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Coming up on News 7- Lab results are back in one triple murder case.
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A tractor trailer rolls down an embankment on 81. It's shut down one lane.
Is Big Brother listening in while you're in your car?
Plus a boy learns the hard way not to pick up a rattlesnake.
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Plus more cold weather on the way. News 7 is next. [Open]
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There's new information into the murders of Jennifer Short and her parents, but how much will it help to solve the case?
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It has been more than a year and half since the Short Family murders. The case remains unsolved but tonight investigators finally have important lab results.
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Justin McLeod joins us now with an update. Justin, what have you learned?
Jean, it's not exactly the news investigators had hoped for to solve the case.
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For months, Henry County deputies have been waiting for the state crime lab to process the mountain of evidence.
It has finally been completed, but the sheriff revealed today there is no smoking gun.
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The case began in August 2002 when Michael and Mary Short were found shot to death in their Henry County home.
Their daughter Jennifer was nowhere to be found and a nationwide amber alert turned up nothing.
Her remains were discovered more than a month later in Rockingham County North Carolina.
To this day, investigators remain focused on Gary Bowman, a North Carolina carpenter who was implicated by his former landlord.
Sheriff Frank Cassell said today he remains a person of interest and they're keeping eye on him at his current residence in North Carolina.
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As for the evidence at the state crime lab, Henry County deputies have picked up most of the evidence and Sheriff Cassell says despite no major find, it has provided some clues.
Asked whether they are stumped? The sheriff said quote not yet.
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Jean, he points out several investigators remain on the case full-time. Some in fact were in North Carolina today chasing down leads.

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State Police say part of I-81 will be closed until at least morning after a tractor trailer crashed tonight near Natural Bridge.
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The truck ran off the highway near mile marker 174, ran over a guardrail and down a 100 foot embankment, rolling over several times.
The driver, 55 year old Jacob L. Ryn (Rinn) is recovering from his injuries at Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital. He's charged with reckless driving and failure to maintain control of a vehicle.

A southbound lane of I-81 in that section of Rockbridge and Botetourt Counties will be closed while crews salvage the truck.
The rig was carrying 50- thousand pounds of grapes. State Police say the truck and cargo are probably a total loss.
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[Mayor-PTA]


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Schools were in the spotlight as candidates for Roanoke City Council came together this evening.
Recent criticism of the school system, and strained relations with the school board sparked tonight's debate.
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Joe Dashiell is in the newsroom tonight with more on the race.
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With each forum, the candidates says they're sounding more and more alike.
But tonight those running for mayor did spar, if only briefly, over the state of the schools, and city council's reaction to recent controversy.
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There are four candidates in the race for Mayor. Independent George Sgouros did not attend tonight's forum.
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Jean, this was the fourth joint appearance for the council candidates, and there are more to come, with the May fourth election still over a month away.

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A fire tonight at the Water Wheel Marina at Smith Mountain Lake.
The people calling in reported that boats may be on fire- but sheriff's deputies say the darkness made it hard for the callers to see.
Bedford County sheriff's deputies say there were also reports of explosions.




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Firefighters are battling a massive blaze at a Texas chemical plant. The fire reportedly started from four separate explosions at the B-P Amoco plant-- one large blast was reported- and three smaller ones. No injuries or deaths have been reported at this time.
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[Rice]


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President Bush says it'll help clear up any misunderstanding about what the administration could have done to prevent 9-11.
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Bush had been refusing to let National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice testify, citing executive privilege, but after a week of headlines hammering the administration, he decided to let her testify in public and under oath to the 9-11 commission.
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((I'VE ORDERED THIS LEVEL OF COOPERATION BECAUSE I CONSIDER IT NECESSARY TO GAINING A COMPLETE PICTURE OF THE MONTHS AND YEARS THAT PRECEDED THE MURDER OF OUR FELLOW CITIZENS..."))
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Part of the agreement to allow Rice's testimony includes the commission saying it will not ask for any one higher up to testify in public. The decision to testify comes on the heels of claims made by the former White House Counterterrorism chief. Richard Clarke has already testified that the Bush administration was too slow in reacting to al-Qaida threats. Rice is expected to testify at the end of next week.
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Bomb threats brought several trains and airplanes to a halt today.
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Amtrak stopped three trains connecting New York with Florida after receiving threats. The Palmetto was stopped in Selma, North Carolina and searched with bomb-sniffing dogs. Silver meteors in Florida and Philadelphia were also searched, but nothing turned up.
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[WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE]
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And three Northwest Airlines planes were grounded and searched today, one in Los Angeles, another in Detroit, and a third was searched twice, once at Memphis and again in Miami. A National Transportation Security Administration official says the threats were not credible, but the searches were done as a precaution.
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[Toss-2-Robin] Jean tosses to Robin in Weather Center

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[Vending-Thefts]


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Police in Danville and the New River Valley say they have collared vending machine thiefs, in separate cases.
We'll start in Pearisburg, where police may have ended a two-year crime spree.
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They arrested 44 year old Charles Edward Dawson and 23 year old Charles Derek Dawson early Sunday morning.
The father and son were stopped near Davis' Auto.
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Investigators say they found burglary tools, a piece of a vending machine and large amounts of coins and dollar bills.

Police say the Dawson's may be suspects in dozens of vending machine break-ins across Giles, Bland, Pulaski and Wythe Counties.
They're facing numerous charges and are being held at the Regional jail without bond.
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And 39 year old Edward Arnold of Danville was arrested early today after a police pursuit that started in his home town and went into North Carolina. He faces burglary charges for vending machine thefts in North Carolina and numerous traffic counts in Danville.


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Get a diploma, and maybe win some race tickets. That story is just ahead.
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And someone could be listening to you far, far away, while you're talking in your car .. and this has nothing to d with cell phones.
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(( Hey folks - Mike Stevens back in the News 7 Sports Office as the Duke women are denied a spot in the final four. Bryant Matthews is ready to slam at the men's final four. The Dazzle loses for 6th straight game tonight. Plus, a Salem all-starter hooks up with Hampden-Sydney. And don't look now but the Yankees are in last place - on theBig 7.))[GED-Ra

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[MINI-OPEN] A new program hopes to get residents in Southside on the fast track to bettering their education.
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Organizers for the "Race to G-E-D" program kicked off the event this morning at the Martinsville Speedway. Nearly 40-percent of Southside residents do NOT have a high school diploma or a G-E-D. By reducing those numbers, organizers say everyone benefits.
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((ONE OF THE BIGGEST ISSUES IS THAT WE KNOW THAT IF PEOPLE GAIN A HIGH SCHOOL CREDENTIAL THAT THEIR EARNING POWER INCREASES ABOUT 7-THOUSAND DOLLARS A YEAR, SO WE'RE REALLY TRYING TO IMPROVE THE QUALITY OF OUR LIFE, AS WELL AS BUILD A WORKFORCE TO ATTRACT BUSINESSES TO OUR AREA 17))
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[TAKE FULL SCREEN] Sign up for "Race to G-E-D" will be held this Saturday at these four locations. Those who sign up will also get a chance to win tickets to the Speedway.
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Police in Martinsville are looking for two men who robbed a pizza parlor. Two employees were leaving Papa John's on East Church Street last night when two men hiding outside approached them and demanded the store's money.
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[Take Suspect FS] Police released a composite sketch of one suspect today. They say he held an employee at gunpoint with a silver revolver, while the other searched for the restaurant's money bag. Once they found the bag, both ran into the woods.
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[Take Crimestoppers FS] Anyone with info is asked to call Martinsville-Henry County Crimestoppers at 276-63- CRIME.
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Carroll County authorities have made an arrest in connection with a spree of daytime burglaries.
A three month investigation led the sheriff's office to 31 year old Ricky Dean Parker of the Wards Gap section of Carroll County.
Investigators believe he was involved in dozens of daytime robberies at homes in Carroll and Patrick Counties.
Parker is being held on 40-thousand dollars bond.



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House Republicans are warning that state government is in danger of shutting down if immediate action is not taken.

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G-O-P delegates are proposing a one year continuity budget.
They say it would keep state operations running and allow the General Assembly to continue their debate over tax increases.
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((DELEGATE SCOTT LINGAMFELTER/R-WOODBRIDGE: WILL IT BE A PERFECT BUDGET? BY NO MEANS. WILL IT BE ONE WE'LL ALL BRAG ABOUT? BY NO MEANS. WILL IT BE ONE THAT PERMITS PEOPLE TO GET ON WITH THE FUNDAMENTAL DAY TO DAY BUSINESS OF THE COMMONWEALTH? ABSOLUTELY.))
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But Democrats say an interim budget would do more harm than good.
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((GOVERNOR MARK WARNER: THE SENATE IS NOT GOING TO PASS THIS. I'M NOT GOING TO SIGN THIS. THIS IS NOT THE APPROACH WE NEED. THIS WOULD BE A GUARANTEED WAY TO LOSE OUR AAA BOND RATING.))
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The House and Senate will be in recess tomorrow.
But budget conferees are expected to continue meeting.
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[Federal-Mogul]


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The numbers are fewer than first announced, but a Blacksburg plant started laying off workers today.
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Federal Mogul is letting about 55 employees go. Their last day will be Friday.
The company makes automotive engine parts and currently employees more than 430 people in Blacksburg.
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State officials suspect a limestone quarry may be sending chemical contamination into the New River.
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The Department of Environmental Quality says Holston River Quarry has begun working with federal officials to clean up a site just downstream from Claytor Dam in Pulaski County. D-E-Q says the quarry may be the source of PCB contamination.
Officials say no one was exposed to any contaminated soil.
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Did Robin really say "snow" a few minutes ago? Still ahead, the mountains could see another dose of winter.
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And a boy learns a tough lesson just outside his school .. when he thought a rattlesnake was dead.
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Some say it sounds like Big Brother- The FBI secretly recording some drivers conversation's using a safety feature now available in many cars.
As Jack Fink reports, what you say in your car may not always be private.
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(( THE SATELLITE TECHNOLOGY CAN UNLOCK YOUR DOORS... SEND HELP IF YOUR AIRBAGS DEPLOY IN A CRASH... AND EVEN FIND YOUR VEHICLE WHEN IT'S STOLEN. Jack Fink/Reporting: But what you may not realize is that in a certain mode, the system can use the satellite and the car's cellphone to listen to everything that's said inside the car. The FBI found that out... and started using the system to eavesdrop on the people they were investigating.
Lee Roever/Motorist:The concept that was originally meant as a safety precaution is now being used against the car owner... that's a little big brother for me

NEWS OF THE F-B-I'S TECHNIQUE CAME TO LIGHT IN THIS SAN FRANCISCO COURT CASE. THE COMPANY - NOT NAMED IN THE SUIT - FOUGHT BACK AFTER THE F-B-I OBTAINED COURT ORDERS ALLOWING AGENTS TO RECORD CONVERSATIONS FROM INSIDE A CAR. Former FBI special agent DANNY DEFENBAUGH NOW OWNS A SECURITY CONSULTING FIRM. HE SAYS THE F-B-I ISN'T VIOLATING PRIVACY RIGHTS. Danny Defenbaugh/DEFENBAUGH & ASSOCIATES (Defenbaugh "There has to be probable cause... you have a federal judge who gives an order to commit that wire tap.. so you don't have law enforcement running heywire.") ON-STAR SAYS THEY DIDN'T FILE THE LAWSUIT... AND THAT THEIR SYSTEM DOESN'T HAVE AN EAVESDROPPING FEATURE. A-T-X TECHNOLOGIES... BASED IN IRVING... WOULDN'T SAY WHETHER IT FILED SUIT. BUT ITS SYSTEM FOR MERCEDES-BENZ CAN RECORD CONVERSATIONS INSIDE THE VEHICLE... WHEN IT'S STOLEN.
THAT WAS THE INTENDED USE. IN THE COURT CASE, THE JUSTICES RULED THE F-B-I COULD NOT FORCE THE COMPANY to RECORD its CUSTOMERS FOR ALLEGED CRIMES. NOT BECAUSE OF PRIVACY CONCERNS... BUT BECAUSE IT VIOLATED LAWS REGARDING LAW ENFORCEMENT MONITORING.))
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That was Jack Fink reporting. The ruling banning the recordings is only in effect on the West Coast. [Weather]
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Hoops from the Dazzle to Duke to ODAC signings. Plus, spring football and a NASCAR no-no. But first tonight's Extra Point -
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[SUPER=03-Tokyo, Japan/YES; :00]

The big league baseball season opened this morning at 5am in Tokyo, Japan as the Yankees played the Devils Rays. The D-Rays out hit the Yanks 15-to-7 and rolled to an 8-to-3 win. Former Yank Tino Martinez and Jose Cruz, Junior each homered for Tampa Bay.
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A couple of weeks ago the Roanoke Dazzle was battling for first place in the NBDL, now the team is just trying to hang on to the final playoffs spot.

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[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Altitude vs. Dazzle; :00]


The Asheville Altitude was in town last night, and the Dazzle's losing streak would grow to 6 games. George Williams played a solid game for Roanoke as he takes the feed and hits the two pointer. He had 13 points on the night. Lavarr Postell, the ex-Knick, would score 13 as well for the visitors as Asheville put five players in double figures.

[super=33-Asheville/99/Roanoke/88;]

Marquee Perry did his best to keep it close, but Asheville wins it 99-to-88 and wastes a 20 point night from Curtis Staples.
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The Dazzle also lost ground in the standings as Fayetteville beat Huntsville 112 to 109.

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The Duke women were hoping to join the Duke men in the final four and also play U-Conn in the national semi-finals. Instead, they'll have to be spectators.
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[SUPER=03-Norfolk/ESPN; :00]
The top seeded Blue Devils were knocked off last night by the Minnesota Golden Gophers 82-to-75 in the Mideast regiona

ls. The 7th seeded Gophers are now the worst seeded team to make the final four in the last six years.
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Minnesota will next play U-Conn in the national semi-finals on Sunday in New Orleans.
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Va. Tech's Bryant Matthews will be on hand for the Final Four this weekend in San Antonio.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/This Season; :00]

Matthews has been invited to participate in the Slam Dunk and three point challenge that will take place tomorrow. Matthews is one of just 8 players asked to participate in the dunk competition. This season he led theHokies and was 11th in the nation in scoring with 22 points a game.
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Hampden-Sydney got Salem Spartan guard A-J Dowell to sign on the dotted line.
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Dowell led Salem to the River Ridge and Region Three titles this season, and a spot in the state semifinals.
The regional player of the year scored nearly 12 hundred points in his career.
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Dowell chose the Tigers over Roanoke, VMI, Macon, and Emory & Henry.

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Speaking of Roanoke College - the Maroons signed an area player with plenty of potential last night.
Six foot-seven inch Franklin County center Ty Sigmon will play for Page Moir's Maroons next season. The senior averaged 6 points and five rebounds a game this past season for the District champion Eagles.
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Virginia lost some good players off of last year's Tire Bowl title team, but Steve Mason says the Cavs have an "old one" ready to roll.
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NASCAR's slapped Jamie McMurray with some punishment today.
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[SUPER=03-Bristol, TN/Sunday; :00]

He was fined $10 thousand dollars and placed on double secret probation until the end of August for his bump and run antics with Matt Kenseth at Bristol. The two bumped several times during the race, but NASCAR took exception to McMurray's after race antics. But if you want to punish him - you have to take away points.
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[S-Soccer]


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Despite the nasty weather William Byrd played soccer tonight and the boys' team beat Staunton River 7-to-nothing. The win is significant because it marks the 300th soccer win in school history - all coming under coach Jeff Highfill.

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[Rattlesnake-Bite]


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Curiousity got the best of a nine year old California boy-
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He and another boy saw a rattlesnake by a fence near their elementary school, thought it was dead and decided to pick it up.
That's when the snake bit the boy- He was airlifted to the hospital, but is in good condition tonight.
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((JULE GOBIN/CHINO VALLEY PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER: APPARENTLY CURIOSITY GOT THE BETTER OF THESE BOYS. THEY SAW THIS SNAKE. THEY MAY HAVE PROVOKED IT A BIT AND THAT' SWHEN THE BITE OCCURED.))
[SUPER=01-Jule Gobin/Chino Valley Public Information Officer;]
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[OUT Q=the bite occured.]
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The rattlesnake is one foot long. It bit the child on the pinky finger.
Hospital officials say the boy was frightened but is doing well tonight.
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[Final-Wx]


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(Final Weather)

[THREE SHOT TOSS] [WXPRO/FULL] [THREE SHOT GOODBYE]
(Bye)

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