[Murder-Suicide]

[ANCHOR=Kim]

[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Murder Suicide]


Henry County authorities are investgating an apparent murder-suicide. They say 69 year old Andrew J. Hall shot 49 year old Janice B. Hall and then turned the gun on himself sometime Monday afternoon. Both appeared to have died from a single gunshot wound to the head. Family members discovered the bodies yesterday afternoon inside the Hall home on Marigold Road.
Janice Hall had apparently been suffering from a medical illness for sometime. The State Medical Examiners Office in Roanoke will conduct an autopsy.

[Blacksburg-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Fire]


Blacksburg firefighters rescued a man from his burning apartment. Rescuers responded to a call about a kitchen fire in building F of Hilltop Terrace around 9 o-clock last night. While controlling the blaze, firefighters entered the apartment and found 68 year old Maxwell R. Palmer Junior unconscious in a back bedroom. He was taken to Montgomery Regional Hospital where he is in stable condition. Palmer suffered first and second degree burns to his right hand and face, as well as smoke inhalation. He's awaiting transfer to a Charlottsville Burn Center.

[Iraq]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=After Saddam]


He was probably the best- known member of the Iraqi regime after Saddam Hussein, and said he'd rather die than surrender to the Americans.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=We were born]
[SUPER=10-Tariq Aziz/Former Iraqi Deputy Prime Minister/March 19; quick!!!!]
[RUNS=:04]
[OUT Q=die in Iraq]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape;]


Despite those words, former Deputy Prime Minister Tariq Aziz turned himself in to American forces in Baghdad yesterday.
U-S officials say even though he was one of Saddam's most loyal aides, he had virtually no power.
And they're not sure how much, if any useful information he has to share.
While President Bush was pleased about the surrender, he says U-S forces may not find any weapons of mass destruction in Iraq.
He says they may have been destroyed, hidden, or moved before the war began.
Meanwhile, Bush may be ready to declare the war over.
The White House says that speech could come next week.
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[11Watkins]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=03-05 TC1:51:46]
[GRAPHIC=William Watkins]



An airman from South Boston died doing a job he loved in a war he believed in.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=203-Danville;]


That's how family members are remembering Major William Watkins the Third.
Watkins was confirmed dead on Wednesday.
His F-15 went down during a bombing mission in Iraq two weeks ago.
He would have returned home with members of his unit last week.
In e-mails to his family, he reassured them he was safe and happy.
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[SOT 12:38:38]
[IN Q=His spirits were]

((BARKSDALE WATKINS/BROTHER: HIS SPIRITS WERE GOOD. HE WAS MORE WORRIED ABOUT THE GUYS ON THE GROUND. WE'RE SAFE IN THE AIR. IT'S THE GUYS ON THE GROUND THAT YOU SHOULD SAVE YOUR PRAYERS FOR.))
[SUPER=201-Barksdale Watkins/Brother;]
[RUNS=:17]
[OUT Q=your prayers for.]
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[VO-NAT]


Watkins and his wife have an 11-month old son.
They were expecting their second child in August.
Relatives say they'll make sure the children know their father.
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[NEWSCAST=jean]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]


Watkins funeral arrangements are still being made.
He wanted to be buried at home in South Boston.
[TAKE VIDEO TAKE VIDEO]

[11Das]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=03-18 TC06:12]
[GRAPHIC=]


[TAKE VIDEO TAKE VIDEO]

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=203-Amarillo, TX]


The pilot of Watkins' F-15 was also remembered yesterday.
Captain Eric Das was memorialized at a church in his hometown of Amarillo Texas.
His wife is also in the Air Force and was working as an Intelligence Officer in Qatar (Ka-TAR) when he was killed.
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[11Inge]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=03-08 TC1:21:13]
[GRAPHIC=Roy Inge]


Convicted killer Roy Inge Junior was spared a death sentence when a Pittsylvania County judge instead decided Inge should spend life in prison with no parole.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Chatham]


Inge was convicted in February of killing Deputy Frankie Betterton during a traffic stop last May.
Yesterday, the jury gave Inge the death penalty, but Judge William Alexander reduced that sentence to life.
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[SOT 2:30:32]
[IN Q=It's unfortunate]

((HAROLD PLASTER/PITTSYLVANIA CO. SHERIFF: WE BELIEVE IN OUR SYSTEM IT'S UNFORTUNATE THAT IT EVEN HAPPENED IN THE BEGINNING TO LOSE A LIFE OVER NOTHING, BASICALLY. I'M SURE THAT WITH THE LIFE WITH NO PAROLE THAT HE'LL HAVE MANY DAYS TO THINK ABOUT WHAT HE DID AND MAYBE WILL END UP HAVING SOME REMORSE.))
[SUPER=01-Harold Plaster/Pittsylvania Co. Sheriff;]
[RUNS=18]
[OUT Q=having some remorse.]
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[VO-NAT]


Inge's attorneys had argued their client suffers from schizophrenia and delusions.
Judge Alexander did "not" give a reason for his decision.
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[11Film-Festival]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=03-20 TC 4:12]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Move over Cannes (Can) and Sundance, Southwest Virginia now has its very own film festival.
The Blue Ridge Southwest Virginia Vision Film Festival is now showing at various locations throughout Roanoke.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


This is the first year for the festival and it kicked off last night with a reception at the Clarion Hotel.
The event is designed to showcase directors and producers from Virginia or movies that were actually shot in the area.
More than twenty five films will be shown and organizers hope the festival will attract more than a thousand people.

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[SOT 13:45:20]
[IN Q=What would like to]

((SANDRA EUBANK/CHAIRWOMAN: WHAT WE WOULD LIKE TO BE ABLE TO DO IS EVENTUALLY WE HOPE THIS FESTIVAL WILL GROW AND MATURE LIKE THE STATE VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL WHICH BOASTS OF 30 TO 35-THOUSAND PEOPLE EACH YEAR, JUST THINK WHAT AN IMPACT ECONOMICALLY THAT IT WOULD BE TO THIS AREA IF WE COULD BRING THAT MANY PEOPLE INTO THE ROANOKE VALLEY, IT WOULD BE GOOD FOR EVERYONE.))
[SUPER=01-Sandra Eubank/Chairwoman]
[RUNS=:24]
[OUT Q=good for everyone]
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[VO-NAT]


This year's special guest star is Patricia Neal who many of you will remember from her role in the movie "The Homecoming" which launched the TV series the "Waltons"
She will be showcasing her latest film and will be honored with a lifetime achievement award on Saturday.
Keith Humphry talked to her and will have more from her tonight on News 7 at six.
(XXXXXXXXX)
[WIPE TO FULL SCREEN PHONE #]


As for a list of the movies, the schedule, and locations for the festival, you should call their hotline at 562-1713.
You can either buy a two day pass or purchase tickets for an individual event.
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[ANCHOR=KIM]
[SS=none]


The event ends Saturday with a gala at the Clarion Hotel. There, awards will be given out for Best Picture, Director, and screenplay.

[Marketwatch]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=NET]
[GRAPHIC=Business News]


In business news, Amazon-dot-com rose beat Wall Street expectations with its first-quarter results.
Alexis Christoforous has that story and more in this morning's Marketwatch.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Alexis Christoforous/Reporting; :00]
[RUNS=1:20]
[OUT Q=in New York.]

((THE SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE WANT TO MAKE SURE THE TEN WALL STREET FIRMS INVOLVED IN A 1.4 BILLION DOLLAR CONFLICT OF INTEREST SETTLEMENT DONT' GET JUST A SLAP ON THE WRIST... THE SEC MAY REPORTEDLY RECOMMEND THAT THE FIRMS BE BARRED FROM DEDUCTING THE COST FROM TAXES OR SEEKING INSURANCE REIMBURSEMENT PUT AMAZON.COM ON YOUR STOCKS TO WATCHLIST.. AFTER THE CLOSING BELL THE ONLINE AUCTION SITE SAID IT EARNED 10 CENTS A SHARE IN THE FIRST QUARTER.. DOUBLE WHAT WALL STREET WAS EXPECTING.
OPEC HAS DECIDED TO CUT OIL PRODUCTION BY 2 MILLION BARRELS A DAY BECAUSE OF A GLUT OF OIL ON THE MARKET. ANALYSTS SAY THE OIL CARTEL IS TRYING TO PREVENT A FURTHER FALL IN OIL PRICES. ON WALL STREET.. INVESTORS DID SOME PROFIT TAKING AFTER BACK TO BACK GAINS
THE DOW SANK 75 POINTS
WHILE THE NASDAQ GAVE BACK ABOUT 9
AMONG THE STOCKS IN THE SPOTLIGHT.. THE INSURANCE GIANT A-I-G SAYS SARS MAY EFFECT HAMPER ITS BUSINESS IN ASIA...
THE LOW COST AIRLINE JETBLUE SAID FIRST QUARTER PROFIT JUMPED 34 PERCENT AT A TIME WHEN RIVALS INCLUDING AMERICAN AIRLINES ARE SCRAMBLING TO AVOID BANKRUPTCY.
TRACK ALL THE PREMARKET ACTION AT CBS.MW.COM AT THE NASDAQ I'M AC IN NEW YORK.))




(tape tosses to stocks)

[STOCKS] [COMM]


[School-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Shooting]


Still no clear motive in the deadly shooting at a junior high school in Pennsylvnia.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Red Lion, PA;]


Those who knew 14- year- old James Sheets say they don't know why the eighth grader would kill his principal, then kill himself.
It happened yesterday morning in the crowded school cafeteria.
Police say Sheets had three guns that he'd taken from his stepfather's safe.
No charges are expected to be filed against the parents.
Meanwhile, students describe Sheets as a normal kid who was on the football team and liked to skateboard.
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[SARS]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=SARS]


In Beijing, officials have sealed off a third hospital and two thousand workers are quarantined because of concerns about the spread of SARS.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Beijing, China;]


Health officials there are taking other drastic measures to contain Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome.
Four thousand people are being ordered to stay home because they came in contact with other people who are showing symptoms of the illness.
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[11VA-SARS]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jwi]
[TAPE#=03-10 TC54:20]
[GRAPHIC=SARS]


A probable case of SARS has been confirmed in the Lynchburg area.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg;]

Health officials say they won't know for sure until tests come back from the Centers for Disease Control, but that area residents shouldn't be alarmed.
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[SOT 02:50:19]
[IN Q=I want to emphasize]

((DR. JOANNA HARRIS/CENTRAL VA HEALTH DISTRICT: I WANT TO EMPHASIZE THAT THE GENERAL PUBLIC IS NOT AT RISK FOR SARS UNLESS THEY'VE TRAVELED TO ONE OF THE AFFECTED AREAS OR UNLESS THEY HAVE HAD CLOSE CONTACT WITH SOMEONE AFFECTED BY SARS.))
[SUPER=01-Dr. Joanna Harris/Central Virginia Health District;]
[RUNS=12]
[OUT Q=affected by SARS]
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[VO-NAT]

A woman, who's name is not being released, checked into Lynchburg General Hospital on Monday after developing a cough, temperature and had a hard time breathing.
[SUPER=@file;]

She informed hospital staff that she'd just returned from a SARS affected country and was isolated from the rest of the hospital. Officials say the woman no longer has a fever and is recovering at her home.
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[Hollywood-Minute]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin']
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


"The Dixie Chicks" are saying a lot without saying a word. Brooke Anderson has that story and more in today's Hollywood Minute.

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[SOT]
[IN Q=With the Hollywood minute]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY/February 23; :]
[SUPER=04-"American Life" - Warners Brothers; :]
[SUPER=03-Los Angeles, CA/March 24, 2002]
[RUNS=1:10]
[OUT Q=I'm Brooke Anderson.]



((WITH THE HOLLYWOOD MINUTE...I'M BROOKE ANDERSON.
THE DIXIE CHICKS ARE SPEAKING OUT ABOUT THEIR ANTI-BUSH COMMENT THAT CAME HOME TO ROOST...IN A VERY UNIQUE WAY! THE TEXAS WOMEN HAVE STRIPPED DOWN TO THEIR BIRTHDAY SUITS FOR NEXT WEEK'S
ISSUE OF ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY MAGAZINE. THE GROUP APPEARS ON THE COVER WEARING NOTHING BUT TATTOOS OF WORDS LIKE "TRAITORS" AND "BOYCOTT." AND SPEAKING OF CONTROVERSIAL SINGERS...MADONNA SPEAKS HER MIND ON THE AMERICAN WAY OF LIFE. THE MATERIAL MOM REPORTEDLY TOLD THE RADIO TIMES THAT AMERICANS ARE OBSESSED WITH THE "WRONG VALUES" SUCH AS GETTING RICH AND LOOKING GOOD.
THIS COMMENT COMES JUST DAYS AFTER THE DEBUT OF HER NEW ALBUM "AMERICAN LIFE"
AND WHILE SOME STARS TURN TO REALITY SHOWS TO GIVE AN INSIDE PEEK INTO THEIR PRIVATE LIVES... WILL SMITH AND HIS WIFE JADA PINKETT SMITH ARE GOING A DIFFERENT ROUTE. THE COUPLE IS DEVELOPING A T-V COMEDY BASED ON THEIR LIVES. IT'S CALLED "ALL OF US". THE SOURCE MAGAZINE REPORTS THE SHOW IS BEING PRODUCED BY JADA AND WILL, AND SHOOTING HAS ALREADY BEGUN ON THE PILOT.
THE COMEDY IS BEING CONSIDERED FOR U-P-N'S FALL LINE UP. WITH THE HOLLYWOOD MINUTE, I'M BROOKE ANDERSON.))
(tape tosses to bump)


[bump-chyron]

[comm #3]



[Biz-Brief]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Business News]


In business news, Stocks fell short of making it three winning days in a row. Stan Case has more in today's business brief.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Stan Case/Reporting; :45]
[RUNS=1:14]
[OUT Q=I'm Stan Case]




((STOCKS COULDN'T MOVE BACK INTO POSITIVE TERRITORY THURSDAY .
THEY APPEARED TO BE WEIGHED DOWN BY A WEAK READING ON UNEMPLOYMENT AND SOME MIXED CORPORATE EARNINGS REPORTS.


THE DOW CLOSED 75 POINTS LOWER.
THE NASDAQ WAS DOWN NEARLY NINE.


NEW JOBLESS CLAIMS IN THE UNITED STATES INCREASED LAST WEEK.
THE LABOR DEPARTMENT SAID THE NUMBER OF AMERICANS FILING NEW CLAIMS FOR UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS ROSE TO 455-THOUSAND IN THE WEEK ENDED APRIL 19 FROM A REVISED 447-THOUSAND THE PRIOR WEEK, CLIMBING EVEN HIGHER ABOVE THE BENCHMARK READING OF 400-THOUSAND THAT POINTS TO A WEAK LABOR MARKET.


AMERICAN EXPRESS SAID ITS FIRST-QUARTER EARNINGS ROSE 12 PERCENT, AS AGGRESSIVE COST CUTTING AND GROWTH IN CHARGE CARD SPENDING OFFSET WEAKNESS IN ITS FINANCIAL ADVISING BUSINESS.
THE FINANCIAL SERVICES GROUP EARNED 53 CENTS PER SHARE, COMPARED 46 CENTS IN THE YEAR-AGO PERIOD.
WALL STREET ANALYSTS WERE EXPECTING EARNINGS OF 52 CENTS.


SBC COMMUNICATIONS POSTED A DROP IN FIRST-QUARTER EARNINGS.
STILL, THE COMPANY EASILY BEAT WALL STREET EXPECTATIONS FOR THE PERIOD.
SBC EARNED 42 CENTS A SHARE IN THE QUARTER, EXCLUDING SPECIAL ITEMS, DOWN FROM 48 CENTS, ON THE SAME BASIS A YEAR EARLIER.
EARNINGS TRACKERS HAD REDICTED 36 CENTS.


WITH THE BIZ BRIEF, I'M STAN CASE.))






[TAPE TOSS TO STOCKS] [STOCKS] [COMM]


[Fatal-Accident]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Fatal Accident]

A Bassett woman is dead following an accident in Henry County. State Police say 20 year old Tina Michelle Hutchins was traveling west on Route 57 just after 8 o-clock last night. As she rounded a curve, another car entered her lane and the vehicles collided head-on.
Hutchins later died at Martinsville Hospital. There is no word on the condition of the other driver. The accident is under investigation.




[11Blimp]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=03-19 TC01:01]
[GRAPHIC=None]


After a day in Roanoke, the Met Life blimp will be in Central and Southside Virginia today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


The blimp spent some time over the Roanoke Valley as part of a promotion with the local Met Life office and an area radio station.
Snoopy One is moored at the Falwell Airport in Lynchburg and, weather-permitting, will spend some time over the Hill City and Danville today.
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[DESK -3SHOT]

(toss for weekend preview)[5-Tech-Car]



[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=502-12 TC 7:28]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Some Virginia Tech students are racing towards real world business experience.
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[VO-NAT :16.5]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]

They're in charge of marketing Tech's Team Virginia car. The group meets at least once a week to develop sponsors, promotions and interest in the Winston Cup car driven by Hermie Sadler.
Some of the students hope it gives them a jump on a future career in NASCAR.
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[SOT 00:06:53]
[IN Q=it's a lot]

((JENNIFER MCLAUGHLIN/VT BUSINESS STUDENT; IT'S A LOT OF THINGS MOST STUDENTS DON'T EVER GET TO EXPERIENCE, IT'S NEVER SOMETHING I THOUGHT I WOULD BE IN AND JUST BEING IN IT IS A STEP ABOVE EVERYONE ELSE APPLYING FOR A POSITION.))
[SUPER=01-Jennifer McLaughlin/Virginia Tech Business Student;]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=APPYLING FOR A POSITION.]
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[VO-NAT]

The students do the work in their spare time in between classes and do not receive any kind of college credit.
They're committed to the project through the 2004 racing season. Next year, Tech hopes to have a group on engineering students working on the car with Sadler's crew.
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[11Kids-work]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=03-12 TC31:31]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Many of us only wish our children could appreciate what it's like to endure a day at work.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

Others actually did something about it yesterday and took their children to work with them. Patsy Vaughan works the front desk at Roanoke's Clarion Hotel. Her son, Tyrell (tie-RELL), was expecting to be in his fourth grade class at Herman L. Horn Elementary in Vinton, until Mom said, "You're coming with me."
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I knew it yesterday]

((I KNEW IT YESTERDAY, BUT I FORGOT ABOUT IT.)) ((I TOLD HIM I'M GOING TO LET HIM COME IN FOR ME FROM NOW ON. HA HA.))


[SUPER=01-Patsy Vaughn/Clarion Desk Clerk; :04]
[RUNS=08]
[OUT Q=now on. ha ha]
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[VO-NAT]

She says Tyrell loves Hotels, and that he's very much a "people person." He was all ready to ask the manager for a raise, but Tyrell will be back in school today.
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(Kim tosses to bump)


[BUMP] [WINNER ANNOUNCE]