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HEADLINES

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Some rowdy fans take the streets to celebrate the Bullls N-B-A Championship title.
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And Russian President Boris Yeltsin appears headed for a runoff in his bid for re-election. wx-head
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And Larry Dowdy takes us back in time for a look at toys from the past.
Stay with us. News 7 Mornin' is next.

Clifton-Drowning


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Clifton Forge Police are investigating a drowning.
It was reported yesterday.
Police say it happened in a creek, but no other information is being released at this time.

NBA-FINALS


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The Chicago bulls celebrated their fourth N-B-A title in six years last night.
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The bulls stampeded the Seattle Supersonics, 87-75 in game six in Chicago.
Finals Most Valuable Player Michael Jordan scored 22 points and Scottie Pippen added 17.
Some of Chicago's more famous residents helped celebrate the win.
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((OPRAH WINFREY:I WAS NERVOUS IN THE BEGINNING AND i DON'T LET MYSELF GO TO THE WIN... I WAS NERVOUS AND THRILLED BY THE 3RD QUARTER WHEN FELT LIKE WE HAD IT. ))
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The victory celebration quickly spread from the staduim to the streets.
Some jubilent but rowdy Bulls fans created some minor disturbances which led to more than 100 arrests.
Police quickly moved in to control the incidents, which included rock and bottle-throwing and store looting.
Ten people were reportedly shot, but police are not sure how many are related to the game.
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RUSSIAN-ELECTION


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Boris Yeltsin survives the first round of Russia's presidential election.
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But he's being forced to battle on in a runoff contest.
Russian voters have given Yeltsin a halfhearted endorsement.
He and his runner-up, Communist rival Gennady Zyuganov (geh-NAN'-dee zyoo-GAH'-nov), are both well shy of the required majority.
That means a runoff in the month ahead.
The ultimate results may depend largely on the strength and loyalties of the other candidates.
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Star-City-Award


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The "Star City" is now in a league of its own.
Over the weekend the National Civic League named Roanoke an All America community.
Ron Jones has the story.
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(( The 47-year-old award program recognizes ten communities each year for the innovative way they meet challenges such as crime, racial discord, and joblessness.
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((DAVID BOWERS/ROANOKE MAYOR: WE'RE GLAD TO BE HOME TO ONE OF THE TEN GREAT CITIES IN AMERICA--ROANOKE, YEAH!!))
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A victorious Roanoke delegation arrived home to cheers.
They say projects like the renovation of the Jefferson Center, the Hotel Roanoke and the trash train and transfer station put Roanoke ahead of the rest.
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((DAVID BOWERS/ROANOKE MAYOR: WE THINK IT SAYS A LOT ABOUT THE THEME WE TRY TO CONVEY TO OTHER PEOPLE ACROSS THE NATION THAT HERE IN ROANOKE WE HAVE A PARTICIPATORY LOCAL GOVERNMENT.))
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((BOB HERBERT/ROANOKE CITY MGR: CITIES IN THE UNITED STATES ALONG WITH ROANOKE ARE TRYING TO SOLVE MANY PROBLEMS. AND THIS IS A CELEBRATION ABOUT THOSE COMMUNITIES WILLING TO WORK WITH BUSINESS, NEIGHBORHOODS, THE PRIVATE SECTOR, ALONG WITH CITY GOVERNMENT.))
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Ron Jones, News 7))
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This is the fifth time Roanoke has won the award.
Cleveland is the only other city to have been honored as many times.
The 10 winners were chosen from 30 finalists.
The other winners include WESTminster, California; New Orleans, Louisiana; Buffalo, NY and Hartsville, South Carolina.

wildfires


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Firefighters are surrounding a Utah brushfire that threatened to cut off power to much of the west.
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The long ridge fire has destroyed about three thousand acres of land outside of Salt Lake City.
The fire spread to within a half mile of a power station that feeds the West Coast and Las Vegas.
Full containment of the flames is expected sometime today.
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volcano


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In New Zealand this morning, a volcanic eruption is forcing evacuations.
Mount Ruapehu (ree-yu-PAY-who) spewed ashes miles into the atmosphere, it was the second eruption in less than a year.
Scientists only re-opened the volcano for tourists six days ago.
No injuries have been reported.
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1-Sports


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In sports, Roy Stanley has highlights of racing action in Pocono.
Good morning Roy.
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One-Larry


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Welcome back to News 7 Mornin'. I'm Melanie Moon.
If you're a kid at heart, you're going to love this trip down memory lane.
This morning, Larry Dowdy brings out the kid in all of us with his visit to Ferrum College.
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Trade-Sanctions


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There's a strong indication that U-S and Chinese officials have reached an agreement in a dispute over copyright piracy.
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The U-S had threatened sanctions, but a state department official says more high-level talks are scheduled, which could mean a deal.
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Job-Service


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Bath County officials say a new job service will help develop an untapped natural resource.
People with mental and physical disabilities will soon learn job skills from Jackson River Enterprises.
A satellite operation of the organization will open in the rural region.
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Organizers say their mission is to address the needs of individuals and provide the training needed to help them live independently.
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((DEBBIE ANDERSON/JACKSON RIVER ENTERPRISES: AFTER THAT JOB SERVICE SPECIALIST LEARNS THE JOB THEN THE CLIENT WITH A DISABILITY COMES AND SHE WILL TRAIN THEM. AN INDIVIDUAL IS TRAINED UNTIL THE JOB SERVICE SPECIALIST IS NO LONGER NEEDED.)) ((WE ARE HELPING PROMOTE WITHIN OUR COMMUNITY A WORTH WHICH THEY CAN THEN GIVE BACK TO THE COMMUNITY BY SEEKING A JO AND THEN SPENDING THEIR MONEY ALSO IN THE COMMUNITY. IT'S A JOB CREATION OPPORTUNITY.))
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County officials say Bath has a population of about five- thousand people.
It's estimated that more than 60 could use the services of Jackson River Enterprises.
The Bath County facility will open later this summer.

Common-Sense


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With the stock market setting new highs all the time, a number of new investors are testing the waters.
For the next few weeks Common Sense reporter Len Besthoff will point out some simple mistakes beginners can avoid.
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((GEORGE BRAMMER/A.G. EDWARDS: TIMING THE MARKET IS EXTREMELY DIFFICULT EVEN FOR A PROFESSIONAL JUMPING IN AND OUT OF THE MARKET CAN BE VERY COSTLY. MOST BEGINNERS SHOULD START WITH A CORE GROUP OF STOCKS OR MUTUAL FUNDS THAT THEY INTEND TO HOLD FOR THE LONG TERM, BUY GOOD COMPANIES AND HOLD THEM. IF THE COMPANIES ARE GROWING, YOU'RE NET WORTH WILL GROW RIGHT ALONG WITH THEM. TIMING THE MARKET CAN BE VERY FRUSTRATING AND I'VE SEEN PEOPLE WHO ARE VERY SKILLED MAKE MONEY AT TIMING THE MARKET, BUT IT'S SOMETHING THAT THE NOVICE OR THE BEGINNING INVESTOR SHOULD AVOID.))
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2-scores


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Mission accomplished for the Chicago Bulls, who've won their fourth N-B-A title in six years.
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Finals Most Valuable Player Michael Jordan scored 22 points and Dennis Rodman grabbed 19 rebounds in the win over Seattle.
Let's take a look at the scoreboards.
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Two-Larry


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Welcome back to News 7 Mornin.' I'm Beth Myer.
Earlier, Larry Dowdy showed us some of the neat, wooden, handmade toys as part of the exhibit at the Blue Ridge Institute and Museum in Ferrum.
Now, he has "gotcha toys" featuring lots of originality.
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2HEADLINES


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Here's a look at today's top stories.
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Russian incumbent Boris Yeltsin is barely holding a lead over his nearest rival in yesterday's historic election.
It was the first time Russians had a choice of candidates on the ballot.
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A report leaked yesterday from the Whitewater committee accuses the Clinton administration of obstruction of justice.
It concludes that Clinton administration officials tried to impede criminal investigations of Whitewater to protect the president and first lady.
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And the Chicago Bulls have done it again.... beating the Seattle Supersonics 87 to 75.. to capture their 4th N-B-A championship.
But the victory created chaos on the streets.
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And that's what's making news on this Monday June 17th.
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Clifton-Drowning


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Clifton Forge Police are investigating a drowning.
It was reported yesterday.
Police say it happened in a creek, but no other information is being released at this time.

ELECTIONS


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A runoff election appears all but certain for Boris Yeltsin.
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The Russian president this morning is clinging to a narrow lead over his Communist rival, Gennady Zyuganov (geh-NAN'-dee zyoo-GAH'-nov).
With neither Yeltsin nor Zyuganov expected to exceed the required 50 percent for outright victory, both are apparently headed for a July runoff.
The showing for the other candidates in the crowded race is critical to the outcome of an eventual runoff.
Early vote counts for the other contenders suggest Yeltsin would have an edge in the runoff.
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WHITEWATER


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A draft report leaked yesterday from the Whitewater committee accuses the Clinton administration of obstruction of justice.
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The Republican written report says officials lied to protect Hillary Rodham Clinton and that the first lady conducted a coverup.
The White House called the report a political inquisition.
The official report is due out tomorrow.
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Meantime in LIttle Rock today, another Whitewater- related trial begins.
This one involves two bankers who are accused of stealing from their own bank to cover political contributions, including donations to President Clinton's 1990 campaign for governor.

Utah-fires


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In Utah this morning fire crews are beginning to get the upper hand on a massive brushfire.
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The fire had threatened a major power substation and lines feeding electricity to the West Coast and Las Vegas.
It also destroyed about three- thousand acres of land outside of Salt Lake City.
The fire spread to within a half mile of a power station that feeds the West Coast and Las Vegas.
Full containment of the flames is expected sometime today.
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new-zealand


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A volcano in New Zealand's central North Island erupted violently this morning, forcing evacuations.
Mount Ruapehu (ree-yu-PAY-who) sent a thick cloud of ash three- miles into the atmosphere.
The eruption is the second in less than a year and comes six days after scientists had judged that volcanic activity on the mountain had subsided after months of rumblings.
No injuries have been reported.
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Lake-Volunteers


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Now boaters on Smith Mountain Lake can call in the Coast Guard.
The United States Coast Guard is patrolling the lake.
And as Denise Allen reports, these men and women say they're here to protect and serve.
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Members of the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary Search and Rescue Detachment have turned this picnic area into an operations center.
The more than 50 volunteers use their own boats to patrol Smith Mountain Lake and help boaters in need.
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THE U.S.COAST GUARD AUXILIARY PLANS TO MONITOR CHANNEL 16 DURING PEAK HOURS EVERY WEEKEND FROM MEMORIAL DAY TO LABOR DAY.
AND WHILE THE AUXILIARY IS AVAILABLE TO AIDE LOCAL AUTHORITIES ON SEARCH AND RESCUE OPERATIONS--THEY SAY THEIR MAIN OBJECTIVE IS TEACHING BOATING SAFETY.))
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While the auxiliary reports to the U.S. Coast Guard, it does not have the power to enforce the law.
The Auxiliary is a service unit providing help where ever it is needed.
And to be a part of the team the average volunteer needs to complete more than 40 hours of on the water training and outfit their boat with special equipment.
Volunteers for the Smith Mountain detachment hail from as far away as Waynesboro.
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These man and women say they hope their vigilance pays off--by making the lake a safer place for boaters.
Denise Allen News 7.))

3-Sports


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The Chicago Bulls have captured the N-B-A title.
Roy Stanley has the highlights in sports.
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Three-Larry


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All-America


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The "Star City" continues to shine.
Over the weekend the National Civic League named Roanoke an All America community.
Ron Jones reports.
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A victorious Roanoke delegation arrived home to cheers.
They say projects like the renovation of the Jefferson Center, the Hotel Roanoke and the trash train and transfer station put Roanoke ahead of the rest.
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This is the fifth time Roanoke has won the award.
Cleveland is the only other city to have been honored as many times.
The 10 winners were chosen from 30 finalists.
The other winners include WESTminster, California; New Orleans, Louisaina; Buffalo, New York and Hartsville, South Carolina.

RENTAL-INSPECTION


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Roanoke city officials, landlords and citizen groups have been working on a rental inspection program since January.
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That's when a house fire killed a woman and four of her grandchildren in rental property in southeast Roanoke.
Council is set to vote on the latest proposal this afternoon.
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Gone from the plan are mandatory yearly inspections and 75 dollar fines for landlords who refuse to cooperate.
Landlords also won't have to submit lists of their property-- and property inspections will only occur voluntarily.
Neighboring cities Lynchburg and Salem require rental properties to undergo mandatory yearly inspections.
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Fathers-March


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A Danville organization used Father's Day as a way to promote the rights of all parents.
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Nearly 40- men, women and children marched through downtown Danville carrying signs bearing messages such as "Remember the Children" and "Children Need Fathers, Too."
The event was organized by a newly formed group called "Equal Parents, Equal Time".
Organizers say their goal is to ensure both parents are given equal visitation.
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((BARRY KOPLEN/PARENT:WE ARE IN SUPPORT OF BOTH PARENTS BEING AN ACTIVE AND EQUAL PART OF THEIR CHILDREN'S LIVES IN MATTERS THAT CONCERN DIVORCE AND SEPARATED FAMILIES AND THE BEST WAY TO DO THAT IS TO MAKE SURE THAT THE CHILDREN KNOW THAT THEIR PARENTS ARE THERE EQUALLY, THAT THEY ARE EQUALLY THERE-- WE THINK THIS IS ESPECIALLY TRUE OF YOUNGER MINOR CHILDREN. DONA KNOWLES/PARENT: EVEN IN DIVORCE I STILL BELIEVE THAT A FAMILY UNIT EXISTS AND I TRULY BELIEVE THAT WHEN PARENTS REALIZE THAT IT WILL CUT DOWN ON THE COURT INTERVENTION, PARENTS SHOULD BE ABLE TO WORK TOGETHER FOR THE BEST INTEREST OF THEIR CHILD. THE CHILD SHOULD NOT BE USED AS A PAWN OR AN OBJECT IN A DIVORCE CASE. ))
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Donna Knowles reminded the crowd of success stories.
Knowles and her former spouse have worked out a positive arrangement which she says has helped her young daughter become a well adjusted child.
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Snake-Loose


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Also yesterday -- a seven foot snake was loose in Roanoke.
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City Police were dispatched to the "E-Z-N" on Brandon Avenue at about six last night.
A crowd gathered and watched the snake for more than twenty minutes as it slithered around the exterior of the convenience store.
Officer M-G Vineyard finally corralled the snake into a trash can.
An animal control officer arrived later-- he took the snake to the S-P-C-A.
Police say the snake is probably an escaped pet.
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Lost-Bear


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Hours before that, dispatchers received several calls that a black bear was spotted near the Days Inn on Orange Avenue.
Officers chased the 100 pound bear for about 40 minutes before cornering it in a wooded area on First Street.
Then Animal Control officers tranquilized it with a gun.
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No one was injured during the incident.
Brown says the bear will be released back into the national forest.
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Pugsy


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Another lost animal is back where he belongs.
In April, "Pugsy" wound up at the Roanoke S-P-C-A.
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After some searching, shelter workers found "Pugsy's" owner in Germany.
Randy Fair is in the Army and last night "Pugsy" boarded an airplane to be reunited with him.
Fair says he has no idea how his dog ended up in Roanoke.
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4-scores


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=cro
TAPE# none
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The Chicago Bulls have wrapped up their fourth N-B-A title in six years, defeating Seattle 87-to-75.
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Finals Most Valuable Player Michael Jordan scored 22 points and Dennis Rodman grabbed 19 rebounds in the victory.
Let's take a look at the scoreboards.
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SUPER=96-Chicago/=87/Seattle/=75;



SUPER=91-Boston/=10/Texas/==9//Minnesota/==4/Detroit/==1;
SUPER=91-NY Yankees/==5/Cleveland/==4//Oakland/=10/Milwaukee/==9;
SUPER=91-Toronto/==6/California/==4//Seattle/==7/White Sox/==6;
SUPER=91-Baltimore/=13/Kansas City/==5;



SUPER=92-Florida/==4/Pittsburgh/==2//Los Angeles/==3/Atlanta/==2;
SUPER=92-Cincinnati/==7/Montreal/==0//Chi Cubs/==8/San Diego/==4;
SUPER=92-St. Louis/==5/NY Mets/==4//Colorado/=11/Philadelphia/==3;
SUPER=92-San Francisco/==8/Houston/==7;