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1-News-head

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Coming up on NEWS 7 at SIX:
Who's got the high road to the Governor's mansion next year- -could be a gamble- -or maybe that's the issue.
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Is Botetourt County spending more time and money luring new industry than in educating the next generation?
We'll hear opposing views.
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Sports-Head


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Tonight in sports, Jordan get ready to get physical with the Sonics, The Riverdawgs lose one of their name players, George Lynch talks about his future and the Magic man.
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Plus, the defending champ and a fan favorite get flattened today at the French Open in Paris.
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L'burg-Murder


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
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TAPE#96-29
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


Relatives and friends of a Lynchburg man shot to death over the weekend gathered today to mourn his death and the way he died.
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Police say 21- year- old Anthony Montez Murrell was murdered Saturday afternoon by two men who dumped his body on Second Street in Lynchburg.
That's where Murrell's family and peace activists gathered this afternoon, calling for an end to gun- related violence.
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((HELEN MARSHALL/FAMILY MEMBER: AND WE DO APPRECIATE THIS OPPORTUNITY THAT YOU ALL ARE TAKING TIME TO SHARE WITH THE FAMILY, SO ON THEIR BEHALF, THEY WANT TO EXPRESS THEIR THANKS AND LOVE FOR ALL THAT YOU ALL HAVE DONE, AND ANY WAY THAT YOU CAN HELP KEEP THEM GOING WE WILL APPRECIATE THAT.))
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Carl Anthony Brown and Bnjn (binjin) T. Caldwell have been charged with Murrell's murder.
Both remain held without bond, pending court hearings later this month.
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Obremski


ANCHOR=Keith
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TAPE#96-49
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A man suspected of making obscene phone calls to young girls is now facing NINE felonies.
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A Roanoke grand jury today indicted Michael Obremski on four counts of taking indecent liberties with a minor, and five counts of making abduction threats.
All the new charges involved calls to girls, from January of 1994 to December of last year.
Obremski was arrested last month on a misdemeanor charge in Roanoke County.
Authorities believe he's also the same man who was seen stalking school children in the Raleigh Court neighborhood.
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Boty-Wreck


ANCHOR=keith
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TAPE#96-45
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A California truck driver died... following a morning accident on Interstate 81.
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It happened on the northbound side of the highway near the Troutville exit.
Police say the man lost control of his tractor trailer, then swerved in and out of traffic.
He may have suffered a heart attack at the wheel.
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Drowning


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6p
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TAPE#596-14
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Bedford County officials are investigating a drowning incident at Smith Mountain Lake which claimed the life of a Roanoke teenager.
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13- year- old Wonder Starr Reed was swimmming yesterday with friends when she went under.
A boat apparently passed by while the group was swimming.
Eyewitnesses say it wasn't travelling fast, but the waves created by the boat apparently overwhelmed Reed.
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ANCHOR=Keith
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Officers say choppy water from heavy boat traffic is normal in the area.
They also say there are no restrictions on boats passing near swimmers but people who live in the area can put-up their own warnings.
A neighbor said Reed was unresponsive when he pulled her from the water and performed CPR
This is the first drowning incident in Bedford County this year.

Boty-Schools


ANCHOR=keith
NEWSCAST=6
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TAPE#96-38
GRAPHIC=Education


Botetourt County is getting high marks for attracting new industry to the region.
But when it comes to education, some residents say the county does not make the grade.
Scott Prince reports.
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((In recent months Botetourt County has seen an industrial boom.
New companies are popping up left and right... but is there a price to pay?
Some say yes... and that Botetourt County children are footing the bill.
The Board of Supervisors refused to grant 1- point- 4 million dollars of the proposed school budget.
That means teacher salaries will see very little increase... and items like new school busses could get curbed.
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((C.S. MCCLURE/BOTETOURT COUNTY SCHOOLS SUPERINTENDENT: IT'S OUR TOP PRIORITY AND I DON'T KNOW ABOUT THEM AT THIS POINT... WHAT THEIR TOP PRIORITY IS. ))
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Folks such as John Patterson say attracting new industry is the top priority.
But he maintains there is still plenty of money to completely fund the schools.
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((BOB PATTERSON/FORMER SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER: THEY HAVE IN EXCESS OF 16- MILLION DOLLARS IN UNDESIGNATED SURPLUS, AS SHOWN BY THEIR OWN AUDITED FINANCIAL REPORT. ))
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((JERRY BURGESS/BOTETOURT COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR: THERE IS A TOTAL OF 16 MILLION DOLLARS AVAILABLE IN VARIOUS RESERVE FUND ACCOUNTS. BUT THOSE RESERVE FUNDS PAY FOR MANY DIFFERENT THINGS FROM THE LANDFILL TO WATER TO BALANCING THIS YEAR'S BUDGET. ))
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Burgess says the County's commitment to education has never been stronger.
He points to 21- million dollars in school construction and renovation over the past three years.
As for the money spent attracting new industry, Burgess says today's students will receive the pay off-- in the form of highly skilled jobs.
Scott Prince, News- 7, Botetourt County.))
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The School Board will go before the Board of Supervisors next month... in an attempt to receive more money for the school budget.

Gilmore-Gambling


ANCHOR=Keith
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TAPE#96-33
GRAPHIC=Gilmore, Jim


The high stakes bid for Governor in 1997 is starting to take shape.
Republican favorite Jim Gilmore is betting an anti- gambling stance will win big.
Ellen Qualls reports.
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(( For two and half years, Jim Gilmore has been walking in the shadow of George Allen, doing the legal business of the state as its Attorney General.
But the 1996 Republican convention set the stage for his first major personal policy statement.
Gilmore chose gambling -- and with it -- to break ranks with his Governor.
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((ATTORNEY GENERAL JIM GILMORE: THIS FOLLOWS UP ON THE WORK THAT I'VE DONE WITH THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF ATTORNEYS GENERAL. THERE'S BEEN NO ISSUE NO MORE CONSISTENTLY DISCUSSED IN THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION THAN CASINO GAMBLING.))
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Allen finally suggested this year that riverboat gaming could be damaging to Virginia tourism.
He supports the lottery and is okay with its soon to be announced venture into a new Powerball- type game.
Gilmore's NOT.
And he doesn't even remember ever supporting the lottery.
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((I DOUBT SERIOUSLY THAT I VOTED FOR THE LOTTERY. I DON'T RECALL BUT I THINK THAT I DID NOT VOTE FOR THE LOTTERY. I'M NOT VERY APPRECIATIVE OF THAT MANNER OF RAISING FUNDS. THAT'S ON THE BOOKS NOW. AND THAT'S WORKING AHEAD.))
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But still, he'd like a commission to study the lottery -- to see if Virginia could be weaned from 300 million dollar a year money pump.
He'd rather voters focus on the casino issue though.
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((IT IS QUANTITATIVELY AND QUALITATIVELY DIFFERENT THAN ANYTHING ELSE WE'VE EVER SEEN HERE IN THIS STATE. THE SIZE OF THE MONEY IS ENORMOUS. WE'VE SEEN MAJOR LOBBYING EFFORTS COME INTO THIS STATE. WE COULS SEE SOMETHING LIKE THAT POTENTIALLY AGAIN.))
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((MANY SUPPORTERS OF RIVERBOAT GAMBLING SAY THE EFFORTS TO PASS IT INTO LAW PEAKED IN THE LAST TWO YEARS IN THE LEGISLATURE. THE LESS POLITICALLY FEASIBLE THE ISSUE IS THE SAFER THE CAMPAIGN PROMISE TO BLOCK IT. ELLEN QUALLS, NEWS 7, RICHMOND.))
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HARD MUSIC UNDER
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Still to come on News 7, a Bedford County student gets his confiscated book back, but his father still gets his day in court,
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And Roanoke decides whether crusaders against drunk driving can take their message to the mountaintop.
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City-Council


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The Mill Mountain Star will be making a change in September.
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Today, council approved a trial run that will turn the star red for 24 hours following a drug or alcohol related traffic fatality.
"The Keep the Star White" Campaign will begin September first and council will decide after 90 days whether or not it should continue.
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Also today, council members reconsidered a vote that raised their salaries, but the result was the same.
Fearing the original decision was not handled properly, they took up the issue again and approved increases of one thousand dollars for council members and three- thousand dollars for the mayor.
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ANCHOR=Keith
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It has been five years since council members received their last raise, and nine years since the mayor's salary was increased.

Fathers-Welfare


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-34
GRAPHIC=Welfare in VA


Virginia's Department of Social Services is being sued by three women who can't name the fathers of their children.
That means they're among a few hundred AFDC recipients who lost their checks in the past year as part of welfare reform in Virginia.
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((MARTIN BROWN/VA. SOCIAL SERVICES DEPT.: THIS IS A GOOD THING BECAUSE IT HELPS PEOPLE. FOR 30 YEARS OR 40 YEARS WELFARE HAS CAUGHT WOMEN IN A CYCLE OF DEPENDENCY. IT'S CAUGHT CHILDREN IN A CYCLE OF POVERTY. AND WHAT THIS DOES IS IT PUTS THEM ON NOTICE THAT NO LONGER WILL THEY RECEIVE ASSISTANCE FOR AN UNCONDITIONAL PERIOD FOR UNCONDITIONAL BENEFITS.))
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The three women are from Christiansburg, Smyth County, and Winchester.
The Virginia Poverty Law Center says the state is violating federal regulations that allow mothers who can't identify fathers to attest to a lack of information, under penalty of perjury.

Limbaugh-Book


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
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TAPE#96-39
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Does a fourth- grader have the constitutional right to read what he wants to read in school?
That's the question the federal court is being asked to decide after Bedford County educators confiscated a Rush Limbaugh book from a nine- year- old boy last month.
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The boy and his father took them to court..Steve Smallshaw checks in from Lynchburg.. Steve, how far did the Dad get with his argument today?
They won a small victory when the school agreed to return the book to the boy last Friday.
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But whether the Limbaugh book or books like it will be allowed in Montvale Elementary School again is another battle to be fought this summer.
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(( Ordinarily, 9- year- old Jason Gardner would be in school on a Monday like this, but today he was in a federal courtroom, taking the stand and telling a judge how his fourth- grade teacher confiscated this Rush Limbaugh book from him two weeks ago.
The battle has been over whether the school seized the book because they objected to its content or if they simply felt it was too difficult a book for a nine- year- old to read and understand.
Tom Gardner says he agreed to let his son read it, and that's all that counts.
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((TOM GARDNER/PARENT: IF THE REAL REASON HAD BEEN THAT IT WAS OVER HIS HEAD, THAT WAS SOMETHING WE COULD SIT DOWN AND DISCUSS, BUT THAT'S THE FIRST TIME I HEARD ABOUT THIS SO, THE ONLY PART I FEEL WOULD HURT HIM IS THE EMBARASSMENT FROM HIS FRIENDS OF HAVING THE BOOK SEIZED AND TAKEN AWAY FROM HIM.))
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((JOHN FISHWICK/GARDNER'S ATTORNEY: WE WILL BE SEEKING A RULING ON THE MERITS OF THIS CASE AS TO WHETHER THE CONSTITUTION WAS VIOLATED WHEN THIS BOOK WAS SEIZED AND I THINK THAT'S SOMETHING THAT WILL ULTIMATELY HAVE TO BE PASSED ON DOWN THE ROAD.))
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Essentially Gardner and his lawyers argue that as long as a book doesn't contain obscene or vulgar language, it is constitutionally protected and can be read in school.
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Since there are just a few days left in the school year, the judge today refused to issue a temporary injunction allowing Jason to bring the book back to school... what happens next year will be decided in court this summer. Keith?

Stocks


ANCHOR=Keith
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The stock market started the week off on a bad note.
The DOW lost nearly 18 and a-half points to close at 56-hundred-25.
NASDAQ lost over four points.
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Insurance-Fraud


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=Keith
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TAPE#96-44
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F-B-I officials have indicted 36 people in Buchanan County for insurance fraud.
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The announcement was made this afternoon at a news conference in Abingdon.
The defendants are accused of conspiring and staging numerous traffic accidents to collect insurance money.
FBI officials say the defendants would also claim they were slightly injured
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So far 14 of the 36 have been arrested and appeared in front of a federal judge today.

Explore-Park


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=six
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#96-42
GRAPHIC=Explore Park


Virginia's Explore Park has hosted thousands of students in its short history... but today was a first, as an entire school made the trip.
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Students and teachers from Clearbrook Elementary spent the morning walking the trails of the living history park.
The Roanoke County school used the trip to reinforce some history lessons and reward students for a year of hard work.
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More than 150 Clearbrook students and teachers made the trip to Explore.

Sports Tease


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WRITER=Mike
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Coming up tonight in sports, upset city at the French Open, Jordan gets ready for a Sonic boom.
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and George Lynch drops by WDBJ to talks about his future with the Lakers, and why it's suddenly brighter without Magic Johnson in the picture.
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S-French


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S6-10
GRAPHIC=French Open


The world;s top clay court player was sent packing today. Michael Stich dethroned defending French Open champion Thomas Muster today at Rolland Garros.
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Stich spoke softly but carried a big stick. he beat Muster with 23 crushing service ace. He needed just 4 sets to top the second seeded Muster, 4-6, 6-4, 6-1, and 7-6.
The defeat marks just the fourth time Muster has lost on clay in the last 2 years.
Fans at Rolland garros suffered a loss as well. Fan favorite Steffan Edberg was defeated by Marc Roset. it was Edberg's final french, he will retire at the end of this year.
Roset gave Edberg a rather rude going away present, nailing Steffan at the net with this scorching ground stroke.
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S-NBA


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S6-11
GRAPHIC=NBA finals


Most experts feel the Chicago Bulls won't be on the losing end of their NBA final showdown with Seattle which begins Wednesday in the Windy City.
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The Bulls went through a brief workout today at the United Center. In a series with talented scorers like Jordan, Pippen, Kemp and Payton, this series could be a defensive one.
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((MICHAEL JORDAN/BULLS GUARD:IT'S REALLY GONNA BE A TEST OF DEFENSES. WHO CAN OUTFIGURE THE OTHER TEAM'S DEFENSES AND WHO CAN MAKE ADJUSTMENTS FROM MOMENT TO MOMENT ABOUT DIFFERENT SITUATIONS AND THAT'S THE BEAUTY OF IT ALL.))
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S-Lynch


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S6-12
GRAPHIC=GEORGE LYNCH


The week long George Lynch basketball camp in coming up later this month, and over the weekend, Big George was in town to get an update on how enrollment is progressing.
He also took a few moments to talk about the return of Magic and his own L.A. status.
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(( In George's three years in the NBA, he's played under four different coaches, changed jersey numbers and changed lockers. The latter move was made to accommodate the return of Magic Johnson, whom George says did more harm than good in the long run. ((GEORGE LYNCH/L.A. LAKERS FORWARD:))
With Magic out of the picture, George says the Lakers have assured him that he will not be traded. But he desperately wants more playing time next season, and to increase the likelihood of that he's on a strict daily workout schedule summer in Northern Virginia. ((GEORGE LYNCH:))
George regrets not being able to spend more time in the Roanoke Valley during the offseason, but when he's in town for his week long camp, you can rest assured he'll be in town and on the court fulltime.)) ((GEORGE LYNCH:))

S-Heaps


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
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TAPE#=S6-6
GRAPHIC=Riverdawgs


The Roanoke Riverdawgs have lost one of their star players.
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Jay Heaps has decided to return home to Massachusetts for the remainder of the season.
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Heaps, who plays both basketball and soccer for Duke University, decided that it was in his best interest to spend time with his family before returning to Duke in August when the heavy demands from his two sport schedule begin.
Heaps played at the midfield position for the Riverdawgs.
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S-Avalanche


ANCHOR=Mike
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WRITER=Kent
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GRAPHIC=AVALANCHE


The Salem Avalanche open a three-game series at Memorial Stadium against the Wilmington Bluerocks this evening.
The Bluerocks are leading the Northern Division, while Salem is 3-1/2 games out in the Southern Division with 13 games left before the All-Star break. Game time is 7:00. Wx-Tape SUPER=305-76/52/96/1951/42/1966/70/63/78/E-7mph/29.99/f;