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ANCHOR=Len
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=lbe
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It's down to the wire for the two candidates vying for Virgil Goode's state Senate seat...
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And it's the kind of contract some executives can only dream of.
American of Martinsville has signed a deal which has it providing furniture to one of the nation's largest hotel chains.
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Sports-Head


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#Headline
GRAPHIC=NONE


In sports, Tim O'Brien is the new head coach at Boston College The Eagles beat the Jets.
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And the Blue Devils of Duke took on fourth ranked Villanova in Philadelphia this afternoon.
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WX-Head
TALENT=Kimberly
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This is the kind of weather you want for the weekend-- mostly sunny skies and above- normal temperatures.
More clear and breezy conditions in the forecast.
ANCHOR=Len


News 7 is next.

Election


ANCHOR=Len
NEWSCAST=Six
WRITER=Dal
TAPE# 96-100
GRAPHIC=Election 96


A hotly contested special election in our area has drawn the attention of people across the Commonwealth.
At stake; control of the state Senate.
On Tuesday, voters will decide who will fill Virgil Goode's vacant seat.
If voters pick Roscoe Reynolds, the chamber will have an equal number of Democrats and Republicans, with Democratic Lieutenant Governor Don Beyer holding the tie- breaking vote.
If voters choose Allen Dudley, the Senate will have a Republican majority for the first time in the Commonwealth's history.
Denise Allen reports on the candidates' last minute efforts to get an edge in what many call a tight race.
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((Both candidates hit the ground running this weekend.
Governor George Allen's presence demonstrated just how important this race is to the balance of power in the state senate.
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((ALLEN DUDLEY/R-STATE SENATE CANDIDATE: I THINKS IT'S SIGNIFICANT THAT THE GOVERNOR MADE THE TRIP TO CAMPAIGN WITH ME. ESPECIALLY SINCE MY OPPONENT IS TRYING TO PRESENT HIMSELF AS BEING ENDORSED BY THE GOVERNOR. THAT'S ANOTHER FLAT OUR DISTORTION OF THE TRUTH.))
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((ROSCOE REYNOLDS/D- STATE SENATE CANDIDATE: THERE'S NEVER BEEN ANY ATTEMPT TO INDICATE THE GOVERNOR IS SUPPORTING ME, BUT ON THE OTHER HAND WHEN THE GOVERNOR NEEDED HELP ON JUVENILE JUSTICE REFORM HE ASKED FOR MY HELP. I'M A DEMOCRAT BUT I HELPED HIM.))
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To areas like Martinsville, which are experiencing the loss of jobs due to corporate downsizing, economic development is a pressing issue.
Reynolds says his record shows he's strong on job growth.
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((REYNOLDS: I'VE BEEN A SUPPORTER OF THE GOVERNOR'S OPPORTUNITY FUND FROM THE VERY BEGINNING. TWO YEARS AGO WE INCREASED THAT FUND TO 18 MILLION DOLLARS. MY OPPONENT VOTED AGAINST THAT BUDGET THAT YEAR. SO HE VOTED AGAINST THAT MONEY.))
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((DUDLEY: PEOPLE IN THIS DISTRICT WANT THE OPPORTUNITY FOR JOBS, THE OPPORTUNITY FOR BETTER JOBS. THAT'S VERY VITAL AND IT'S SOMETHING I HAVE BACKGROUND IN, I HAVE EXPERIENCE IN.))
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But in the end it's the voters who will have the last word.
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IN Q=THE MAJOR DIFFERENCE

((DUDLEY: THE MAJOR DIFFERENCE IS GOING TO BE THE PERCEPTION THAT THE PEOPLE IN THE 20TH SENATORIAL DISTRICT TAKE AS TO WHO THEY THINK WILL BE THE BEST LEADER IN THE AREA.))
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IN Q=I AM CONVINCED

((REYNOLDS: I AM CONVINCED FROM WHAT I HAVE BEEN HEARING THAT THE PEOPLE ALL OVER THE DISTRICT DON'T APPRECIATE THE NEGATIVE ADVERTISING FROM THE REPUBLICAN SIDE THIS YEAR.))
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The 20th senatorial district includes Floyd, Franklin, Henry and Patrick Counties.
Both candidates urge their supporters to spread the word about Tuesday's special election.
Denise Allen News 7.))
ANCHOR=Len
SS=Reynolds, Roscoe


And good news for Democrat Roscoe Reynolds....The state senate candidate received the endorsement of the Virginia Professional Fire Fighters Association.
The association says Reynolds has a history of supporting fire fighters and public safety issues.

O'Dell


ANCHOR=Len
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=jmo
TAPE# none
GRAPHIC=Pope John Paul


Pope John Paul's mercy request for a Virginia death row inmate has been sent on to President Clinton.
The Vatican says the pope had sent a message to the papal representative in Washington, asking him to intercede on behalf of Joseph O'Dell.
O'Dell is scheduled to die by electrocution on Wednesday.
Papal spokesman Joaquin Navarro-Valls says the request was also passed on to Governor George Allen.
O'Dell was convicted of raping and murdering a woman in 1985.
Since his arrest, O'Dell has maintained his innocence.

Osborne


ANCHOR=Len
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=jmo
TAPE# 96-99
GRAPHIC=Murder Investigation


An innocent plea for a drifter accused in a multi-state crime spree that left women dead in Tennessee and Virginia.
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SUPER=03-Blountville, TN;


28-year old Bradley D. Osborne entered the plea yesterday.
He'll be tried on charges in Tennessee first before coming to Virginia.
The public defender there says he needs time to prepare a possible defense of alcohol use and mental instability.
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((STEVE WALLACE/PUBLIC DEFENDER: I DO UNDERSTAND THERE'S SOME HISTORY OF BEING SEEN A PSYCHIATRIST IN THE PAST.))
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The 300-mile crime spree began in Washington County October ninth when Osbourne allegedly killed his 22-year old girlfriend.
The carnival worker is also accused of shooting and wounding a former girlfriend there.
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Authorities say he then crossed into Tennessee and attacked three more women and killed a church secretary.
SUPER=03-Lakeland City, TN/October 26; Quick!!!


The crime spree ended near Memphis in a shootout with the F-B-I.
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81-Ax


ANCHOR=Len
NEWSCAST=Six
WRITER=Dal
TAPE# 96-97
GRAPHIC=Fatal Accident


A three- year- old girl died in a car accident last night in Henry County.
State Police say Georgina Burgart of Patrick Springs was thrown from a Ford Fiesta that overturned at the intersection of routes 687 and 626 around eleven- thirty.
Officers are still investigating, no other information is available.
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A man was thrown from his car and lodged in a tree in an accident on the 5-81 entrance ramp in Roanoke County.
Police say 41-year-old Ricky Eugene Thompson of Cloverdale lost control of his car around 10 this morning.
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The accident occurred as Thompson exited interstate 81 onto 5-81.
Police say he ran on to the right shoulder and over-corrected, then hit a guardrail.
The '83 Impala flipped several times and Thompson was thrown from the car into this tree.
Thompson is in stable condition with a broken neck.
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HARD MUSIC UNDER
ANCHOR=Len
SS=NONE


Still to come on News 7 at 6--
Virginia's banking laws have opened the door for 45 new jobs in the Roanoke Valley,
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And,
The door is wide open if you're in the market for a high tech computer game.
But first, let's check in with Kimberly in the Weathercenter.
Kimberly?
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ANCHOR=Kimberly

wx ad lib
Well, if you were in the market for some Christmas shopping today, you probably enjoyed the pleasant weather.
It was breezy though, with winds anywhere from 10 to 15 miles an hour.
The mild weather will continue tomorrow-- meanwhile, let's check out today's highs and lows.... Roll Lake Level MUSIC UP FULL
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American


ANCHOR=Len
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=lbe
TAPE# 96-95
GRAPHIC=Business News


A Southside furniture company has won a large contract with one of the country's leading hotel chains.
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American of Martinsville has signed an agreement to supply all of the wood furniture for Marriott International.
The president of American says this represents a major endorsement of the company as the top high quality- low cost producer in its industry.
The Marriott name graces more than 11- hundred properties with nearly 222- thousand rooms.
Earlier this year Marriot announced plans to add approximately 120- thousand more rooms.
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New-Business


ANCHOR=Len
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=jmo
TAPE#96-93
GRAPHIC=First Citizens Bank


Just a few months ago, First Union Bank cut some jobs from its Downtown Roanoke Mortgage center,
but now another bank is adding positions in the Valley.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke/Yesterday;


Yesterday, First Citizens Bank announced plans to move its credit card division to Roanoke next year.
The move will create 45 jobs.
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IN Q=Virginia banking law

((JOHN FRANCIS/FIRST CITIZENS BANK VICE PRES.: VIRGINIA BANKING LAW EMBRACES A MORE FREE MARKET APPROACH TO REGULATION OF CREDIT CARD OPERATIONS, WHICH IN TURN ALLOWS MORE FLEXIBILITY IN RATES AND FEES. UNDER VIRGINIA LAWS, WE WILL BE ABLE TO OFFER A BROADER RANGE OF CREDIT CARD PRODUCTS.))
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The center will be located in Roanoke's Valley Court on Thirlane Road.
Over the past five years, the bank's credit card operations have nearly tripled in size.
The move follows two years of expansion in the state.
First Citizens first began banking operations in Virginia early last year.
It now has 19 branches and a new regional headquarters in the state.
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ON-RECORD


ANCHOR=Len
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=PEV
TAPE# 96-
GRAPHIC=ON RECORD


Cable rates are rising again, and those little satellite dishes continue to drop in price, but what are the real advantages and disadvantages?
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Despite the myriad of channels available on either cable or direct satellite, each comes with its own set of pluses and minuses:
Can you receive local news stations, is there an extra charge, and what about the up-front charges?
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((Matt Whitcomb/ACS Home Entertainment:WE'RE ACCUSTOMED TO DESIGNING SYSTEMS BOTH SMALL AND LARGE THAT WILL BRING IN THE LOCAL CHANNELS, ALL OF THEM THAT ARE IN THIS PARTICULAR MARKET. AND THERE IS A PROVISION ON THE SATELLITE EQUIPMENT TO ACTUALLY SWITCH TO AND FROM THAT LOCAL SIGNAL. Sharron Davies/Cox Communications: LOCALISM NOT ONLY WITH YOUR LOCAL NETWORKS THAT YOU CAN RECEIVE, AND THE PICTURE IS VERY CLEAR, YOU DON'T HAVE TO ADJUST AND TWEAK-- IT'S A CLEAR SIGNAL, AND ALSO WITH OUR FIBER OPTIC NETWORK, AND OUR FIBER LINES FROM DIFFERENT BROADCASTERS, EVEN IF THERE'S A PROBLEM WITH LINE OF SIGHT TRANSMISSION YOU WILL STILL GET THAT CHANNEL. ))
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ANCHOR=LEN
SS=On Record


For more on the issues surrounding cable and satellite television services, tune into On Record with Patrick Evans tomorrow morning at eleven.

Computer-Games


ANCHOR=Len
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=lbe
TAPE# 96-102
GRAPHIC=Christmas


Retail experts estimate that in the upcoming holiday season consumers will purchase more than a BILLION- dollars worth of home computer games.
We spoke with someone who can help you sort through some of the selections.
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(( There are THOUSANDS, perhaps hundreds of thousands of computer games out there that you can buy this holiday season, which makes it that much harder to find just the right one for the cyber guy or gal on your shopping list.
But we have someone who can help, Johnny Wilson, the editor and chief of Computer and Gaming World magazine.
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((JOHNNY WILSON/COMPUTER AND GAMING WORLD: THE FIRST THING IS TO FIND OUT WHAT KIND OF COMPUTER SYSTEM THAT THE PERSON YOU'RE BUYING FOR HAS AND THE SECOND THING IS TO MATCH THE GAME TO THE PERSON'S INTEREST.))
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And if you're still wondering about which games to get, Wilson has a few can't miss prospects with some of the best action, sound, and three-d video.
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IN Q=For those

((WILSON: FOR THOSE PEOPLE WHO LIKE FANTASY, ONE OF THE GREAT TOYS IS GOING TO BE DAGGER FALL, WHICH PUTS YOU IN A MEDIEVAL WORLD, HAS 3D MONSTERS AND VILLAINS COMING AT YOU, AND YOU HACK AND SLASH AT THEM WITH SWORDS AND HALVERS. ANOTHER BIG GAME IS GOING TO BE STAR TREK STAR FLEET ACADEMY. THAT PUTS YOU ON THE BRIDGE OF A SHIP LIKE THE ENTERPRISE.))
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Wilson says if you are wondering about cost, you are looking at about 40 to 50 dollars apiece per game.

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Soft Music Under
ANCHOR=Len
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Coming up next,
One Roanoke family didn't just "deck the halls" -- they decked the backyard too.
We'll visit an elaborate Christmas display when we return.
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And,
100 athletes were on display this morning.
They were up at the crack of dawn, running for a good cause.
stick around.
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Snow-Village


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=bmy
TAPE#96-92
GRAPHIC=Christmas


Christmas begins in October in one Roanoke home.
It takes about two months to set up the Christmas Snow Village that will light up the holiday season.
Beth Myer visited the final display.
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(( Iris Sartini is finally putting the finishing touches on the Snow Village collection she started assembling in October.
It's a family holiday project that has grown over the years.
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((IRIS SARTINI/COLLECTOR: IT WAS AROUND 1987 I SAW THE HOUSE AND WANTED IT, THEN SAW THE PRICE AND SAID NO! BUT MY HUSBAND WENT BEHIND MY BACK AND BOUGHT IT. ))
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A least 95 lighted houses now make up this snow village and there are too many assessories to count!
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((IRIS SARTINI: THIS WAS TWO ROOMS, MY NEPHEW KNOCKED OUT A WALL TO MAKE I ONE LARGE ROOM. NOW IF I GET ANY MORE I'LL HAVE TO KNOCK OUT ANOTHER WALL TOWARDS THE BACK.))
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((RICK CRAIG/NEPHEW: WE SPENT, MY FATHER AND I, TWO GOOD DAYS BUILDING THE FRAME, PUTTING THE PLYWOOD ON. THE WE DRILLED LOTS OF HOLES AND IT'S WIRED UNDERNEATH. SO YOU CAN FLIP TWO SWITCHES AND IT ALL COMES ON. ))
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Every piece has special meaning to the family and after two months of arranging and rearranging this holiday village, they'll keep it up through January.
Beth Myer, News 7.))

Jingle-Run


ANCHOR=Len
NEWSCAST=Six
WRITER=Dal
TAPE# 96-98
GRAPHIC=None


Those weren't sleigh bells Roanoke residents heard this morning.
That ringing came from the hundreds of runners making strides for the Arthritis Foundation.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Don't let the holiday costumes fool you-- this is serious business.
100 runners and walkers set out to raise money for arthritis research.
Area companies and civic groups participated in the Team Challenge part of the run.
Roanoke's run is just one of 150 Jingle Bell Runs taking place all over the country.
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Sports Tease


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#Tease
GRAPHIC=NONE


And coming up, the Eagles come from behind to beat the Jets Virginia Tech loses to Georgia at home.
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And a beautiful day for the Stagg bowl at Salem Stadium Mike Stevens will have a report.
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S-Stagg


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#FFE-16
GRAPHIC=Stagg Bowl


The 1996 Stagg Bowl was not only a blast with good Weather but also an exciting game.
Mike Stevens has more on Mount Union's 56 to 24 come back win in the Division three championship game.
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S-O'Brien


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S6-23
GRAPHIC=Big east


The University of Virginia is losing its Offensive coordinator Tom O'Brien to the Big East.
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SUPER=03-Charlottesville; :


O'Brien has been named the new head coach at Boston College he was introduced at a press conference this morning.
O'Brien is in his sixth season as offensive coordinator at Virginia. He's been with Head Coach George Welsh for the past 21 years first at Navy and at Virginia.
U-V-A has finished among the top three teams in the A-C-C in scoring offense the last seven season. O'Brien will succeed Dan Henning as the Eagles head coach.
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S-Eagles


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#FB96-3
GRAPHIC=Eagles/Jets


Ty Detmer threw two touchdown passes in the second half to lead the Philadelphia Eagles to a 21 to 20 win over the New York Jets.
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SUPER=03-East Rutherford, NJ/FOX SPORTS; :


The Jets came out with upset on their minds. And in the first quarter Glenn Foley works the flea flicker and hooks up with Keyshawn Johnson on the 46 yard touchdown pass to make it 7 to nothing.
Philadelphia came back. Detmer going to the air and hitting Irving Fryar on this 40 yard touchdown pass play to make it 10 to 7 Jets at the half.
The Jets took a 10 point lead with four minutes left in the third. Aaron Glenn intercepts this Detmer pass and returns it 13 yards for the score to make it 17 to 7 Jets.
But Detmer's two touchdown passes in SUPER=30-Philadelphia/21/N.Y.

Jets/20/;the fourth quarter this 14 yarder to Fryar gave the Eagles a 21 to 20 win keeping their playoff hopes alive.
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S-Tech


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=Tech Hoops


Virginia Tech dropped one at the Cassell this afternoon losing to Georgia 60 to 57.
The Hokies trailed 22 to 19 at the half. Ace Custis led the hokies with 22 points Tech is now 4 and 3 on the season and its the Hokies first loss in four games at home.
The Hokies travel to West virginia next Sunday to take on the Mountaineers.
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S-Duke


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#BB97-1
GRAPHIC=College Basketball


The Duke Blue Devils hit the road this afternoon to take on fourth ranked Villanova at the CoreStates Center in Philadelphia.
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SUPER=03-Philadelphia, PA/Duke vs Villanova; :


The Wildcats went inside early to tie the game at two when Jason Lawson gets the offensive rebound and scores.
But Duke was hot from the outside the next trip down the floor Trajan Langdon nails the three pointer giving the Blue Devils the 11 to 10 lead.
Duke began a run this time the ball goes inside to Greg Newton in the paint for the jumper and a seven point lead.
Villanova hit a cold spell have through the first half but this basket cut the blue Devil lead to five.
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