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Today on News 7 at 5, a local school system puts its controversial plan to close and consolidate schools on hold. We'll have the details.
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Plus the fate of a mother who drowned her five children is now in the hands of a jury.
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Rain showers continue, but the skies will start to clear tomorrow, I'll have all the details...

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Also shareholders of a local company wants some answers about the near collapse of their investments,
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And a local hospital says it is tripling the size of its Intensive Care Unit. We'll take a tour.
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An apparent truce between Optical Cable's new and old management today... but shareholders are still hostile.
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At its annual shareholder meeting, Optical Cable Corporation was virtually silent about the ousting of founder Bob Kopstein.
Shareholders say their questions about the management change were ignored.
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Former CEO Bob Kopstein showed up at the meeting.
He shook hands with his successor despite being fired last year and failing to get another nomination to the board of directors.
He started the company 16 years ago, but was let go after suffering a series of financial setbacks that damaged the company's stock price.
It went from 14 dollars a share to under a dollar in less than a year.
Kopstein says he is still considering taking a consulting position with the company, and has been encouraged to do so.
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[tc:00:18:01] ((ROBERT KOPSTEIN/FORMER OPTICAL CABLE PRESIDENT:QUITE A FEW PEOPLE HAVE CONTACTED ME BY PHONE, E-MAILS AND STUFF LIKE THAT.))
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Shareholders were asked to write down their questions and submit them to company attorneys.
Many say their inquiries about Kopstein's removal weren't answered.
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[tc:00:23:43] ((MARVIN WILLIS/OPTICAL CABLE STOCKHOLDER: THEY JUST ANSWERED THE QUESTIONS THEY WANTED TO ANSWER. I TURNED IN TWO QUESTIONS AND THEY DIDN'T ANSWER EITHER ONE OF THEM.))
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The company says pending shareholder class action lawsuits prohibit it from speaking about certain issues.
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[5-Henry-School]


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A controversial school consolidation plan in Henry County is on hold indefinitely.
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The Henry County School Board, minus two members, today voted unanimously to cease action on the plan pending word from the County Board of Supervisors. The vote followed a recommendation made by the superintendent last week. Reaction to the vote is mixed.
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((KATHRYN WICKLINE/HENRY CO. SCHOOL BOARD CHAIR: I THINK THIS IS A VERY DARK DAY FOR EDUCATION IN HENRY COUNTY.)) [BUTT BUTT BUTT]
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((JUDY CLOUD/PARENT: I'M THRILLED... GET ON WITH BEING KIDS.))
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The plan would have combined four high schools into two and turned carver Middle School into an elementary school next year. Depite opposition to the *way* the plan would have been carried out, both sides agree something needs to be done to more efficiently allocate resources and educate students.
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Did Andrea Yates know right from wrong when she killed her two children?
That is the key question jurors must answer- as they deliberate her fate.
Jim Acosta is at the Houston courthouse where deliberations are underway.
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((ANDREA YATES WIPED AWAY TEARS AS THE PROSECUTION DESCRIBED IN GRAPHIC DETAIL HOW THE ACCUSED MOTHER FOUGHT OFF THE STRUGGLES OF HER FIVE CHILDREN TO DROWN THEM. AS YATES HUSBAND AND MOTHER WATCHED THE STATE CALLED IT A CRIME A LOVING MOTHER WOULD NEVER COMMIT. Kaylynn Williford, Prosecutor: "She had a plan and it was to take these children's lives. She didn't want to take her own life." Wendell Odom, Defense Attorney "When she's not psychotic she's a loving mother. She got it all confused." THE DEFENSE INSISTED YATES WAS SUFFERING FROM SCHIZOPHRENIC DELUSIONS THAT TOLD HER KILLING HER CHILDREN WOULD SAVE THEM FROM SATAN. HER LAWYERS POINTED TO MEDICAL RECORDS THAT SHOW YATES WAS DIAGNOSED AS PSYCHOTIC BEFORE AND AFTER THE DROWNINGS. AND TWO WEEKS PRIOR TO THAT FATEFUL DAY THE DEFENSE REMINDED THE JURY A PSYCHIATRIST TOOK YATES OFF HER ANTIPSYCHOTIC MEDICINE. George Parnham/Defense Attorney "If this woman doesn't meet the insanity standard in Texas, nobody does. You might as well wipe it from the books. PROSECUTORS REASONED THAT YATES WAS TRYING TO ESCAPE AN OVERWHELMING HOME LIFE AND A DOMINEERING HUSBAND. THEY CONCEDED YATES WAS ILL BUT RECALLED HER STATEMENTS TO DETECTIVES THAT SHE KNEW SHE BROKE THE LAW.
Joe Owmby, Prosecutor: It's not that I'm without sympathy. It's not that you are without sympathy. But what you're asked to do is decide this case on the fact and the law not sympathy for Andrea Yates. TO FIND ANDREA GUILTY ...THE JURY MUST DECIDE SHE WAS CAPABLE OF KNOWING RIGHT FROM WRONG. IT'S NOW UP TO EIGHT WOMEN AND FOUR MEN TO REACH A VERDICT. HOW LONG THE JURY TAKES IS ANYBODY'S GUESS. BUT WITH THREE WEEKS OF TESTIMONY, MEDICAL EVIDENCE, AND EXPERT ANALYSIS THESE JURORS COULD BE IN FOR A LONG HAUL.))

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A search is on for three crewman from a U-S navy helicopter.
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The chopper like this one... crashed into the Mediterrean Sea this morning while on a routine training flight.
The seahawk chopper crashed off the coast of Greece after taking off from a U-S destroyer.
The chopper is assigned to a squadron based in Mayport, Florida.
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[5-ICU]


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Montgomery Regional Hospital is tripling the size of its intensive care unit with a new addition. The hospital is dedicating a newly constructed three-story unit and it opens this month.
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New River Valley Bureau Chief Rachel Cannon took a tour of the facility and joins us from Blacksburg tonight... Rachel?
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Jean, the new intensive care unit occupies the second floor of the addition.... The other two floors will be used in the future for other patient services or even administration offices. But for now officials are concentrating on getting the ICU up and running for patients in the region.
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((NATS ((IT REALLY DOES GIVE THE HOSPITAL A NEW FEEL)) All that's left to complete are finishing touches to this state-of-the-art ICU. Construction of the three story unit in the front of the hospital has taken about a year...officials say they're ready to move in.
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((REED KENNEDY/MRH CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER; WE NEEDED MORE SPACE FOR PATIENTS AND FOR STAFF.))
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Montgomery Regional's new ICU will be a 10-bed unit. While that's only two more beds than in the current...the work space is tripled.
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((REED KENNEDY/MRH CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER; WE'VE GOT A MUCH BETTER ENVIRONMENT FOR OUR PATIENTS, NOW A BETTER ENVIRONMENT FOR OUR STAFF.))
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Kennedy says the new 4.8 million dollar facility may even help attract nurses to the location. One of the biggest selling points is technology...this ICU is going wireless.
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((REED KENNEDY/MRH CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER; NURSES AND PHYSICIANS CAN BASICALLY WHEEL A LAP TOP TO THE BEDSIDE AND LOOK AT INFORMATION THEIR ON THE PATIENTS LAB WORK ENTER INFORMATION IN AND THAT DOESN'T HAVEN'T TO PLUG IN ANYWHERE.))
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Other technology improvements include upgrades in monitoring systems, and a pharmaceutical dispensing machine that Kennedy describes as similar to a vending machine. Officials say the plan is to move patients into the new facility next Wednesday...
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Jean, they expect that to go smoothly because the current ICU is just next to it.

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Coming up next on our newscast, a woman accused of letting her dogs kill a woman takes the stand to tell her side of the story.
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[VO] But first, two people are dead after a gunman begins shooting inside a New York church.
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Just moments ago... Long Island police stormed a house and arrested a man they believe opened fire at a church this morning.
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Authorities say a man armed with a rifle began shooting during a church service today, killing a priest and a 73-year-old worshiper. The shooting happened during a nine a-m Mass at Our Lady of Peace Church- Police say he was chased by two parishioners, one of them an off-duty police officer.
They managed to wrestle the rifle away from him, but the man escaped into a house about a block away.
He was holed up inside for hours until police stormed the home and arrested him just a short while ago.
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The Archdiocese of Boston has reached a settlement of up to 30 million dollars with 86 people who claim they were molested by de-frocked priest John Geoghan.
The dollar amount for most of the 86 will be determined during meetings with arbitrators based on the harm they suffered.
One man who claimed Geoghan molested him when he was ten- had this to say.
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((I GUESS I'D HAVE TO SAY I'M GLAD SOME RULES HAVE CHANGED MAKE SURE THE CHURCH OR THE ARCHDIOCESE ACCEPTS RESPONSIBILITIES FOR THEIR ACTIONS TO PROTECT OTHER CHILDREN IN THEIR FUTURE.))
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Geoghan was accused by 130 people of molesting them during his decades as a priest.
He's serving a prison sentence for groping a ten year old boy and faces another criminal trial.


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The woman who's dog attacked and killed a neighbor pleaded with a jury today. She wanted the members to believe her when she said she did everything in her power to stop the attack.
Jennifer Miller has more from Los Angeles.
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((ON THE STAND FOR A SECOND DAY ... DEFENDANT MARJORIE KNOLLER EXPLAINED HOW SHE FOUGHT TO STOP HER DOG... FROM MAULING HER NEIGHBOR, DIANE WHIPPLE, TO DEATH. KNOLLER IS CHARGED WITH SECOND DEGREE MURDER AS WELL AS INVOLUNTARY MANSLAUGHTER. TUESDAY, SHE SOBBED IN COURT ... SAYING SHE IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ATTACK BECAUSE SHE COULD NOT HAVE ANTICIPATED IT.
NEDRA RUIZ /DEFENSE ATTORNEY "She had no idea that this dog would go berserk .... so hideous so disgusting."
KNOLLER SAYS SHE THREW HER OWN BODY ON TOP OF WHIPPLE ... TRYING TO SAVE HER. BUT THE PROSECUTION WASN'T CONVINCED.
JIM HAMMER/ASST. DA. "She has very little cuts, she didn't even get treatment for two days ...."
STANDUP: JENNIFER MILLER REPORTING. KNOLLER SAYS SHE DID EVERYTHING SHE COULD TO STOP THE ATTACK AND TUESDAY ONE EXPERT WITNESS SUPPORTED THAT CLAIM. DOCTOR DAVID BARCAY, FROM CEDARS SINAI MEDICAL CENTER, SAYS KNOLLER HAD WOUNDS SIMILAR TO WHIPPLES ... INDICATING SHE TRIED TO DEFEND WHIPPLE ... AND HERSELF.
NEDRA RUIZ/ DEFENSE ATTORNEY "Marjorie was hurt by the dog that was attacking Diane as she tried to save Diane's life."
IN COURT, DEFENDANT KNOLLER RECALLED THE SCREAMS, THE BARKS AND THE BLOOD.
JIM HAMMER/ASSISTANT DA. ( OR PROSECUTOR) "I'm not going to characterize her crying, there are a couple of options ... she's crying for herself, she's crying for Diane or she's crying for Hera."
HERA ... IS ONE OF THE COUPLES TWO DOGS..BOTH WERE PUT DOWN.
TUESDAY THE DEFENSE RESTED ITS CASE. CLOSING ARE ARGUMENTS -- SCHEDULED FOR MONDAY. JENNIFER MILLER, CBS NEWS, LOS ANGELES.
SUGGESTED ANCHOR CLOSE: KNOLLER'S HUSBAND, ROBERT NOEL, WHO ALSO FACES CHARGES, IS NOT CHARGED WITH SECOND DEGREE MURDER BECAUSE HE WAS NOT PRESENT DURING THE ATTACK.))

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They may not have a vote, but students in Montgomery County want a voice in the way their schools operate.
This year they lobbied lawmakers in Richmond and pushed for a student bill of rights.
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Many school groups visit Richmond to observe the legislative process, but the 8th and 9th graders from Auburn Middle and High School came to the State Capitol with more in mind.
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((NAOMI HUNTINGTON/9TH GRADER: WHEN YOU WALK INTO SCHOOL, YOU'RE NOT GUARANTEED ANYTHING. WE FELT YOU SHOULD BE. PERIOD.)) ((TIM BAYNUM/TEACHER: IT WAS BROUGHT UP IN CLASS. WE SHOULD DO SOMETHING MORE WITH THIS, SO THIS IS WHERE IT'S GONE. IT'S GONE FROM ONE GRADE TO THE NEXT. AND MAYBE FOLLOWING ALONG NEXT YEAR AND GET SOME MORE PEOPLE.))
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After taking their bill of rights to the school board, the students decided to lobby lawmakers in Richmond.
They weren't successful this year. Lawmakers were polite, but non-committal.
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The students say they've learned that the legislative process moves slowly and they say they'll be back next year.

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Coming up a little later Mike Stevens will have the updated schedules for Friday's N-C-A-A tournament,
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[VO] Also after 11 hundred miles, the annual Iditarod ends in record time.
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Coming up next, we'll see how investors did today on Wall Street,
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[VO] and we will tell you what a bank is cooking up to attract new customers.
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On Wall Street today, the Dow Jones industrial average fought its way into positive territory following a decent annual report by IBM.
But the technology weighted NASDAQ composite gave back a big chunk of ground.
Trish Regan has more.
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This year's Iditarod dog race ended in record time today.
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Martin Buser sledded his way into Nome, Alaska this morning.
He finished the 11 hundred mile race from Anchorage to Nome in eight days, 22 hours, and 46 minutes.
It is the first time the race has been completed in fewer than nine days.
This is the 30th anniversary of the Iditarod. It is held each year to honor sled dogs and mushers who delivered lifesaving diphtheria serum to Nome in 1925. For his efforts, Buser takes home 62-thousand, eight hundred dollars and a new pickup truck.
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The Tuesday ticker has your finalized first round games for the NCAA tournament
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as assigned to us by CBS Sports.
Thursday afternoon the Madness begins.
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[GO TO PINNACLE 6996] Kentucky opens the party with Valparaiso - with tipoff set for 12:25pm. The second game of the afternoon will have Wake Forest against Pepperdine.
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[GO TO PINNACLE 6997] The night session on Thursday night opens with North Dame and Charlotte. The late game on Thursday night has Duke battling Winthrop just before 10.
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[GO TO PINNACLE 6998] We also now know the Friday games. NC State takes on Michigan State at 12:15. Then is it's U-Conn and Hampton U in the afternoon.
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The night session on Friday has St. John's and Wisconsin with Maryland playing in the nightcap against the winner of tonight's play-in game.
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Virginia Tech head football coach Frank Beamer begins his day at 5:30 AM this week as he and his coaching staff put the Hokies through conditioning drills in preparation for the spring football season.
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Last night, coach Beamer made the nearly three hour trip to Danville to help the area Boys and Girls Club in it's annual fund raiser. He brought with him several Tech items to be raffled off and there was a silent auction that included Michael Vick Atlanta Falcons memorabilia as well. Vick, himself the national boys and girls club spokesman, was well represented at the function by his former coach.
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Beamer's efforts along with former Tech star Kenny Lewis and current boys and girls club president Pat Daly have resulted in the construction of a 14 thousand square foot facility where 140 kids use.
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Coming up at six, coach Beamer tells us how his football team is shaping up this spring.
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Also, the Dazzle is home tonight for one of its final four home contests of the year at 7 against Greenville.
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Have a safe night everybody. Jean will be right back. [GO TO BREAK]

[5-Bank-Chef]


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As more and more banks merge, the days of the neighborhood bank have gone the way of the dinosaur or the (DOUGH-DOUGH) do-do bird.
But one bank in Tampa, Florida is making sure it's customer service is not extinct.
Nancy Alexander has more.
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((Any banker will tell you, 'tis more blessed to deposit than to retrieve. This place can keep your money safe, help it grow, and all the usual bank stuff...without having the charm of the drive-thru at the burger joint
INGRID MEULLERLEILE, NORTHERN TRUST BANK: IT WAS BUILT IN NINETEEN SIXTY NINE, AND, UM......BUT IT WAS FASHIONED AFTER THE GOVERNOR'S MANSION IN COLONIAL WILLIAMSBURG.
Tucked between tall buildings in downtown tampa, this charming brick building sticks out like a bagel on plate full of onion rolls.
WE ARE A FINANCIAL INSTITUTION WHERE AMILIES TYPICALLY COME AND BRING THEIR ENTIRE WEALTH PORTFOLIO TO US AND WE MANAGE EVERYTHING FOR THEM.
NANCY ALEXANCER/REPORTER: DON'T YOU LOVE THAT SOUND? DON'T TELL ME...THEY'RE TWENTIES, AREN'T THEY?
Counting and keeping other people's money is what banks do. counting on customers to keep it there is what northern trust works really hard at.
BANK OFFICIAL: AND THAT WAY YOU CAN MEET COLLEGE EXPECTATIONS.
Andrew's an estate planner...which is a coincidence, because I plan on having an estate. INCLUDING IF YOU NEED YOUR BILLS PAID....THAT'S WHAT WE DO...IF YOU NEED YOUR HOUSEHOLD MANAGED, THAT'S WHAT WE DO.
What do you do for the bank? CHEF ROBERT LUGO, NORTHERN TRUST BANK: I RUN THE FOOD SERVICES THROUGHOUT THE CORPORATION. I OVERSEE SIX CORPORATE OFFICES, ONE IN CHICAGO AND FIVE PRIVATE DINING ROOMS IN FLORIDA.
This is where is northern trust makes it clear that your not in the first anonymous bank anymore.
Lobster quesadilla with mango salsa. and it's finished with assorted peppers and onions, and a little bit of lea and perrins sauce. About once a month, executive chef robert lugo prepares a sumptuous meal for existing and prospective clients of northern trust.
IT KINDA SETS US APART IN THE INDUSTRY, AS PRIVATE BANKING, AND THAT WHAT WE'RE ALL ABOUT, IS THE KIND OF PERSONAL APPROACH AND BEING KIND TO OUR CUSTOMERS, AND THANKFUL, AND KINDA THANK THEM FOR BEING THERE.
How did your bank thank you? when I made a deposit, I got a toaster.

IT'S ONE THING TO PUT YOUR MONEY WHERE YOUR MOUTH IS. THIS IS A REALLY GOOD WAY TO ASSURE IT STAYS THERE. YOU KNOW WHAT THIS SOUNDS LIKE? IT SOUNDS LIKE A BIG DEPOSIT. OUT THERE IN TAMPA, I'M NANCY ALEXANDER.))
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