiet."
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[SOT]
[IN Q=It's a phrase]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;:00]
[SUPER=07-Frances Murray;:15]
[SUPER=01-Julie Wheeler/Better Business Bureau;:24]
[SUPER=@jennifer1;1:03]
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[OUT Q=JM News 7.]

(( It's a phrase Frances Murray is all too familiar with... "Peace and Quiet."
That's the telemarketing company that offered to protect her from other telemarketers.
She said no thanks.. but she hasn't enjoyed ANY peace and quiet since.
[SOT]

((FRANCES MURRAY: WHEN I GOT MY VISA BILL, $289, I COULDN'T EVEN REMEMBER WHAT THAT WAS ABOUT.)) [RUNS07]
Peace and Quiet charged Francis anyway.
But that's not all.
[SOT]

((JULIE WHEELER/BBB: THEY'VE GOTTEN IRATE WITH SEVERAL CUSTOMERS. YOU JUST WANT YOUR INFORMATION OUT THERE? WE'LL JUST LEAVE IT OUT THERE SO OTHERS CAN STEAL IT IF YOU WON'T PAY US.)) [RUNS10]
Phones are ringing off the hook at the Better Business Bureau.
In fact, one came in during the middle of our interview. [NAT SOUND] [RUNS06]
The B-B-B says authorities are investigating the company because so many complaints are coming in.
[SOT]

((JULIE WHEELER/BBB: THIS HAS JUST BEEN AN AMAZING I CONSIDER IT AN EPIDEMIC.)) [RUNS03]
As for Frances...
[SOT]

((FRANCES MURRAY: THING TO DO WHEN YOU GET THESE TELEMARKETING CALLS IS TO HANG UP AND NOT EVEN TALK TO THEM.)) [RUNS06] [STANDUP] ((JENNIFER MIELE REPORTING: PEACE AND QUIET MAY HAVE YOUR CREDIT CARD INFORMATION BEFORE THEY EVEN GET YOU ON THE PHONE. IF THEY DO, HANG UP AND CALL YOUR CREDIT CARD COMPANY IMMEDIATELY... TELL THEM YOU DID NOT AUTHORIZE ANY PAYMENT TO PEACE AND QUIET. JENNIFER MIELE, NEWS 7.)) [RUNS12]))

[Craig-Clinic]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=01-07 TC1:39:31]
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Craig County has been without a full-time doctor for more than year now.
That's forced some patients to travel to Roanoke or Salem for health Care.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Craig Co.]


So Radford University is now bringing health services to the community two days a week.
The University recently started its traveling mobile clinic.
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[SOT58:24]
[IN Q=The goal of the clinic]

((MELANIE PARKS/RN COORDINATOR; THE GOAL OF THE CLINIC IS TO REACH THE UNDERINSURED AND UNINSURED POPULATION PRIMARILY CHILDREN))
[SUPER=01-Melanie Parks/RN Coordinator]
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[OUT Q=the children]
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[VO-NAT]


The clinic will see patients with chronic or acute illnesses and provide physicals.
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[SOT30:25]
[IN Q=Health care is very important]

((LAURA TIPTON; HEALTH CARE IS VERY IMPORTANT FOR THE PEOPLE OF THIS COMMUNITY AND WHEN YOU LOSE THAT OPTION IT SCARES A LOT OF PEOPLE. AND EVERY COMMUNITY NEED HEALTH CARE ))
[SUPER=07-Laura Tipton]
[RUNS=13]
[OUT Q=scares a lot of people]
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[VO-NAT]


The clinic is open Tuesdays and Fridays.
And patients pay based on their income level.
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[Stocks]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=None]
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[ANCHOR= Keith 2-Shot]


Poor earnings reports and a big drop in consumer confidence weighed down Wall Street today. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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[SUPER=x5000;]
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


The DOW dropped 77 points.
NASDAQ fell 43.
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[D-Day]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=slo]
[TAPE#=01-13 TC28:56]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


Will President Bush be in Bedford, or not?
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

Plans for the D-Day Memorial dedication could change, depending on his decision.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford/File Tape]

A spokesperson for the memorial says that President Bush hasn't said whether he'll be attending the event June Sixth or not. Memorial officials are waiting for the release of the President's schedule, which they say might not come more than a couple of days before the dedication.
At the moment, they're planning for the event as if Bush WILL be there, saying that it is much easier to lessen security at the last minute than it is to add security.
They also say they could change the time of the event to fit the President's schedule.
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[Science-Museum]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=01-24 TC09:58]
[GRAPHIC=None]

The Science Museum of Western Virginia is losing its executive director.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/February;]

Ken Schutz is leaving to take a job as Director of the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix, Arizona. Schutz has served as Director of the Roanoke science museum for approximately eight years. At the museum's last board meeting-- Schutz stated he wanted to stay in Roanoke. His new job, however, does not rely on state funding to operate unlike Roanoke's museum. In the upcoming budget year-- the state appropriated NO money for the Science Museum.
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[Sports Tease]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
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Coming up tonight on the Big 7 - Dave Meyer talks about his chance in the NFL, Michael Vick's dad talks about his son.

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[VO-NAT]

And Roy Stanley takes us to Lexington on post for a visit with a special VMI lacrosse player.
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[S-Coaches]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-81 14135tc]
[GRAPHIC=WAKE FOREST]

The Wake Forest Demon Deacons finally have a replacement for Dave Odom. Skip Prosser was tabbed the school's new head basketball coach this afternoon. Prosser won 148 games in 7 seasons at Xavier. He'll be formally introduced tomorrow at 5.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Boston, MA; :00]

And the Boston Celtics announced today that Jim O'Brien will return as head coach next season. He took over in January when Rick Pitino quit and he almost got the Celtics into the playoffs going 24-and 24 down the stretch.
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[S-Meyer]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-84 2:00:20]
[GRAPHIC=Steam]


As news 7 sports told you last night, former Virginia Tech and arena 2 Roanoke Steam quarterback Dave Meyer has signed a rookie free agent contract with the Indianapolis Colts.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]


Meyer played just about a month with the Steam and says the speed of that game will increase his chances of making the Colts roster as the third quarterback. Learning from Peyton Manning could be the high point of Meyer's trip to Indy.

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[SOT]
[IN Q="they are]
[SUPER=01-Dave Meyer/Signs with Colts; :00]
[RUNS=:32]
[OUT Q=....some more"]
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[S-Vick]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=sp-93 728tc]
[GRAPHIC=VICK]


When Michael Vick realized his childhood dream this past weekend and became the top pick in the NFL draft, his father Michael Boddie did what he has done most of the past two years - stay in the background and stay proud.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY/Saturday; :00]

Vick was surrounded by his family members on stage in the Madison Square Garden theatre, and while his dad was on that stage he shied away from the attention. Later, he took a moment to offer up come rare comments about his son.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="I COULDN'T ASK FOR...]
[SUPER=01-Michael Boddie/Michael Vick's Father; :00]
[RUNS=:23]
[OUT Q=...it happen man."]
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[S-Lacrosse]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-87 (1:35:01)]
[GRAPHIC=VMI Logo]


Playing a fast paced, physical team sport like lacrosse requires individuals to be alert at all times. Perhaps no one understands the importance of using one's senses to the fullest more than VMI lacrosse player Scott Brotherton who is deaf. Roy Stanley has his inspiring story.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Lexington; :00]
[SUPER=01-Scott Brotherton/VMI Defenseman; :14]
[SUPER=01-Doug Bartlett/VMI Head Coach; :48]
[SUPER=@Roy1; 1:01]
[RUNS=1:31]
[OUT Q=....news 7 sports."]
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[TALENT=MIKE]
[GRAPHIC=VMI]

This afternoon the Keydets beat St. Andrew's 12-to-9 in Lexington. [Kangaroo]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=01-10 TC45:02]
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[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


It's a boy and a girl.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


They're the newest arrivals for a Floyd County man who runs a business raising exotic animals.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Floyd Co.;]


Buddy Staples brought this pair of Wallaby Kangaroos to his petting farm on Easter Sunday.
Just barely a month old, the pair, named Lieutenant and Hot Lips, will live inside his home and grow to be about 30-inches tall.
This isn't the first time the Staples Farm has hosted a kangaroo.
In January, Captain, their 4-month-old kangaroo escaped out the front door, he was eventually found dead from exposure to the cold.
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[SOT:30:18]
[IN Q=IT WAS JUST LIKE AN]

((BUDDY STAPLES/STAPLES FARM; IT WAS JUST LIKE AN OLD FRIEND LAYING UP BESIDE YOU WATCHING TELEVISION YOU WOULD SAY COME HERE CAPTAIN AND THEN HE'D COME OVER, THESE HAVE NOT GOTTEN TO THAT POINT YET BUT THEY WILL.))
[SUPER=01-Buddy Staples/Staples Farm;]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=THEY WILL]
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[VO-NAT]


Staples plans on breeding the his new pets, and hopes the interesting animals will attract more children to his petting farm.
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[2-SHOT]