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1-News-Head

ANCHOR=Keith

Election day in Roanoke County... Coming up on NEWS 7 at Six, a live report from Cave Spring High School on the question of whether the voters want to pay for a NEW high school.
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VO-NAT


One suspect apprehended in yet another lengthy high-speed chase... we'll get accounts of the 100-mile an hour pursuit from state and local police.
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Sports-Head
ANCHOR=Mike


Tonight in sports, Roanoke hopes to Express itself against the Checkers tonight in game three.
Rodman comes back to the court with a new hair color.
William & Mary has a new athletic director.
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VO-NAT eng#


And President Clinton and the sun both come out in Baltimore as the Orioles finally get their season underway.
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WX-Head
TALENT=Robin
SS=None


Hey warm weather fans...have we got a deal for you. Stay tuned for a forecast that features 70 plus degrees.

County-Schools


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=jda
TAPE#96-20
GRAPHIC=Roanoke County Seal


After two years of study and two months of debate, a 37 million dollar bond issue went to the voters today in Roanoke County.
Double Boxes=Keith and Joe/Microwave


The polls won't close for about another hour, but Joe Dashiell reports turnout appears to be heaviest in areas where support for the bond issue is strongest.
Live=Joe Full/Microwave
SUPER=@Joe1;
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Rollcue: much higher percentage than Hollins, Vinton or Catawba.
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Double Boxes=Keith and Joe/Microwave
(Keith question--In terms of turnout is there any election we can compare this

to?)

New-Industry


ANCHOR=keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=spr
TAPE#96-19
GRAPHIC=Business News


A national manufacturing company is pounding out a future in Buchanan.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;


For two years Meadville (MEED-vill) Forging Company has been negotiating with Botetourt County to build a plant near the James River.
The deal was made official this morning.
The Pennsylvania- based company will hire 75 people over the next two- and- a- half years.
And that figure could leap to 125 employees once the plant has established itself.
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((JIM MARTIN/MEADVILLE FORGING COMPANY: WE ARE EXCITED ABOUT THIS PROJECT AND WE ARE EXCITED ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY TO BECOME A MEMBER OF THE BUCHANAN COMMUNITY. ))
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VO-NAT


Meadville might best be described as a modern- day blacksmith operation.
The company uses robotics to turn steel bars into auto parts.
Construction on the new plant is scheduled to begin in June.
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Kroger


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#96-23
GRAPHIC=Kroger


There WON'T be a strike at Kroger anytime soon.
Union workers from Winchester to Wise County showed up in Roanoke for the second straight day to vote on another contract offer from the supermarket chain.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Last Night;


Unlike the first round of balloting, the rank and file decided to accept this five year deal, which had an improved incentive package.
Still, there appears to be a split between older workers who like the contract and younger employees who oppose it.
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((ERNIE ODUM/KROGER UNION EMPLOYEE: WHAT THEY'VE OFFERED THE FULL TIME PEOPLE I THINK IT'S FABULOUS, THEY'VE GOT WHAT THEY'VE ALWAYS WANTED. WHAT I FEEL THEY'VE LEFT THE PART TIME PEOPLE OUT. THEY HAVE LEFT THE PEOPLE SORT OF NOT WITH THE COMPANY AS LONG OUT IN LIMBO.))
SUPER=01-Ernie Odum/Kroger Union Employee;
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VO-NAT


The acceptance of this deal comes as a big relief to Kroger, as it gears up for a heavy dose of Easter weekend shopping.
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Radford-Hospital


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=tal
TAPE#96-10
GRAPHIC=None


The C-E-O of Montgomery Regional Hospital is explaining a controversial e-mail message he sent to employees in September.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


At a hearing last week, Radford Community Hospital complained about the memo, in which Gene Wright offered 20 dollars to employees who brought him petitions supporting RADFORD'S plans for a new hospital.
In a news release, Wright said "in reviewing the game film of this call...I would do that one differently."
The hospitals are competing for the right to build a new facility in the Radford area.
Wright said he reacted aggressively to what he perceived as heavy- handed attempts by Carilion to inflate support for its project.
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Norfolk-Southern


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#96-30
GRAPHIC=Norfolk Southern


A Roanoke jury decided this evening that Norfolk Southern must pay a total of 650-thousand dollars to three retired railroad workers.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/File Tape


They were all exposed to asbestos in the east end shops here in Roanoke sometime over the past 40 years.
Five men sued the railroad, but the jury concluded that two of them had apparently NOT contracted asbestosis- -the disease associated with prolonged contact with asbestos.
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ANCHOR=Keith
SUPER=Norfolk Southern


While it's a win for the three former shop workers, the verdict was far shy of the multi-million dollar judgments returned against the railroad in recent years.
Tease#1

HARD MUSIC UNDER
ANCHOR=Keith
SS=NONE


Still to come on News 7 at Six--Roanoke County police want to question a man about a series of robberies which happened during church services.
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Also--what makes THIS church service unique? It brings together a group of mentally disabled adults and volunteers who want to share their fellowship. We'll have the story.
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Chase


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-29
GRAPHIC=None


After reaching speeds of up to 100 miles an hour, a police chase through central Virginia last night ended with a crash and the arrest of a suspected car thief.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bedford Co./Last Night


It all started when a Lynchburg officer spotted a stolen car at the Fort Avenue 7-11 store.
The vehicle sped off, leading police from four jurisdictions on a high- speed chase through Lynchburg and the counties of Campbell and Bedford.
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((TROOPER JEFF BAKER/VA STATE POLICE: AND ONCE WE GOT OUT IN THE COUNTY, IT LOOKED AS IF HE KNEW WHERE HE WAS GOING, HE TOOK THE COUNTY ROADS REAL WELL. THEN BEDFORD COUNTY JOINED IN ALONG WITH THE BEDFORD COUNTY STATE POLICE UNITS AND IT JUST, IT WAS A LONG PURSUIT.))
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The chase ended when the suspect wrecked the car on Route 221 in Forest.
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((CMDR. JACK LEWIS/LYNCHBURG POLICE: HE FLED ON FOOT AFTER THE CAR LEFT THE ROAD UP HERE ON 221 AND HAD AN ACCIDENT, AND WAS FOUND BY ONE OF OUR OFFICERS WITH THE LYNCHBURG CITY SHERIFF'S CANINE UNIT.))
SUPER=01-Cmdr. Jack Lewis/Lynchburg Police; :00
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VO-NAT


20- year- old Lewis Arthur Carroll is facing a host of charges, including grand larceny and reckless driving.
The second suspect has not been apprehended.
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Robb


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-22
GRAPHIC=Chuck Robb


Senator Chuck Robb is in Roanoke tonight, dining with Democratic members of the General Assembly who are back in town after this year's session.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg


Robb also made a stop in Lynchburg this afternoon for a tour of the Ericsson Corporation plant.
Ericsson is in the midst of building a 110 million dollar radio system for the Taiwan national police.
Robb says allowing American companies to compete for those foreign contracts means the U-S needs to stabilize its relationships with both Taiwan and China.
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((SEN. CHARLES ROBB/D- VIRGINIA: IT IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT TO OUR LONG- TERM INTERESTS ECONOMICALLY AS WELL AS SECURITY, THAT WE MAINTAIN THAT KIND OF EQUILIBRIUM AND THAT THE UNITED STATES CONTINUE TO BE A KEY PLAYER SO WE DON'T HAVE AN ARMS RACE THAT SIMPLY COULD NOT BE CONTROLLED IN THAT REGION.))
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VO-NAT


Robb says President Clinton scored points in the international community by sending warships to Taiwan during the recent Chinese weapon testing.
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Texas-Prisoners


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-27
GRAPHIC=Virginia State Seal


Virginia corrections officials sent some prisoners to Texas today -- and got some back.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Newton Co., TX;


This privately- run prison in Texas now holds 619 Virginia inmates.
SUPER=03-Richmond/May, 1995;


155 of those prisoners shipped out over the last year came back today to be released or get medical attention in Virginia.
Taking their places are 155 new inmates or inmates who've violated parole.
Virginia's contract with the Texas prison runs out next spring.
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TALENT=Keith
SS=Virginia State Seal


Corrections officials say the Texas contract has helped relieve jail overcrowding in Virginia.
Critics say it puts an undue burden on prisoners' families and breaks family ties that inmates will need when released.

Church-Thefts


ANCHOR=keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=spr
TAPE#96-13
GRAPHIC=None


Roanoke County police want to question a local man about a rash of church robberies.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


Over the past month a number of wallets and purses have been stolen from at least three churches.
Police say 46- year- old Martin Freeman hasn't been accused in THESE crimes, but IS wanted on nearly two- dozen other charges.
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((TOM KINCAID/ROANOKE COUNTY POLICE: THIS INDIVIDUAL HAS BEEN CHARGED WITH SIMILAR OFFENSES IN THE PAST. THERE ARE OUTSTANDING WARRANTS FOR HIM. SO WE CERTAINLY HAVE THE RIGHT TO PURSUE HIM AND ARREST HIM FOR THE CHARGES THAT ARE OUT THERE. ))
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VO-NAT


Kincaid says Freeman has been known to drive a white compact car-- similar to the one seen leaving the area following one of the church thefts.
ANCHOR=Keith
SS=None


Police are still looking for Martin Freeman.

New-River-Alliance


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=tal
TAPE#96-25
GRAPHIC=None


The New River Valley Economic Development Alliance has hired one of its founders and past presidents as its new executive director.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Blacksburg;


Officials today announced Dublin businessman Hiawatha Nicely's selection from a pool of 70 applicants.
Officials say his local ties and statewide contacts made for an important asset.
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((BARRY EVANS/NRV ALLIANCE PRESIDENT: AND THAT WAS THE RELATIONSHIPS THAT HE HAD ESTABLISHED OVER HIS PRIOR YEARS AS A PLANT MANAGER OF A MAJOR INDUSTRY, HIS ORIGINAL INVOLVEMENT WITH THE CREATION OF THIS ORGANIZATION, GOVERNOR ALLEN'S CHAIR FOR OPPORTUNITY VIRGINIA, VERY CLOSE RELATIONSHIPS WITH THE VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PEOPLE. ))
SUPER=01-Barry Evans/NRV Alliance President;
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OUT Q=economic development people.
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Nicely says he'll strengthen ties with local industries to attract other companies to complement and support them.
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((HIAWATHA NICELY/NRV ALLIANCE DIRECTOR: OUR EFFORTS WILL BE CHANGED SOMEWHAT IN THE FACT THAT WE'RE GOING TO MAKE THE DEVELOPMENT EFFORT ONE THAT IS COHESIVE TO WHAT WE ALREADY HAVE IN THE AREA AND ONE THAT WILL BLEND ITSELF WELL WITH WHAT HE HAVE IN THE AREA. ))
SUPER=01-Hiawatha Nicely/NRV Alliance Director;
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OUT Q=have in the area.
TALENT=Keith
SS=None


The Alliance is a national and international marketing agency for Montgomery, Floyd, Giles and Pulaski counties and the city of Radford.

Stocks


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=six
WRITER=sly
TAPE#=Stocks
GRAPHIC=NONE


The stock market pushed higher again today.
The Dow gained 34 points to finish at 56 hundred 71.
NASDAQ was up nearly five points.
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Mental-Health


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=THa
TAPE#96-17
GRAPHIC=None


Attending church services each week is an important part of many people's lives. But it's also something many take for granted.
For mentally disabled adults, regular church attendance isn't always an option.
Teresa Hamilton reports on a Danville organization making a difference.
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Every Saturday for nearly 21- years volunteers have made sure the area's mentally disabled enjoy the warmth and friendship which are an important part of church services.
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The interdenominational service is like any other-- bible study and choir are routine.
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The sharing of that love is made possible by the group "Christian Training for the Retarded".
Volunteers organize the entire service-- they also provide transportation.
Kim Yeaman is the group's director.
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((KIM YEAMAN/C. T. R. DIRECTOR:WE HAVE A LOT OF CHURCHES AND CIVIC CLUBS AND CITIZENS THAT SUPPORT THIS PROGRAM AND THEY BELIEVE IN WHAT WE'RE DOING AND SUPPORT US. ))
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But like almost any organization, "C.T.R." is in need of volunteers and donations.
But more importantly, they want to reach out to the mentally challenged who are in need of a friend. Teresa Hamilton, News 7.))

Sports Tease


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#SPORTS TEASE
GRAPHIC=NONE


Coming up tonight in sports, Rodman is set to come back to the Bulls tonight, Pitino says he's staying put.
Plenty of highlights from the big leagues to serve up this evening.
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Plus the Express is skating on thin ice tonight as the team's tries to avoid elimination against the Checkers.
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S-Express


ANCHOR=steve
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S5-28
GRAPHIC=Express/Charlotte game 3


Down two games to none, the Roanoke Express faces a do or die situation tonight in game three of the ECHL playoffs against Charlotte at the Round House.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Charlotte, NC; :00


The Checkers held the Express to only 2 goals in the series first two games while putting on a power play clinic. Charlotte was 5 for 12 with an extra man.
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((JEFF JESTADT/EXPRESS LEFT WINGER:))
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One other note, Express right winger Chris Potter is doubtful for tonight's 7pm face off. He has a broken rib.
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S-Rodman


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#BB96-3
GRAPHIC=RODMAN


The wild one Dennis Rodman returns to the lineup tonight after serving his six game suspension for head butting a referee.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Miami, FL; :00


With newly dyed red hair, Rodman participated in a shootaround this afternoon in Miami before this evening's game with the Heat.
He says he's glad to be back, even though he knows it will take awhile for him to earn acceptance.
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((DENNIS RODMAN/BACK WITH THE BULLS:))
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S-NCAA


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S6-1
GRAPHIC=FINAL FOUR


The Kentucky Wildcats are still celebrating last night's national championship win over Syracuse at Meadowlands.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-E. Rutherford, NJ/CBS; :00


The Cats are also celebrating the fact that it looks like head coach Rick Pitino will be staying in Lexington and not heading to Boston to take over the Celtics next season.
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((RICK PITINO/KENTUCKY HEAD COACH:))
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S-Orioles


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#s6-2
GRAPHIC=ORIoles


The Orioles home opener was rained out for the first time since 1972 yesterday, but it was a glorious day in Baltimore
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Baltimore, MD/Royals vs. Orioles; :00


as the nation's number one sports fan came up from the District to throw out the first pitch.
With secret service sharp shooters positioned on the roof, the southpaw from Arkansas thew a changeup for a strike.
Then the most popular man in Camden Yards took over. Cal Ripken Jr. lines a shot to center in front of the diving fielder. Robbie Alomar and Rafael
SUPER=35-Baltimore/==4/Kansas City/==2;

Palmiero both score and the O's beat the Royals 4-to-2.
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S-Indians


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S6-4
GRAPHIC=INDIANS


The defending American League champion Cleveland Indians were snowed out of their home opener yesterday, and today they were rocked at Jacob's field by the Yankees.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Cleveland, OH/Yankees vs. Indians; :00


Joe Torre made his managerial debut for New York this afternoon and he would get an awesome welcome from Derek Jeter and Bernie Williams.
Both hit homers and Jeter's shot of eventual loser Dennis Martinez turned out to be the game winner.
SUPER=35-New York/==7/Cleveland/==1;


David Cone got the win with a two hitter over seven innings. He never let a runner reach third base.
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S-Reds


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S6-5
GRAPHIC=MLB LOGO

Baseball stood still for a moment this afternoon in Cincinnati as players, coaches and fans
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Cincinnati, OH/Expos vs. Reds; :00


honored umpire John McSherry with a prayer and moment of silence before today's game. McSherry collapsed and died of heart disease on the field yesterday afternoon.
Once the game began the Reds got a big lift from a new old player. Chris Sabo, a former Red who is back with the Cincinnati after stints
SUPER=35-Cincinnati/==4/Montreal/==1;

elsewhere looped this broken bat single to left field and plated Barry Larkin as the Reds beat the Expos 4-to-1.
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S-Tribe


ANCHOR=mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=twe
TAPE#-S5-27
GRAPHIC=William & Mary


The College of William & Mary named Terry Driscoll its new athletic director this afternoon.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Williamsburg;


A sports marketing and event-management executive, Driscoll replaces John Randolph who died of cancer last August.
The 48-year old was an All-American at Boston College and played 11 seasons in the NBA. But this will be his first experience in college athletics.
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