18:00-01

1-News-Head

ANCHOR=Keith

Holdren's won't honor extended warranties. We'll see what you can do about it, if you bought an appliance with one recently.
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VO-NAT


And a dog fight ends in a shooting, at the hands of Roanoke city police.
We'll hear why shots were fired and what happened to the canines involved.
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Sports-Head
ANCHOR=Mike


Tonight in sports, Jerry Rice signs to play through the year 2002, the Hokies try to fill some big gaps this preseason, Tiger makes his pro decision official,
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VO-NAT eng#


and the Lynchburg Hillcats Jose Guillen is named the Carolina League player of the year.
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TALENT=Robin
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Expect for a few pop up showers, our weather story is very quiet indeed. And we head for hurricane country in WeatherSchool tonight.

Holdren's


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#96-74
GRAPHIC=Holdren's


A local appliance store chain that was recently taken over has angered a lot of its customers.
The new owners of Holdren's have decided not to honor the company's extended service warranties, which cost customers several hundred dollars.
Double Boxes=Keith and Len/Microwave


Len Besthoff has more information on what consumers can do about this.
Sounds like a sticky situation, Len.
Live=Len Full/Microwave
SUPER=@Len1;
SUPER=05-Roanoke;


Keith thousands, possibly tens of thousands of people have extended service warranties from Holdren's.
And the North Carolina company that now owns the store has many of those warranty holders fuming.
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Andy Robeson of Blacksburg is among the Holdren's customers learning the extended service warranties on their appliances may not be worth the paper they're written on.
The former president of Holdren's explains that when the company was up for sale, it was in poor financial shape and it couldn't make many demands from the interested party, like honoring previous contracts.
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The state is now looking into the matter...the Department of Consumer Affairs wants customers with warranties to call (800)552-9963 to get complaint forms they can file.
In the meantime, Cross and the Holdren family are devastated that this one incident has tarnished the name of a once- revered hometown chain.
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(q:SO COULD THE STATE GO AFTER THE FORMER OWNERS FOR THE WARRANTY MONEY?)



Dog-fighting


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#96-75
GRAPHIC=None


A city patrolman saved a puppy from near- certain death at the jaws of a pair of pit bulls in Roanoke this morning.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke


By the time the officer arrived, a poodle was already dead.
The pit bulls were busy mauling the second dog.
A man at Burrell Nursing Center had armed himself with a pipe in case they came for HIM.
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SOT 8:02:10
IN Q=I originally

((STANLEY PULLINS: I ORIGINALLY TRIED TO HIT ONE OF THEM WITH MY CAR. BUT I DIDN'T WANT TO MESS UP MY CAR. BUT ANYWAY, I WAS TRYING TO HIT ONE OF THE DOGS TO STOP HIM FROM INJURING THE EMPLOYEES. AND I PICKED UP A PEDESTRIAN FURTHER DOWN THE BLOCK TO GET HIM OFF THE STREET AND WARNED ANOTHER ONE TO GET BACK IN HIS CAR, BECAUSE THE DOGS WAS COMING AFTER HIM. THEY WERE ATTACKING ANYTHING THAT WAS MOVING ON THE STREET.))
SUPER=01-Stanley Pullins/Witness
RUNS=:18
OUT Q=on the street.
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VO-NAT


A city patrolman got permission from his supervising sergeant to shoot the pit bulls, killing one instantly, stopping the other.
The owner was charged with harboring dangerous dogs running at large without rabies shots or a license.
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Pot-Bust


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-64
GRAPHIC=Drug Bust Pot


It's a summer crop that police like to harvest themselves.
Every year around this time, the familiar roar of helicopters can be heard across the state, as the war on marijuana rages on.
Steve Smallshaw reports.
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((natsot chopper 2:26:25 (1)
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The air attack begins each morning, as state police and National Guard helicopters take to the skies in search of Virginia's most illicit crop- marijuana.
From the air, spotters locate the pot patch and the ground teams move in..
natsot chop 8:44:45 (2)
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...a few quick strokes of the machete and a field of fourteen- foot marijuana plants is reduced to mere stumps in a matter of minutes.
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((DEP. JOE CARY/CHARLOTTE CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT.: IT JUST TAKES A LOT OF TIME AND EFFORT OUT IN THE WOODS AND RIDING THE ROADS TO TRY TO FIND IT.))
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But the choppers aren't flying blind.
Based on tips and information gathered during the past year, authorities map out likely marijuana locations and work from there.
In Campbell County, police found thousands of plants in these woods near Naruna two years ago... so they weren't surprised when they pulled up another 240 this time.
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((The marijuana eradication program is truly a cooperative effort. The Virginia National Guard supplies the air support, while state police tactical teams join forces with local deputies on the ground. The end result is millions of dollars of marijuana is taken out of circulation every summer.))
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((CAPT. MIKE HARRIS/CAMPBELL CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT.: WE'VE HAD PRETTY GOOD RESULTS OVER THE YEARS, IT'S AS MUCH A DETERRENT AS ANYTHING ELSE, TO KEEP ANYONE FROM TAKING THE INITIATIVE TO TRY TO GROW IT, BECAUSE WE'RE GOING TO BE DOING THE SURVEILLANCE PROBABLY EVERY YEAR.))
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Still, it's a safe bet there always will be something for them to find.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Campbell County.))
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ANCHOR=Keith
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Still to come on News 7 at 6-- The verdict in the case of a former South Boston narcotics officer accused of embezzlement.
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VO-NAT


And V-M-I moves closer to adopting a plan to admit women.
The superintendent responds to Justice Department criticism again.
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VMI


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-59
GRAPHIC=VMI


Virginia Military Institute is blasting the Justice Department for what superintendent Josiah Bunting says is an "evil" and "foolish" policy that has fired up the alumni to resist co-education.
Its Board of Trustees met in Richmond, and announced a first- ever PUBLIC hearing on admitting women.
Ellen Qualls was there.
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(( Upper lips are getting a little stiffer at VMI.
Fewer men are quitting after the rat line over the year before.
And General Josiah Bunting says the U.S. Justice Department has actually increased alumni resistance to admitting women.
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((IT HAS FIRED UP THE ALUMNI. YES INDEED.))
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That's after the department said VMI could talk to no one about co-education without first seeking government approval.
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SOT 04:20:42
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((GEN. JOSIAH BUNTING/VMI SUPERINTENDENT: THE ORDER ON ITS FACE IS FOOLISH, REPREHENSIBLE, AND POSSIBLY EVEN UNCONSTITUTIONAL. ANYTHING IN A FREE SOCIETY WHICH CUTS OFF THE FREE FLOW OF INFORMATION AMONG PEOPLE OR INSTITUTIONS OF GOOD WILL IS INHERENTLY EVIL.))
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VMI's Board of Visitors is still pondering trying to go private -- despite a warning it may lose its R-O-T-C program if it does.
But now, the day before the scheduled September 21st vote,
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((WILLIAM BERRY: THE BOARD WILL PROVIDE AN OPPORTUNITY FOR PUBLIC COMMENT DURING THAT PERIOD.))
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That's the first time the public's input will have been formally sought.
Bunting says he can't really say if the renewed vigor makes a costly and politically challenging bid to go private more or less plausible. Citadel b-roll begins at 15:17:39 on the Monday 3-4PM CBS feed tape.
Meanwhile, South Carolina's Citadel is wholeheartedly integrating its new female knobs.
VMI's General Bunting says their hairdos are "just about right."
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))

Stovall


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=THa
TAPE#96-68
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


A jury early this morning convicted a former South Boston police officer of embezzling more than one thousand dollars seized as evidence in drug cases.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Halifax/Yesterday;


42- year old Larry Jerome Stovall was also convicted of misappropriating state police funds used for drug investigations.
Stovall worked as a narcotics investigator until earlier this year when more than two- thousand dollars in money could not be accounted for.
His attorney tried to convince the jury it was a bookkeeping error.
But the jury apparently didn't buy Stovall's story.
Jurors recommended a two- year jail term.
Stovall was also ordered to pay more than 15- hundred dollars in fines.
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Still-Bust


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=THa
TAPE#96-69
GRAPHIC=None


A Pittsylvania County "moonshine still" which used to make peach brandy is out of business.
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VO-NAT

SUPER-03-Pittsylvania Co./Last Night;
Local and state agents teamed up last night to shut down the operation.
Ben Barber and Lewis Ayers were arrested at the site off Route 672 in Pittsville.
Authorities say it's unusual to find a peach brandy operation because it's more expensive to make than regular moonshine.
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IN Q=

((CAPT. JAMES MCLAUGHLIN/PITTSYLVANIA CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT.: BASICALLY, I THINK THE WAY THEY GET RID OF IT HERE IS BY THE CASE, GOING UP TO SOME OF THE NORTHERN LARGER CITIES, THEY USUALLY GET RID OF THE, DISPOSE OF IT, BY THE GALLONS, IT COULD GO DOUBLE, AS MUCH AS A 120- DOLLARS A GALLON IN LARGER CITIES. ))
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VO-NAT


Authorities found 48- gallons for sale, another 42- was ready for packaging.
If convicted, the men face three years in prison and a one thousand dollar fine.
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Chase-Arrest


ANCHOR=keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=spr
TAPE#96-70
GRAPHIC=None


The search for a robbery suspect has ended in Southwest Roanoke.
This morning 40- year- old Ellis Price Wilson was arrested at his home.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Monday;


He's accused of stealing a bag of money from an S & S Cafeteria employee earlier in the week.
The worker was attempting to deposit the funds at a nearby bank when Wilson allegedly robbed him.
Police combed the area near Towers Shopping Center for hours, but without much luck.
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Talent=Keith
SS=None


Authorities now say there was a mix up in the suspect's description.
Police wouldn't say how much money was stolen... but DID say some of it has been recovered.
Wilson is currently being held at the Roanoke City Jail.

Stocks


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=six
WRITER=tbr
TAPE#=None
GRAPHIC=NONE

The stock market remained virtually unchanged in another quiet day of trading. The Dow was up a point; NASDAQ gained five.
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Pharmacist


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#96-62
GRAPHIC=None


Some drug store customers could be at risk-- because their pharmacist may be overburdened behind the counter.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File; :


That's the concern of some druggists, who met this week with the State Board of Pharmacy.
Pharmacist Allison Lucas says the public doesn't seem to realize just how involved the job is..... as pharmacists deal with doctors, nurses, patients, and insurance companies.
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((ALLISON LUCAS/PHARMACIST: IT'S VERY STRESSFUL, A LOT OF PEOPLE THINK THIS IS JUST A CREAM, YOU HAVE TO JUST SLAP A LABEL ON IT THAT'S ALL THAT NEEDS TO BE DONE. THAT'S THE WRONG APPROACH. WE'RE A PART OF YOUR HEALTH CARE TEAM, WE NEED TO KNOW THINGS. WHEN WE ASK THINGS WE'RE NOT TRYING TO BE NOSY. EVERYTHING IS CONFIDENTIAL, WE ARE JUST TRYING TO IMPROVE YOUR HEALTH CARE. ))
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ANCHOR=Keith
SS=None


The state originally began looking into the druggists concerns because of an increase in prescription errors.
Pharmacists say it would help if prescriptions were written legibly, and if they were allowed to have more clerical assistance.
Currently, only ONE non-pharmacist is permitted behind the counter with every pharmacist.

Red-Cross


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE# 596-33
GRAPHIC=Red Cross


There may be another way you can help the American Red Cross....and get your employer to pay you for it.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Salem; :


All-State Insurance in Salem is the latest company to let its workers participate in the Platelet Pheresis program on company time.
Platelets are the smallest cells in the blood, needed for blood clotting.
They're used by cancer and burn patients, and sometimes those undergoing major surgery.
SUPER=@File; :


The Red Cross is hoping more and more companies will support their workers in donating.
The donation process takes about two hours.
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Sports Tease


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#sports tease
GRAPHIC=NONE


Coming up tonight in sports, the 49ers thrown Rice a pile of money, Emmitt is coming back Monday, the Hillcats rake in the postseason honors, Tiger talks about why he's turning Pro,
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and Steve Mason shows how the Hokies are filling some holes this preseason as they try to live up to their national billing.
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S-Rice


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=ksh
TAPE#FB96-1
GRAPHIC=NINERS


The price of Rice is going up in San Francisco as the ten time pro bowler signs a new deal with the Forty Niners.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=04-NFL; :00


Jerry Rice, regarded as the greatest receiver in NFL history will remain with the Niners until retirement as his signs a seven year extension worth a reported $4 million a year.
The contract runs through the year 2002 and replaces his current deal which would have expired after next year.
Rice holds 10 major career receiving records.
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S-Emmitt


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#FB96-1
GRAPHIC=COWBOYS


The Dallas Cowboys open defense of the their super bowl title this Monday night against the Chicago Bears, and tonight their fans are getting some welcome news.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=04-NFL; :00


Emmitt Smith says his strained knee ligaments feel much better, and that he plans to not only play but start Monday night.
He injured his knee 11 days ago, but he will practice tomorrow saying there's no way he could miss playing on Monday night.
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S-NFL


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#none
SS=dolphins


Elsewhere, the Miami Dolphins signed former UVa tight end Bobby Neely today to the team's five man practice squad.
GRAPHIC=BRONCOS


And former Virginia Tech running back Vaughn Hebron, who was cut on Monday by the Eagles, was resigned today by the Denver Broncos.
Hebron missed all of last year with a torn ligament in his right knee.

S-Tech


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=TF96-1
GRAPHIC=Tech pre season


The Virginia Tech Football team is ranked as high as 11th in some pre season college football polls.
But Steve Mason says before they can live up to the high expectations, the Hokies must first fill some holes.
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SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/Virginia Tech Head Coach; 1:23
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((First on the defensive line; All-American J.C. price, Hank Coleman, Jim Baron, Jeff Holland, and Lawrence Lewis, all have started over the last 2 years, all gone. ((CORNELL BROWN/VA. TECH ALL-AMERICAN:))
Who will help Big East defensive player of the year Cornell Brown and Waverly Jackson up front?
Junior tackle Brad Baylor will replace Price,
and redshirt junior Danny Wheel is at the top of the depth chart to fill the other defensive end spot. Wheel broke a bone in his left hand this week in practice, but should be okay for the Akron game.
Linebacker Tony Morrison will step in for the departed George de Ricco.
On offense, both Brian Still and Jermaine Holmes graduated. Cornelius White is back, but Jim Druckenmiller will need help from newcomers; redshirt junior Shawn Scales and Michael Stuewe will play. ((JIM DRUCKENMILLER/VA. TECH QUARTERBACK:))
Beamer is hardly stressing a 4th straight bowl trip, or a Big East title; however the 9th year Hokie leader does preach doing the things that will get you there. ((FRANK BEAMER/VA. TECH HEAD COACH:))
The Hokies open the season September 7th at Akron. Steve Mason News 7 sports.)) ((
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S-Hillcats


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S6-15
GRAPHIC=HILLCATS


The Carolina League season is winding down and the Lynchburg Hillcats are started to get wound up.
The team is just a game and a half out of first place in the Northern Division with 8 games to go.
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SUPER=03-Salem/May 5, 1996; :00


Today the Cats got some big news when they learned that Jose Guillen, their big time outfielder is the Carolina League's player of the year.
He's hitting 317 with 18 homers this season.
Guillen is on the first team all-Carolina league squad along with two of his teammates. Third baseman Freddie Garcia who has hit 20 homers this season and racked up 83 rbis is on the post season all-star squad,
Along with MIke Asche, the team's outfielder, who leads the team in triples and runs scored this season.
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S-Whitesox


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#s6-16
GRAPHIC=MLB


A couple of games in the big leagues are already over this afternoon.
The Indians beat the Tigers 9-to-3 as Albert belle hit his 43rd homer of the year.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Chicago/Brewers vs, White Sox;

Already a couple of games are in the books in the major leagues this afternoon.
Ray Durham and Ozzie Guillen drove in the only two runs of the day in the second with RBI singles as the Whitesox beat the Brewers 2-to-0.
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S-Tennis


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S6-17
GRAPHIC=US OPEN


Day three of the US Open tennis championships and the upsets not only continue but they continue to grow in magnitude.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-New York, NY/USA; :00


Today ninth seeded Wayne Ferreira was the victim as the tourney's ninth seed was shocked by a fellow South African countryman.
David Nainkin came into the open ranked 215th in the world, but he beats Ferreira 6-4, 6-4, 2-6 and 7-5.
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ANCHOR=Mike
SS=NONE


Lindsey Davenport and Gabriella Sabitini won today and Monica Seles advanced when her second round opponent forfeited.

S-Tiger


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S6-18
GRAPHIC=Golf


Tiger Woods is in Milwaukee tuning up for his first professional tournament; the Greater Milwaukee Open.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Milwaukee, WI; :00


Woods met the media today and says happiness, not million dollar contracts with Nike and Titlelist, is the reason for going pro.
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((TIGER WOODS/3 TIME U.S. AMATEUR CHAMPION:))
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