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(( HERE'S WHAT'S COMING UP TONIGHT ON NEWS 7 PRIMETIME...
THEY'RE RIVALS IN A BIG RAIL MERGER, BUT THAT'S APPARENTLY NOT STOPPING NORFOLK SOUTHERN AND C-S-X FROM TALKING.
AN UPDATE ON LEGIONNAIRES' DISEASE...ANOTHER CASE HAS BEEN CONFIRMED, BRINGING THE TOTAL IN THIS NEW RIVER VALLEY OUTBREAK TO 16. ))
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ANCHOR=Connie
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TOP STORY GRAPHIC 11004
Our top story this Monday night, November 4th---
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It's Election Eve and the Warner's hope their last rounds around the state today will earn them some last minute votes.
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P-John-Warner


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=jda
TAPE#96-81
GRAPHIC=Primetime


Good Evening.
You're watching News 7 PRIMETIME on WEFC.
I'm Connie Stevens.
SS=Campaign 96


Senator John Warner and Democratic challenger Mark Warner both made list-ditch appeals for votes today.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


The SENATOR touched down in Roanoke in his four- city final day fly- around.
He pitched his record to Roanoke Republicans and talked about record spending by his opponent.
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P-Mark-Warner


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=jda
TAPE#96-81
GRAPHIC=None
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Alexandria;


Meanwhile, Mark Warner appeared at a rally in Alexandria.
He insists the momentum this last week has made this race closer than many people realize.
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VO-NAT


Both candidates wrapped up the day's campaigning with rallies in Richmond.
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ANCHOR=Connie
SS=Campaign 96


Voters will go to the polls tomorrow to choose between the 69-year-old Republican incumbent and the 41-year-old telecommunications tycoon.
Polls open at six A-M and close at seven P-M.

P-Presidential


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE# net
GRAPHIC=None
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VO-NAT


President Clinton and Bob Dole are cramming thousands of miles into their last 24 hours on the campaign trail.
Even with the latest CBS News/New York Times Poll showing the President headed towards a landslide victory tomorrow, he's taking nothing for granted--
While Dole is pushing his fight, and his stamina, to the limit.
Liz Mullen Reports.
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P-Campaign


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=cst
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GRAPHIC=NOne
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IN Q=President Clinton
SUPER=03-Cleveland, OH; :00
SUPER=01-Al Gore/Vice President; :29
SUPER=03-Houston, TX; :52
SUPER=01-Bob Dole/(R) Candidate for President; 1:03
SUPER=01-Liz Mullen/Reporting; 1:27
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President Clinton is making the most of the final hours of what he calls the last campaign of his life. The president is hoping that sweeping through five states in 24 hours will widen the gap between himself and challenger Bob Dole.
A boost to the clinton campaign is the Vice-President.. who has shed his stiff image in favor of evangelist-like fervor.
At a rally in Cleveland, Gore brought the house down. VICE-PRESIDENT AL GORE: TOMORROW NIGHT WHEN THE VOTES ARE COUNTED THE STATE OF OHIO WILL PUT CLINTON-GORE OVER THE TOP. PRESIDENT CLINTON: I DON'T KNOW WHAT THE VICE PRESIDENT HAD FOR BREAKFAST THIS MORNING BUT IF HE HAD TWO MORE BITES HE'D HAVE BLOWN THE ROOF OFF!
The Clinton-Gore powerhouse continues to hammer away at Bob Dole and Speaker Newt gingrich: PRESIDENT CLINTON: A GOOD REASON TO VOTE IS THAT GINGRICH SAYS HE'LL RESIGN IF THE DEMOCRATS TAKE OVER. NOW THAT'S AN INCENTIVE!
And as Clinton makes his way to Little Rock, Bob Dole is battling laryngitis on his own six state sweep. In Houston, Dole reiterated his theme of indignance.. at an administration he says is corrupt. BOB DOLE, R-PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE I MAY NOT KEEP MY VOICE, BUT I WILL KEEP MY WORD. I'M GLAD TO BRING INTEGRITY TO THE WHITE HOUSE BECAUSE WE MISS IT, MISS IT, MISS IT.
Dole pledges to travel around-the-clock in these final hours of what he calls "the road to victory." He'll reach his hometown of russell, kansas, tomorrow morning to cast his vote.
Meanwhile here in Little Rock the excitement is building toward the early morning arrival of the man everyone here thinks is a shoo-in for re-election.
Liz Mullen, CBS News, Little Rock.))

P-Perot


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE# net-
GRAPHIC=Perot, Ross


This election eve, Reform Party Candidate Ross Perot is still hammering on President Clinton.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-San Antonio, TX; :


Perot went after Clinton's ethics today before a college crowd in Texas.
He also had full-page ads in major newspapers, and he bought two hours of T-V time tonight on the major networks.
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p-NS-Conrail


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=lbe
TAPE# 596-28
GRAPHIC=Rail Merger


Railroads attempting to buyout Conrail have engaged in some interesting bidding.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


Norfolk Southern and C-S-X have been talking about their competing attempts to purchase Conrail.
They reportedly discussed letting the deal between Conrail and C-S-X go through, then splitting up Conrail's assets.
A Roanoke stockbroker who follows the rail industry believes that would prevent a messy fight and strengthen N-S.
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((GEORGE BRAMMER/STOCKBROKER-A.G. EDWARDS & SONS: SOME PEOPLE EXPECTED A BIDDING WAR BUT NOW IT LOOKS LIKE THAT CONRAIL WILL GO PERHAPS TO BOTH NORFOLK SOUTHERN AND CSX WITHOUT A HIGHER BID.))
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Last month C-S-X and Conrail announced their merger plans.
N-S followed with a hostile takeover bid.
About 35- hundred people in our area work for N-S.
Several thousand others are retirees or N-S shareholders.
C-S-X has about 230 people working out of its terminal in Clifton Forge.
The two Virginia- based rail lines have been courting Conrail for more than a decade, because of its strong market share in the northeast.
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ANCHOR=Connie
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Fire officials say careless smoking probably killed a Lynchburg man yesterday.
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And an intense investigation is under way surrounding U-S missiles that were fired at Iraqi ground sites.
We'll explain when NEWS-7 Primetime returns.
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P-Iraq


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE# net-
GRAPHIC=Iraq Missle Attack


The Pentagon wants to know more about U-S pilots firing missiles at Iraqi ground sites.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Washington DC; :


Defense Secretary William Perry says twice in recent days, American pilots believed they'd been targeted by radar in Southern Iraq.
SUPER=@File; :


Both times, they fired missiles at Iraqi military sites.
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SOT 15:11:58
IN Q=The F-16

((WILLIAM PERRY/SECRETARY OF DEFENSE: THE F-16 WARNING GEAR ALERTED THAT IT WAS BEING TRACKED BY A SURFACE TO AIR MISSILE SYSTEM. AND THEREFORE APPROPRIATELY, ACCORDING TO OUR RULES OF ENGAGEMENT, THEY LAUNCHED A HARM MISSILE, A RADIATION SEEKING MISSILE TOWARDS THE SOURCE OF THAT RADIATION. ))
SUPER=01-William Perry/Secretary of Defense; :
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ANCHOR=Connie
SS=Missle attack


The first incident was Saturday-- the second was today.
But Perry says there's no evidence Iraqis actually fired on the planes.
He's still trying to determine if faulty equipment is to blame, or if Baghdad is playing cat and mouse games with its radar systems.

P-Yeltsin


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE# net-
GRAPHIC=none


Tomorrow may be the day for Boris Yeltsin's heart bypass surgery in Moscow.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Moscow, Russia; :


That's according to a Russian radio station-- but there's no immediate confirmation.
Earlier, doctors said they're ready to operate on the Russian President within days, but didn't give an exact date.
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P-L'burg-Fire


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-77
GRAPHIC=Fatal Fire


Police say a smoking cigar is likely to blame in the fire that killed a Lynchburg man in his home over the weekend.
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SUPER=03-Lynchburg/Yesterday;


80- year- old Russell T. Iseman (EYE-suh-min) died when his Toledo Avenue home caught fire yesterday morning.
Investigators say Iseman was a heavy smoker, and a stray cigar apparently ignited a chair in his living room.
It's believed Iseman died of smoke inhalation several hours before the fire was reported by neighbors..
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P-Salem-Body


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Salem police have identified the man found dead inside a church last week as 22 year old Christopher Lunsford of Roanoke.
Authorities asked for the public's help after finding no identification on the body.
Investigators still don't know how Lunsford died, but they say there are no signs of foul play.
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Still to come on News 7 PRIMETIME....
Trigon Blue Cross/Blue Shield is threatening to dump Danville Regional Hospital-- claiming rates are too high at the facility.
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And Steve Mason takes us to Charlottesville where the Cavaliers are preparing for a critical Atlantic Coast Conference Game against Clemson.
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p-Pensions


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=spr
TAPE#96-79
GRAPHIC=None


Haven't gotten your pension check this month? You are not alone.
Roanoke Finance Director Jim Grisso say more than 200 checks will be delivered late, and the service has to be improved.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke;


He says retirees are supposed to receive their money on the last day of every month.
But when the end of October rolled around, the checks had yet to be sent out.
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((JIM GRISSO/ROANOKE CITY DIRECTOR OF FINANCE: SOME OF THE CHECKS WERE NOT DELIVERED TO THE POST OFFICE UNTIL THE 31ST WHICH DELAYED DELIVERY TO OUR RETIREES. AND I UNDERSTAND THAT THE CALLS TODAY WENT DOWN SO SOME OF THOSE CHECKS WILL SHOW UP TODAY AND HOPEFULLY BY TOMORROW, ALL OF THE CHECKS WILL BE IN THE HANDS OF THE RETIREES. ))
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All of the city's mail is sorted and processed at Best Mailing Services before it's taken to the post office.
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Representatives at that company had no comment.
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P-Danville-Regional


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE# 596-34
GRAPHIC=Health Care Cost


Danville Regional Medical Center may no longer be serviced by Trigon Blue Cross Blue Shield.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Danville;


The move is apparently a financial one.
Trigon says the hospital's costs are approximately 30- percent higher than those of comparable facilities in the area.
A Danville Regional spokesman says the hospital was under the impression it still had 60- days to work out a new new contract.
Danville Regional says whatever happens patients with Trigon coverage will NOT be turned away.
If the two sides are unable to reach an agreement, Danville Regional will be dropped from Trigon's network January first.
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P-Legionnaires


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE# 596-31
GRAPHIC=Legionnaires


There are now 16 cases of Legionnaires' Disease confirmed from the New River Valley, in the first outbreak Virginia has ever seen.
That number includes another patient added to the list today-- an 80-year-old Pulaski man, now hospitalized.
He was tested BECAUSE of the outbreak.
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VO-NAT


At this point, representatives from the Centers for Disease Control, along with state and local medical officials continue trying to find the common source of the legionella bacteria.
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((DR. JODY HERSHEY/NEW RIVER HEALTH DISTRICT: WHAT WE'RE DOING IS SOME ENVIRONMENTAL TESTING, IDENTIFYING AND TESTING AND COLLECTING SPECIMENS FROM ENVIRONMENTAL SOURCES THAT COULD HAVE INFECTED A LARGE NUMBER OF INDIVIDUALS. AND THEN WE'RE ALSO COLLECTING SPECIMENS HOPEFULLY ISOLATING THE BACTERIA FROM PEOPLE THAT HAVE THE LEGIONELLA PNEUMONIA. WE'RE HOPEFULLY GOING TO BE ABLE TO MATCH BACTERIA THAT CAME FROM LOCAL SOURCES TO THAT BACTERIA THAT CAME FROM PATIENTS WHO HAVE THE PNEUMONIA AND MAKE A MATCH WHICH WILL HELP IMPLICATE A COMMON SOURCE. ))
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ANCHOR=Connie
SS=Legionnaires


The Legionnaires' Disease patients range in age from 42 to 86-- there are 14 men, and 2 women.
A Giles County man died from the disease.
Currently there are three patients hospitalized-- one is in critical condition, the other two are stable.

P-Cancer


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=cst
TAPE# 596-38
GRAPHIC=None


Advanced cases of breast cancer may be relieved with a new drug mix.
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VO-NAT


A European pharmaceutical company says a combination of "taxotere" and "Doxo-rubicin" improved the symptoms or reduced the tumor size of 88-percent of the patients tested.
Researchers say it's still too early to tell if the treatment will boost survival rates.
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cool-video


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=amo
TAPE#cool video
GRAPHIC=News-7 primetime


It's that time now....for a peek at some of the more entertaining video of the day.
How about an auction in Los Angeles this weekend, fit for a king?
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VO-NAT
SUPER=75-Los Angeles, CA; :


The King of Rock and Roll, that is.
More than 300 items from the Elvis Presley Museum were auctioned off-- in what is said to be the FINAL offering from the collection.
Highlights included the "Tree of Life" pendant worn by Presley, the "Starburst Planet" stage suit, and also furniture from his estate.
Some four million dollars worth of Presley material has been auctioned off in the past two years-- including some of "the king's things" that were owned by Priscilla Presley.
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SP-Polls


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=10PM
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#BB97-1
GRAPHIC=PRIMETIME BIG SCREEN


Tonight on PrimeTime sports here on WEFC, Derek Jeter is named rookie of the year, the halos have a new skipper, the STagg Bowl folks were in town today, and Steve Mason was in Charlottesville checking in with the Cavaliers.
But first tonight.
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SUPER=03-Riner/Glenvar vs. Floyd Co.; :00


For the third time this season defending regular season Three Rivers champ Floyd County went to the mat against Dennis Layman and his Glenvar Highlanders in a special playoff game to crown this year's regular season champ.
And after splitting games during the season, this one was no contest as Floyd's Sonya Hylton dishes to Julie Sowers who drains 3 of her game high 28
SUPER=33-Floyd Co./88/Glenvar/55/Buffs Win Title;

points and Floyd rocks Glenvar 88-to-55.
The rest of your PrimeTime sports on WEFC is coming up.
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SP-Jeter


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#s6-20
GRAPHIC=YANKEES


The postseason party continues for the New York Yankees and their fans.
Today the first of the postseason awards was presented to the team
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SUPER=03-New York, NY; :00

as shortstop Derek Jeter was named the American League rookie of the year by the Associated Press.
He hit 314 with 10 homer and 78 rbis, and he was a unanimous choice.
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((DEREK JETER/A.L. ROOKIE OF THE YEAR:))
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SP-Collins


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S6-19
GRAPHIC=ANGELS LOGO


No award, but a new manager for the California Angels today as they named Terry Collins as their new skipper.
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SUPER=03-Anaheim, CA; :00


Collins was fired by the Houston Astros last month despite leading that team to three straight second place finishes.
Collins says he believes he is inheriting a team that win the West immediately.
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SP-UVa


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#ST5-23
GRAPHIC=uva fb


16th ranked Virginia has three games left on its regular season schedule beginning this Saturday against red hot Clemson.
Steve Mason has a more on the Cavs latest win and how they plan to cage the Tigers this weekend.
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SUPER=03-Durham, NC/Last Saturday; :00
SUPER=01-George Welsh/UVa Head Coach; :34
SUPER=@steve1; :45
SUPER=01-Tim Sherman/UVa Quarterback; :59
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SP-Stagg


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#FB96-3
GRAPHIC=STAGG BOWL


In just over Salem Stadium will be rocking with Stagg Bowl 1996.
About 15 hundred tickets for the December 14th D-3 title game have been sold so far.
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SUPER=03-Salem; :00

This afternoon NCAA Division Three Football Chairman Steve Bamford was in the valley checking out the site.
This is the fourth straight year Salem is playing host the game and if all goes well it will stay for many years to come.
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((STEVE BAMFORD/NCAA DIVISION III FOOTBALL CHAIRMAN:))
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This year's game kicks off at two, and Salem officials are adding new lights to the stadium to more than triple the existing lighting.
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ANCHOR=Mike
SS=HOLD STAGG


Tickets are $8 for adults, $5 for students, and there is a special $3.50 a ticket group rate for scouts and rec teams.

preview-boards


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=amo
TAPE#bds
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Here's what we're working on in the newsroom for NEWS-7 at 11.
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SUPER=76-Last Minute Sparring!


Last minute sparring over campaign literature sent out by Bob Goodlatte.
Sixth district challenger Jeff Grey says the Republican is spreading lies.
SUPER=77-Roanoke Postal Stalker Indicted


A letter carrier in Roanoke is accused of stalking.
He was indicted today.
SUPER=78-Michael Jackson..A Daddy?


And it's confirmed...Michael Jackson is going to be a daddy.
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P-Home-Page


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NEWSCAST=10pm
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One final note-- WDBJ will provide continuous Election Night coverage tomorrow beginning at 7 p-m. Take Election Results Board Fullscreen
And you can find all the race results on the W-D-B-J home page.
The address is on your television screen--W-D-B-J-7 dot com.
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And make sure you join us right here tomorrow night at 10 for a complete Thanks for watching, and have a good night. wrap-up of all the latest returns-- right here on WEFC.