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Coming up on News 7-
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A campaign swing turns into a miss for a woman running for president. Plus, an alternative treatment for infertility may have unexpected results. And forget dieting - in fact, one Indian man says forget EATING altogether.
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News 7 is next.
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The location is the same, but the message is different. New York Senator Hillary Clinton spends the day with the troops in Iraq just one day after President Bush's historic trip.
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[Iraq]


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On the heels of President Bush's surprise visit to Iraq came another high profile politician. Lisa Barron reports on Hillary Clinton breaking bread with the troops.
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((THE FORMER FIRST LADY TOOK A PAGE OUT OF THE PRESIDENTS BOOK -- CAME TO OFFER SUPPORT TO AMERICAN TROOPS OVER THE THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY.
BUT SENATOR HILLARY CLINTON, A VOCAL CRITIC OF PRESIDENT BUSH'S IRAQ POLICY, HAD HER OWN MESSAGE FOR U-S SOLDIERS HERE.

SOT: SEN. HILLARY CLINTON/D-NEW YORK

"I wanted to hear for myself what the continuing problems and challenges there are because theyre are many."
SENATOR CLINTON SAID IT'S NOT TOO LATE TO BRING THE UNITED NATIONS BACK TO IRAQ, AND SHE BELIEVES THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY SHOULD SHARE THE EXPENSE AND PRESSURE OF RUNNING IRAQ.
BUT SHE CONTENDED THAT IT WILL REQUIRE 'A BIG CHANGE' IN THE BUSH ADMINISTRATIONS' THINKING -- WHICH SHE DOESN'T BELIEVE WILL HAPPEN ANY TIME SOON.
STILL, EVEN THE DEMOCRATIC SENATOR FROM NEW YORK HAD PRAISE FOR THE PRESIDENT'S SURPRISE THANKSGIVING DAY VISIT.

SOT: CLINTON AGAIN

"anytime a pres. can meet with troops in active combat makes a real difference sends a strong message of national support."
THE PRESIDENTS LIGHTING VISIT IS STILL THE TALK OF THE TOWN AMONG U.S. TROOPS HERE. HIS PRAISE FOR THEIR SACRIFICE 'IN ORDER TO DEFEND AMERICAS FREEDOM' WENT A LONG WAY TOWARDS LIFTING THE SPIRTS OF AMIERCAN FORCES.

SOT: MOS U-S SOLDIER

"HIS VISIT CAME FROM THE HEART...."
ORDINARY IRAQIS SAY THE VISIT HAD LITTLE IMPACT ON THEM -- THE PRESIDENT NEVER LEFT THE HEAVILY GUARDED BAGHDAD AIRPORT COMPOUND DURING HIS 2 AND A HALF HOURS ON THE GROUND -- BUT FOR THE SOLDIERS HE LEFT BEHIND, IT WAS A THANKGSGIVING THEY WILL NEVER FORGET.
LISA BARRON, CBS NEWS, BAGHDAD))

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A disappointing night for more than a hundred people hoping to meet presidential candidate Carol Mosley Braun.
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The Democrat was supposed to speak at a fundraising banquet for the NAACP, but an unspecified family emergency kept her away. She did however call- in and make a few remarks by speaker phone. Members of the Roanoke chapter say they were pleasantly surprised when Braun accepted their invitation and wish her well with the trial she's going through.
They also say they're excited about Braun's campaign and the road she's paving for American women.
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((BRENDA HALE: BACK IN THE 60'S WE HAD A THEME, WE'RE BLACK AND WE'RE PROUD, AND CAN YOU IMAGINE THAT YOU CAN HAVE A DREAM ONE DAY TO RUN FOR PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES. I THINK SHE'S TO BE COMMENDED FOR HAVING SUCH HIGH ASPIRATIONS AND BEING SUCH A WONDERFUL ROLE MODEL FOR GIRLS NOW TODAY.))
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Braun's Delta Sigma Theta sorority sisters also held a reception in her honor. In a party where eight candidates are vying for the same Democratic funds, a campaign official says Braun's sorority has been instrumental in networking and raising money.
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David Bowers has already said he's interested and now several others are also considering a run for Roanoke's mayor.
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Current city council member Bev Fitzpatrick says his family and his job will factor in his decision whether to enter the race.
Another potential candidate is vice-mayor Nelson Harris who was considering running even before Ralph Smith decided not to seek re-election.
Mac McCadden, who ran against Smith as an independent four years ago may also be on the ballot.
All three men believe they have what it takes to be mayor.
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((NELSON HARRIS/ROANOKE'S VICE MAYOR: I THINK IT CERTAINLY BRINGS SOME CONTINUITY AS WELL AS SOME EXPERIENCE TO THE OFFICE OF MAYOR IN TERMS OF HAVING SOMEBODY THAT IS EITHER ON THE COUNCIL OR HAS BEEN ON COUNCIL.)) ((BEV FITPATRICK/ROANOKE CITY COUNCILMAN: IT'S NOT RIBBON CUTTING. IT'S STRATEGIC PLANNING AND SETTING IN MOTION KEEPING YOUNG PEOPLE HERE AND MOVING ROANOKE FORWARD AS THE CAPITAL MAYBE THE WRONG WORD BUT THE REGIONAL CENTER OF WESTERN VIRGINIA.)) ((MAC McCADDEN/FORMER MAYORAL CANDIDATE: WHAT COUNCIL NEEDS IN ITS MAYOR NOW IS THE PERSON WHO CAN FORGE COALITIONS AND I THINK THAT IS WHAT THEY HAVE BEEN MISSING AND I THINK THAT MY ABILITY TO WORK WITH PEOPLE AND FOR PEOPLE WOULD MAKE ME A VERY STRONG CANDIDATE.))
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All three are expected to make their decision whether to run by the first of the year. The election is in May.
[Toss-2-Robin] Jean tosses to Robin in Weather Center


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A man from Pembroke died in an accident today in Giles County.
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The wreck happened around four o'clock this morning on Route 460 just east of Route 758.
State Police say 47 year old Samuel Bracken drove off the left side of the road striking a culvert.
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His Isuzu Trooper crossed the road, struck the bank on the right side, and flipped over.
Bracken died at the scene.

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Authorities in Columbus, Ohio are being careful not to use the word "sniper" in connection with a string of shootings along Interstate 270.
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There have been ten shootings since May along a five mile stretch of the interstate near the capital. Ballistic evidence ties at least two of the shootings together. Authorities say they have no idea if there is more than one shooter, and caution the killer may be mobile.
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((I'M NOT IN A POSITION TO TELL YOU EXACTLY WHAT HAPPENED, WHETHER SOMEBODY WAS STATIONARY OR MOBILE IN ANY OF THE SHOOTINGS.))
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Investigators began connecting the dots when a 62 year old woman was shot to death last Tuesday -- the bullet went through the driver's side door, missing the driver but not the passenger. The first shooting happened in May, but the rest have come in the last seven weeks.
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Coming up next on the newscast, retailers should be happy as holiday shoppers charge through their places of business.
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Also we'll see why some couples are on pins and needles as they test an ancient fertility treatment.
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(( Hey folks Mike Stevens back in the News 7 sports office as Cavs get thebest of Tech on the hardwood tonight. The Express tries to get the best of the Everblades on Toys for Tots bear night. LSU gets the football weekend rolling today, while the William Campbell cranks it up in the high school ranks tonight.

Plus, Tiger gets engaged right here on the Big 7.))[Amherst-Fire]


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An Amherst County man escaped uninjured as fire gutted his hunting cabin earlier today.
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Crews were called to 809 North Fork Road around noon after neighbors reported seeing a house on fire.
Smoke and flames were billowing from the roof when firefighters arrived.. it took about 45 minutes to bring the fire under control.
Authorities say the owner was inside when he smelled smoke.
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((BILLY CLARK/PEDLAR VFD CHIEF: ONE HUNTER WAS INSIDE, HE SMELLED SMOKE, DIDN'T HAVE A TELEPHONE, CAME OUTSIDE AND FIRED SEVERAL SHOTS THAT ATTRACTED SOME OF THE NEIGHBORS AND THE FIRE DEPARTMENT WAS CALLED.))
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Clark says it appears the fire started near a woodstove in the attic of the two-story building.
The cabin is believed to have been built in the mid-19th century.
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Retailers don't dream of a white Christmas, they dream of a green one.
And if today is any indication, this year they may get their wish.
Meghan Muldoon has more.
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It is Black Friday at Tanglewood Mall but all that retailers are seeing is green.
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((MEGHAN MULDOON REPORTING: ECONOMISTS ARE PREDICTING HIGHER RETAIL SALES THIS HOLIDAY SEASON. THERE ARE EARLY SIGNS THAT SHOPPERS IN SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA ARE IN A SPENDING MOOD.))
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And There were lines of cars trying to get in and out of the Valley View Mall parking lot.
But that is good news for retailers who are hoping that the improving economy will encourage shoppers to spend more.

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And that's what retailers are wishing for this Christmas season. Meghan Muldoon, News 7, Roanoke))

[Acupuncture]


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Thousands of American couples struggle with infertility every year. But some are finding success with a little needlework.
Dr. Mallika Marshall tells us how acupuncture is helping.
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FOR YEARS IT WAS CONSIDERED HOCUS POCUS, BUT TODAY ACUPUNCTURE IS NOT ONLY GAINING ACCEPTANCE...IT'S BEING PORTRAYED IN THE MEDIA AS A QUICK FIX FOR INFERTILITY.

SOT: LYNN SWIRDA/LICENSED ACUPUNCTURIST

"IT'S NOT WHAT YOU THINK.//PATIENTS DON'T COME IN AND WE GIVE THEM THE ACUPUNCTURE PROTOCOL AND ALL OF A SUDDEN THEY HAVE A BABY."
JEANNE ROEDEL TURNED TO ACUPUNCTURIST LYNN SWIRDA AFTER SHE AND HER HUSBAND WERE DIAGNOSED WITH UNEXPLAINED INFERTILITY.

SOT: JEANIE ROEDEL

"WE WERE DEVASTATED."
MARSHALL STANDUP BRIDGE: THEY HOPED THE TREATMENT WOULD HELP THEM GET PREGNANT. ACUPUNCTURE HAS GAINED A LOT OF ACCEPTANCE IN THE MEDICAL COMMUNITY..AND ANECDOTAL EVIDENCE IS SO STRONG--AN INCREASING NUMBER OF FERTILITY DOCTORS ARE NOW REFERRING PATIENTS TO ACUPUNCTURISTS AND ASKING FOR STUDIES.
BUT AFTER SEVERAL MONTHS OF TREATMENT JEANNE STILL COULDN'T CONCEIVE. YET SHE SAYS ACUPUNCTURE HELPED HER DISCOVER SOMETHING UNEXPECTED...
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SOT: JEANNE

"THAT IT WAS TIME FOR US TO ADOPT."

SOT: TRACY SWYST

"IT'S REALLY BEEN A LIFESAVER."
TRACY SWYST TURNED TO ACUPUNCTURE TO HELP DEAL WITH THE STRESS OF FERTILITY TREATMENTS.

SOT: TRACY

"IT KEEPS ME BALANCED SO I CAN STILL SEE THE GOOD THINGS IN LIFE."

SOT: LYNN SWIRDA

"THIS IS ABOUT GETTING HEALTHY AND IF YOU GET PREGNANT THAT'S EVEN BETTER."
DOCTORS SAY BECAUSE ACUPUNCTURE TO TREAT INFERTILITY IS SO NEW... THERE ARE NO RELIABLE STUDIES YET TO PROVE IT WORKS.
BUT TODAY AFTER STICKING WITH ACUPUNCTURE FOR SEVERAL MONTHS AND ADOPTING A LITTLE BOY....JEANNE ROEDEL IS EXPECTING A BABY GIRL.

SOT: JEANNE

"THE NEXT THING WE KNEW WE WERE PREGNANT!"
DR. MALLIKA MARSHALL, CBS NEWS.))
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Coming up next on the newscast,
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we'll tell why even the littlest bumps can rack some big repair bills.
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Your rugged S-U-V might not be as tough as advertised. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety checked nine S-U-V's in five-mile-an hour bumper tests.
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Eight of them incurred more than three thousand dollars in damage after four different tests. The Kia Sorento topped the list with more than 65-hundred dollars in repairs. Right behind that came the Cadillac S-R-X with nearly the same amount of damage. Those S-U-V's were rated poor along with the Toyota 4-Runner, the Chrysler Pacifica, and the Infinity F-X. The Nissan Murano and Lexus R-X-330 earned marginal ratings. Only the Honda Pilot got an acceptable rating but even that vehicle racked up more than 15-hundred dollars in repairs.

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Tech and UVa hit the hardwood just hours before hitting the gridiron. The Express skates against the Everblades tonight and William Campbell looks to win a regional football title tonight. But first tonight's Extra Point -
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Tiger Woods and his Swedish girlfriend, Elin Nordegren, are engaged. The proposal came during a walk at sunset on Tuesday at a game reserve in South Africa. Tiger, 27, and Nordegren, a 23-year-old model, have been dating for nearly two years.
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UVa hosted the Hokies last night at University Hall for a little basketball - warm-up for this afternoon's football game.
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The Hokies got off to a fast start as Phillip McCandies made it 7-to-nothing Hokies. But Virginia battled back thanks to their three point shooting they overcame the defecit and kept in close. And with the help of freshman of the week - Gary Forbes the Cavs were able to take a five point lead at halftime. Forbes would continue to play well in the second half as Virginia started to stretch out its lead into double figures.
The slimmed down Elton Brown would make his presence felt, as well. He finished with 16 points.
[SUPER=33-Virginia Tech/65/Virginia/80;]

Roanoke's own J.R. Reynolds also got into the act as UVa gets the 80 to 65 victory.
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After losing to the worst team in the division Thursday night, the Express was back in the Roundhouse taking on the best last night - the Florida Everblades.
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Things did not start out too well for the Express. Early in the first - the Blades and Reggie Berg make it look too easy as they bang one home right in front of Jason Wolfe. One to nothing Florida. The Blades would take a 3-to-nothing lead before the Express got on track. No one goes for lazy pass, and Peter Reynolds hammers it home for Florida. Later - the Florida goalie would try to clear the puck, but Rick Kowalsky steals it and rams it home. It also was Toys for Tots - teddy bear night!
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Plenty of new Christmas bears for the needy, and plenty of Roanoke goals as the Express wins it 7 to 5.
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Only one game last night in high school football and that was was in Region B where William Campbell hosted Riverheads.
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Brad Bradley and company were looking to extend their home winning streak to 19 games. This one yard Cedric Peerman TD would get the Generals going in the second quarter. It's 7-to-nothing Generals. A little later it was Peerman again. Watch him break a tackle, juke out another defender and dive for the pylon. The 16 yard TD makes it 13-to-nothing Campbell at the half. Riverheads, however, would make it interesting in the third. Jim Moore is breaking free and getting his team on the board with the 50 yard dash to the house. It's now a 13-to-7 game. But Peerman was too much on this night as he takes the draw around the right corner for the 8 yard TD.
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William Campbell wins it 19-to-7 and claims the Region B, division one championship.
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Later today Gretna hosts Rustburg for the region 3, division three title at 1:30.

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This afternoon the LSU Tigers showed the country why it is worthy of getting a shot at the national championship - now if the Tigers can somehow influence the BCS computers the folks in Baton Rouge will be set.
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Forget the leftovers in Louisiana they were looking to cook the Hogs in the parking lot and on the field. And LSU would turn a tight 17-to-17 game in the second quarter into a rout. The Tigers do it with their defense and get four touchdown
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passes from quarterback Matt Mauck as they hammer the Hogs 55-to-24 and clinch the SEC West. By the way, LSU's last national title was in 1958.
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The outcome of the Tech - UVa game means nothing when it comes to where the Hoos and Hokies will be bowling.
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The game to watch tomorrow is the Miami-Pitt game. It's very simple - if Miami wins - Tech goes to to Arizona and UVa heads to Charlotte. But if Pitt wins - Tech is going to Charlotte - and UVa heads west to Boise, Idaho.
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The UVa players and coaches are staging a walk from McCormick Road to the Stadium starting at 10:45 this morning in an effort to fire up the fans.

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Virginia senior Matt Schaub certainly has the ability to fire up things on both sides today. Steve Mason says today will be a lot different for Schaub than the last time Tech came to town.
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((Ironically, the last time Tech ventured into Scott Stadium, it was the Wahoos who were sacked by the Hokies and a quarterback controversy. Matt Schaub got the job when Bryson Spinner transferred to Richmond. While Randall has been named the outright starter for Saturday, Marcus Vick might play and Schaub can relate to a two headed quarterback. ((MATT SCHAUB/15 TOUCHDOWN PASSES THIS SEASON:))
In his two seasons as the starter, Schaub has set at least 20 UVa game, season and career records. Over at 23 game span, Schaub has connected on 43 touchdown passes and thrown for 5, 242 yards. A great career his coach says will continue in the NFL. ((AL GROH/UVA HEAD COACH:))
Schaub recently taped an article on Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Brad Johnson to his locker. The two worked a football camp together and played golf over the summer. ((:)) Schaub has been named ACC player of the year but has never beaten the Hokies, something he makes sure his teammates are aware of.)) ((:)) ((STEVE MASON:))

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And finally, Marshall wrapped up an 8-and-4 season yesterday and half time the school renamed its stadium to honor Joan C. Edwards. Joan C. Edwards is the only division one stadium in the nation named after a woman. Some folks asked, "Why a woman?" In the past decade this woman has given the school $50 million dollars.

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As you rub your stomach and wish you hadn't eaten so much this week, there is a man in India who doesn't think about food - at all.
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76-year old Prahlad Jani says the last time had food or water was when he was 10-years-old. Since then he's survived on Yoga, the Indian system of spiritual and physical exercise. A panel of doctors has confirmed the claim but say they are unable to explain the phenomena. Jani's been undergoing tests for the past couple weeks. He is a devout follower of the Hindu goddess of destruction and attributes his ability to the blessings of his diety.

Although he has thousands of followers, Jani has not claimed to posess any miraculous powers.
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The day after Thanksgiving is often the day families have their pictures snapped with Santa.
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In Houston, Santa put on a show, parachuting from his sleigh.
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((SKIDDING SANTA))
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Santa was just fine after that landing but may want to let his reindeer do the work for him from now on.
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((WASN'T THAT A ROUGH LANDING. GIRL RESPONDS... YEAH!))
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