18:00-01

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Coming up next on News 7 at Six...
A shooting in Pulaski County leave a husband and wife dead in the yard outside their home.
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ANCHOR=Eric
SS=None


And we'll tell you about a project that affects almost everyone who drives in Virginia.



Sports-head


ANCHOR=steve
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=none
GRAPHIC=none


In sports, a complete listing of WDBJ bowl listings headed your way, Mike Stevens will join us once again from Miami with all of the days news about the Virginia Tech Hokies,
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and speaking of Hokies, a former one receives a parting playoff gift for yet another strong season.
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WX-Head
TALENT=Kimberly
SS=None


You might have looked twice at the calendar today-- these temperatures certainly don't feel like December.
The numbers will moderate a little-- but stay pretty warm during the holidays.

Video-Open


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=dal
TAPE#video open
GRAPHIC=NONE
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The Pulaski County Sheriff's Department is investing what they believe to be a murder-suicide.
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ANCHOR=Eric
SS=News 7 at Six


Good Evening.
I'm Eric Earnhart.

Pulaski-Bodies


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=Six
WRITER=Dal
TAPE# 96-89
GRAPHIC=Shooting


The bodies of Betty D. Burgess and her estranged husband Douglas were discovered, last night, in front of their home on Alum Springs Road.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Pulaski Co./Last Night;


Investigators say the couple had been separated for some time but Douglas Burgess was living in the house.
Neighbors say they heard shots ring out sometime around nine last night.
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SOT 12:20:10
IN Q=SO WE WENT

((BARRY LANE: SO WE WENT OUT TO USE THE BATHROOM. ALL AT ONCE WE HEARD TWO SHOTS LIKE A HIGH POWERED RIFLE. LIKE 20 SECONDS LATER ANOTHER SHOT WENT UP.)) ((A.R. WEBB/PULASKI CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT.: RESPONDED TO HEARING GUN SHOTS IN THE AREA. WHEN THEY ARRIVED THEY FOUND TWO BODIES IN THE FRONT YARD, A MALE AND A FEMALE WITH APPARENT GUN SHOT WOUNDS.))
SUPER=07-Barry Lane; :00
SUPER=01-A.R. Webb/Pulaski Co. Sheriff's Dept.; :17
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OUT Q=GUN SHOT WOUNDS
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Webb says both suffered gun shot wounds to the head.
Investigators say Douglas was found clutching a high powered revolver, but there's is evidence that there was another handgun at the scene.
Deputies believe Betty Burgess may have suffered other gunshot wounds from a smaller caliber gun before the fatal wound.
The incident is still under investigation.
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Day-Murder


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=jmo
TAPE# 96-91
GRAPHIC=Shooting


Still no word yet on the identifies of the two men found dead Friday in Southwest Roanoke.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke/Friday;


The badly decomposed bodies of two black men were found in an apartment at 4-29 Day Avenue.
An autopsy conducted yesterday showed that both men had been shot once in the head by a gun of the same type found near one of the bodies.
A maintenance man found the bodies after residents complained of a foul odor in the building.
Police say the men had been dead for about a week.
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C'Burg-Ax


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=jmo
TAPE# 96-92
GRAPHIC=Accident


Traffic was back up for miles in Christiansburg after a four vehicle pileup last night.
One man was partially ejected from a pickup truck.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Christiansburg/Last Night;


It happened a little after 6 o'clock on the westbound lane of Pepper's Fairy Road near the intersection of Stafford.
One vehicle was turning when another one hit two others causing a chain reaction.
A man was taken to Radford Community Hospital, after being thrown into the windshield.
Police have not released his name or condition.
No one else was injured.
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81-Traffic


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=Six
WRITER=Dal
TAPE# 96-94
GRAPHIC=None


The Virginia Department of Transportation is in the process of developing a 20 Billion dollar plan which would make Interstate 81 a safer road to travel.
The project would affect every Virginia mile of I-81.
Denise Allen explains.
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IN Q=Increased traffic
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Friday; :00
SUPER=01-Laura Bullock/VDOT Spokesperson; :08
SUPER=@Denise1; :24
SUPER=01-Floyd Miller/Truck Driver; 1:25
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((Accidents like this overturned tractor trailer point to needed improvements to interstate 81.
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((LAURA BULLOCK/VDOT SPOKESPERSON: THE INTERSTATE IS AT CAPACITY. BASICALLY ALL WE HAVE OPEN IS THE LEFT LANE TO MANEUVER AND THAT JUST IS NOT ENOUGH ROOM FOR ALL THE VEHICLES OUT THERE.))
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OUT Q=vehicles out there

stand up 12:19:50 DENISE ALLEN/NEWS 7 REPORTER: INTERSTATE 81 IS HANDLING MORE TRAFFIC AND HEAVIER VEHICLES THAN IT WAS ORIGINALLY DESIGNED TO DO 30 YEARS AGO.
INITIALLY THIS HIGHWAY WAS DESIGNED TO HANDLE 15-PERCENT TRUCK TRAFFIC. NOW TRUCKS MAKE UP TO 40-PERCENT OF THE TRAFFIC AND AT NUMBER WILL CONTINUE TO GROW.
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((BULLOCK: IT'S ONE OF THE EIGHT MOST TRAVELED ROADS IN THE UNITED STATES. IT CARRIES ABOUT 20-PERCENT OUT OF STATE TRAFFIC SO WE KNOW THERE'S A GREAT DEAL OF INTEREST IN KEEPING IT OPEN AS A MAJOR THOROUGHFARE.))
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OUT Q=AS A MAJOR THOROUGHFARE


V-DOT is developing a master plan.
Officials started by dividing Virginia's 325 mile stretch of 81 into ten sections.
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((BULLOCK: EACH OF THOSE SECTIONS WILL HAVE A CONSULTANT FIRM BROUGHT ON TO HELP US DECIDE SUCH THINGS AS WHERE THE WIDENING SHOULD BE DONE. SHOULD IT BE IN THE MEDIAN OR SHOULD IT BE ON THE OUTSIDE. DO THE INTERCHANGES NEED TO BE RE-CONFIGURED.))
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OUT Q=NEED TO BE RE-CONFIGURED


These studies will take about two years.
They will prioritize which sections should be first on the upgrade list.
Bullock says 81's mountainous terrain make the widening process a challenge.
Truck drivers say when the improvements finally occur it will be a welcome change.
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IN Q=it'll cut down

((FLOYD MILLER/TRUCK DRIVER: IT'LL CUT DOWN THE CONGESTION AND IT WOULD GREATLY IMPROVE THE SAFETY BECAUSE OF THE FACT THAT YOU GET THAT LANE OUT THERE FOR THOSE FOLKS WHO ARE IN A TERRIBLE HURRY.))
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The state wide project will take about 20 years to complete.
Denise Allen News 7.))
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HARD MUSIC UNDER
ANCHOR=Eric
SS=NONE


Still to come on News 7 at 6, the top five business stories of 19-96 are highlighted in the year end Business Review,
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and Virginia Tech fans are making their way to Miami.
They think their chances are good against Nebraska.
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ANCHOR=Kimberly

wx ad lib
Well you didn't have to travel down south to enjoy warm weather-- we had plenty of it right here.
Another day with highs in the 60s-- even reaching the 70s in the star city.
Here's the list of highs and lows.. Roll Lake Level MUSIC UP FULL
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Bowl-Stuff


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=Six
WRITER=Dal
TAPE# 96-95
GRAPHIC=Tech/Nebraska


Charter planes carrying thousands of Virginia Tech fans have been taking flight from the Roanoke Regional Airport this weekend.
Hokie fans are hoping their team will introduce Nebraska to a new breed of bird.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


The Fighting Gobblers are taking on the Cornhuskers in the Orange Bowl Tuesday night.
The New Year's Eve contest is drawing many southwest Virginians to Florida and some are turning the trip into a family reunion.
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SOT 13:33:07
IN Q=MY TWO SONS

((CHICK WISMAN/TECH FAN: MY TWO SONS AND DAUGHTER ARE GRADUATES THERE AND MY OLDER SON IS COMING IN FROM COLORADO TO MEET US DOWN THERE.))
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OUT Q=US DOWN THERE
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But Tech is meeting a formidable foe in Miami.
Nebraska has won back to back national championships.
But these fans say they have divine guidance and no mountain is to high to climb when a good time is the goal.
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IN Q=I'M LIKE SEMONES

((MELBA WISMAN/TECH FAN: I'M LIKE SEMONES. HE SAYS WE CAN DO ALL THINGS THROUGH CHRIST. HE STRENGTHENS US. HE THINKS I'M SILLY. BUT I THINK HE'S ON OUR SIDE AND IF HE'S NOT THAT'S ALL RIGHT AND BESIDES GEORGE WALSH PICKED US TO WIN.)) ((MICKY HATCHER/TECH FAN: WE'LL GO. WE'LL HAVE A GOOD TIME. IT'LL BE A FUN GAME. IT'S A BIG GAME FOR TECH. IF WE WIN IT'S GREAT. IF WE LOSE IT'S FINE. NO WORRIES ABOUT NEBRASKA? NO. WIN OR LOSE THE PAY'S THE SAME.))
SUPER=01-Melba Wisman/Tech Fan; :00
SUPER=01-Micky Hatcher/Tech Fan; :13
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OUT Q=PAY'S THE SAME
ANCHOR=Eric
SS=Full Screen


If you can't make the trip to Miami, you can get front row seats courtesy of Your Hometown Station.
WDBJ-7 will air the Orange Bowl Tuesday night.
You'll want to tune in at 6:30 for Mike Stevens' pre-game show.

UVa


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=jmo
TAPE# none
GRAPHIC=Va Tech


Last week we told you how bowl appearances have upped student's applications to Virginia Tech.
SS=Education


The same seems to be true with the University of Virginia.
University officials say a record number of students applied for -- and were offered -- early admission for the fall semester.
U-V-A admissions officers reviewed two-thousand 325 early-decision applications in recent months.
That's an increase of 36 percent over 19-94.

2-Business-Review


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=lbe
TAPE# BIZ-RE
GRAPHIC=Business Review


1996 had its share of big business stories in our area.
Bidding wars, industrial locations, and plant closings round out the top five economic events.
Len Besthoff brings us part two of the News-7 Business Review Year End Edition.
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SUPER=03-Botetourt Co./Spring 1996; :07
SUPER=03-Lynchburg/May; :18
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./February; :29 Quick!!!
SUPER=03-Martinsville/March; :42
SUPER=03-Henry Co./August; :50
SUPER=03-Philadelphia, PA/November; :57
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Nat Sot biz rev intro/outro
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During a two month stretch this spring Botetourt County sealed the deal on four separate industrial locations.
Employers including York, Dynax, and Meadville Forging will create hundreds of new jobs in the area.
Around the same time, Frito Lay announced plans to put a new plant in Lynchburg that will create 800 positions.
The Hill City beat out competitors from several other states jockeying for the snack food giant.
Earlier in the year Roanoke County landed a big one when R-R Donnelley announced plans to put a book factory in its industrial park.
The company projects it could employ up to 700 people within a few years.
Southside Virginia took two big hits in 1996.
First Sara Lee Knit Products closed its last plant in the area, costing about 400 jobs.
Then Dupont announced plans to close its nylon operation in Henry County, eliminating roughly 550 positions.
The top story of the year involved the bidding war for Philadelphia based Conrail.
Two large employers in our area, Norfolk Southern and C-S-X, are willing to spend billions for it, but so far no one has won this battle.
Len Besthoff, with the News-7 Business Review. Nat Sot biz rev intro/outro
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Soft Music Under
ANCHOR=Eric
SS=none


Still to come on News 7, we'll have an Orange Bowl update.
Mike Stevens we'll join us live from Miami.
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and bad choices with food has left one in four children in the country overweight.
Experts say better choices comes from education.
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Kids-Food


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=6pm Sun
WRITER=cst
TAPE# 597-3
GRAPHIC=None


Recent studies have found that kids are consuming too much fat, sugar and protein.
A South Carolina survey found most kids only eat ONE serving of fruit and vegetables a day.
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SUPER=@File; :


And there are warnings it's up to PARENTS to set a better example.
It may also be helpful for kids to understand just WHY better food choices are so important.
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SOT 13:06:06
IN Q=I think it's

((NANCY MAURELLI/NUTRITION EXPERT: I THINK IT'S IMPORTANT NOT TO GET INTO POWER STRUGGLES WITH KIDS ABOUT FOOD AND LET THEM HAVE A CERTAIN AMOUNT OF AUTONOMY WITHIN CERTAIN PARAMETERS AND ALSO TALKING TO THEM ABOUT THE RATIONALE WHY. YOU MAY HAVE HEARD YOU MUST DRINK THAT GLASS OF MILK OR YOU SHOULD NOT HAVE CANDY BEFORE DINNER BUT WE DIDN'T EVER EXPLAIN, WHY IS THAT IMPORTANT, HOW DID THAT EFFECT ME, WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES THAT MAKE. AND I THINK TREATING CHILDREN AS A LITTLE BIT MORE INTELLIGENT AUTONOMOUS CREATURES WOULD PROBABLY GO A LONG WAY TOWARD HELPING THEM MAKE BETTER CHOICES IN TERMS OF THEIR OWN BEHAVIOUR.))
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OUT Q=their own behaviour.
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More than one in four children under age 12 is overweight--
Aside from the obvious health problems, being out of shape can cause emotional scars.
But, the pendulum swings both ways.
Other studies tell us 50 percent of fourth grade GIRLS are on diets because they think they're too fat.
And in high school 90-percent of the girls are also on diets.
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Gypsy-Moth


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=jmo
TAPE# net; edit 92-52
GRAPHIC=None


Good news on the gypsy moth front.
State officials say not a single acre of Virginia was defoliated by the destructive pests this year.
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SUPER=03-Lynchburg/File Tape;


That follows a record year for destruction last year, when almost a million acres was ravaged.
But the list of localities whose forests are quarantined because of the moths will expand by 16 in January.
As of now, 90 localities are required to notify state agriculture officials when logs are transported.
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ANCHOR=Eric
SS=None


Experts say the moths probably will rebound in the future.

Sports Tease


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE# none/LIVE
GRAPHIC=None


The Iron Curtain falls on the Cinderella Colts, Bruce Smith receives a consolation award.
We are also gonna talk about current Hokies.
Mike Stevens near down town Miami.
(toss to Mike)
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SUPER=@Mike1;
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S-Bowl


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=Starlink (Rolled from Truck)
GRAPHIC=Tech/Nebraska


The Oeange Bowl Media day was the main focus down in sunny Miami today as reporters from all over the country decensed on the Hokies and the Huskers.
Double Boxes=Steve and Mike/Starlink


Mike Stevens joins us once again from the sunshine state with more on the days's hapennings. Mike
Live=Mike Full/Starlink
SUPER=@Mike1;
SUPER=06-Miami, FL;
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(Rollcue: "a chance to loosen up a little bit" )
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IN Q=first audio
SUPER=03-Fort Lauderdale, FL/This Afternoon; :00
SUPER=01-Scott Frost/Nebraska Quarterback; :25
SUPER=01-Ahman Green/Nebraska I-Back; :39
SUPER=03-Miami, FL; :59
SUPER=01-DeAngelo Evans/Nebraska I-Back; 1:13
SUPER=01-Myron Newsome/Virginia Tech Lineback; 1:34
RUNS=1:39
OUT Q=....tuesday night"




Live=Mike Full/Starlink
SUPER=06-Miami, FL;
roll Q=break his silience"
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IN Q=first audio
SUPER=04-Orange Bowl Media Day; :00
SUPER=01-Marcus Parker/Virginia Tech Running Back; :26
RUNS=:38
OUT Q=..it behind me"
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Double Boxes=Steve and Mike/Starlink




S-WDBJ


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=None
GRAPHIC=Tech/Nebraska


The Virginia Tech/Nebraska Orange Bowl game airs right here on your Hometown Station New Years eve at 7. And Mike Stevens and our Miami Vice sports team has a half hour pre game special in store for you at 6:30.
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WIPE TO BOARDS-----1020 SUN BOWL


The Bowl Bonanza continues on your Hometown State. at 2pm on the 31st, WDBJ will air the Sun Bowl 1022-COTTON BOWL
Your Hometown Station will also carry the BYU/Kansas State Cotton Bowl new years day at 1:30
1023---Fiesta Bowl


and the Penn State/Texas Fiesta Bowl at 8pm new years day. All of those games right here on WDBJ.

S-Steelers


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S6-24
GRAPHIC=Steelers


The Pittsburgh Steelers turned in a 29 point second half on their way to a 42-14 domination of the Indianapolis Colts today in the AFC wild card at Three Rivers.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Pittsburgh, PA/NBC; :00


The Colts battled back from a 13-nothing deficit that started with defense. Eugene Daniel..is gonna read Mike Tomczak like book and pick off this pass and return it 59 yards for a touchdown. 13-7 Steel Curtain.
Then, Jim Harbaugh hooks up with Aaron Bailey and it looked like yet another inspirational Colt comeback as they led by one at the half.
...Not today. The Steelers used their bus, Jerome Bettis to score on the
first two drives of the third quarter. SUPER=30-Pittsburgh/42/Indianapolis/14;

This TD, plus the 2 pt conversion put Pittsburgh up 21-14.
Kordell Stewart relieved Mike Tomczak in the 2nd half and scored a pair of TD's, Slash, the bus, and the Steelers will now play New England next Sunday.
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((JEROME BETTIS/SCORED TWO TOUCHDOWNS:))
SUPER=01-Jerome Bettis/Scored 2 Touchdowns; :00
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=...set up the pass"
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S-Junior


ANCHOR=steve
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=VB97-1
GRAPHIC=NBA


A former Boston Celtic was in Charlottesville watching his old team
SS=UVA


beat Radford at University Hall yesterday.
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SUPER=03-Charlottesville/Saturday;


Former Cavalier standout Junior Burrough was back checking out this year's edition of the Hoops 'Hoos as they dismantled the Highlanders.
The 6-9 forward spent a year with the Celtics in the NBA, but was released before this season. Despite the setback, he's finding some greener pastures as a pro in Florence, Italy.
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((JUNIOR BURROUGH/NOW PLAYING OVERSEAS:))
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