06:00-01

E-Vietnam-Monument

ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=Dal
TAPE# 97-12
GRAPHIC=None


Thirty-one years after her son died in Vietnam one mother has finally accomplished her dream of erecting a memorial.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Stuart;


Gloria James has been working on this project since her son John James died in combat in April of 19-66.
Six other Patrick County men also died during the war.
All are remembered on the monument.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT Tape 1 14:51:53
IN Q=I WANTED THE

((GLORIA JAMES/JOHN'S MOM: I WANTED THE BOYS TO GET WHAT THEY DESERVED. THOSE BOYS DIED FOR THEIR COUNTRY JUST AS THE ONES ON THIS FIRST MONUMENT AND I THINK THEY DESERVED JUST AS MUCH RECOGNITION AS THEY DID.))
SUPER=01-Gloria James/John's Mom;
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=AS THEY DID
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VO-NAT


Kermit Ingram encouraged his brother to join the service.
The last time he saw Israel was in the fall of '67.
Israel died five months later.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT tape 2 15:03:23
IN Q=WE HAD A PARTY

((KERMIT INGRAM/ISRAEL'S BROTHER: WE HAD A PARTY. WE HAD A GOOD TIME. HE HUGGED US AND HE SAID I'LL SEE YOU GUYS IN A COUPLE OF YEARS.))
SUPER=01-Kermit Ingram/Israel's Brother;
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=COUPLE OF YEARS
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VO-NAT


Frederick Bullington, Bobby Corns, Roger Bowman, Larry Talley and Bernard Sowder are also remembered on the monument.
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E-McNamara


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE# 97-14
GRAPHIC=None


As the debate over national budget cutbacks continues on, a leading diplomat says it would be a "grave mistake," to sacrifice international diplomacy for short- term savings in the federal budget.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Helsinki, Finland/Friday;


On Friday, the Helsinki Summit between President Clinton and Russian President Boris Yeltsin produced a breakthrough on arms control, and promising dialogue on the expansion of NATO.
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


And in Roanoke, Assistant Secretary of State Thomas McNamara said the country must resist the temptation to cut foreign affairs funding.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 13:55:39
IN Q=So we may save a few pennies

((THOMAS MCNAMARA/ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF STATE: SO WE MAY SAVE A FEW PENNIES, BUT IN THE LONG RUN WE'RE GOING TO PAY DEARLY IN THE FUTURE IF WE DON'T PUT ENOUGH RESOURCES INTO DIPLOMACY, INTO FOREIGN AFFAIRS. BECAUSE THE FIRST LINE OF DEFENSE IS IN FACT THE DIPLOMACY THAT GOES ON EVERY DAY WITHOUT MUCH ACTIVITY BEING NOTICED BY THE PUBLIC.))
SUPER=01-Thomas McNamara/Assistant Secretary of State;
RUNS=:17
OUT Q=noticed by the public.
ANCHOR=Kimberly
SS=None


While most diplomacy does not generate the headlines of the Helsinki Summit, McNamara says the Foreign Service is essential to strengthening U.S. commerce, and protecting American interests abroad.
McNamara was in western Virginia for an appearance at V-M-I.

GORE


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=MORNIN
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=gore, al


Vice President Al Gore continues his Asian trip, heading from Japan to China.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Tokyo, Japan;


In Tokyo, earlier today he re- affirmed the U-S commitment to the security and stability in the Asian- Pacific region.
Gore is now in Beijing where he'll discuss human rights issues with Chinese government officials.
Gore is the highest ranking U-S
official to visit China in eight years. (----------------)


E-FLOYD-MENTOR


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=DAL
TAPE# 97-11
GRAPHIC=Education


In Floyd County, students are learning that physics is not as dull as they might have thought.
Virginia Tech Physics majors are helping Floyd County High School students apply the science to their everyday lives.
Denise Allen explains.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=we can help
SUPER=03-Floyd; :08
SUPER=01-Peter Macedo/Lead Mentor; :28
SUPER=01-Karen Pursifull/High School Student; :42
SUPER=01-Tim Callahan/Floyd Co. Physics Teacher; :54
SUPER=@Denise2; 1:04
RUNS=1:40
OUT Q=News 7
(((/////SOT/////)
SOT 10:43:13
IN Q=WE CAN HELP

((WE CAN HELP YOU BUILD YOUR OWN COMPUTER THAT YOU CAN KEEP AT HOME DURING THIS PROJECT.))
RUNS=:07
OUT Q=DURING THIS PROJECT


Several times a week Virginia Tech Physics majors travel to Floyd County to guide these high school students through the study of physics.
But the Tech mentors are available throughout the week via computer.
This new lab allows Floyd County students to e-mail their mentors and others anywhere in the country.
A tele-conference during class time is also in the plans.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 11:24:43
IN Q=They find that

((PETER MACEDO/LEAD MENTOR: THEY FIND THAT INSTEAD OF EVERYTHING COMING FROM A BOOK OR COMING FROM A TEACHER STANDING IN FRONT OF THEM THAT THERE'S OTHER WAYS TO LEARN AND THERE'S OTHER WAYS TO COMMUNICATE WITH PEOPLE 45 MINUTES AWAY JUST BY TYPING ON A COMPUTER.))
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=TYPING ON A COMPUTER
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 11:41:21
IN Q=IT HELPS US

((KAREN PURSIFULL/FLOYD CO. HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT: IT HELPS US TO LET THE CLASS GO BY WHEN YOU HAVE TO LOOK AT THE BOARD ALL THE TIME IT GETS A LITTLE BORING. BUT WORKING AT THE COMPUTER IS A WHOLE NEW OUT LOOK. IT'S A LOT OF FUN.))
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=A LOT OF FUN
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 11:35:54
IN Q=THEY GET TO

((TIM CALLAHAN/FCHS PHYSICS TEACHER: THEY GET TO SEE THE EQUATIONS AND THINGS PUT INTO PRACTICE FROM THE POINT OF VIEW OF PEOPLE WHO HAVE BEEN THROUGH THE CLASS AND ARE ACTUALLY USING IT IN OTHER COURSES.))
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=IN OTHER COURSES


Callahan and the Tech mentors say the class is a success because they show the students how physics applies to everyday life.
If a student wants to know how something works, that something becomes the topic of a class project.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 11:40:37
IN Q=WE PLAN ON

((WE PLAN ON WORKING WITH A HOT-AIR BALLOON. WE'RE GOING TO TRY AND FIGURE OUT THE PHYSICS PART OF IT. HOW IT FLIES AND HOW HIGH IT CAN GO WITH THE HEAT.))
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=WITH THE HEAT


The new approach to this science has helped the Floyd County High School Physics Department grow from one class a year to three.
Interest has increased so much that next year, for the first time, the school is offering a second level physics class.
Educators say any time you can get a student to say class is fun, you're doing something right.
Denise Allen News 7.))

E-Postal-Phones


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE# 97-13
GRAPHIC=None


Postal workers in Danville now have a new way to serve their neighborhood as they deliver the mail.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Danville;


Cellular One is donating hand- held cellular phones to the U.S. Postal Service.
The gift will allow carriers to summon help if they spot a fire or another emergency, or if they fear a resident needs assistance.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=Danville is one of the market areas...

((JOYCE WALTHALL/CELLULAR ONE: DANVILLE IS ONE OF THE MARKET AREAS THAT IS SERVED BY CELLULAR ONE AND WE'RE GOING TO ROLL THIS OUT TO EVERY SINGLE ONE OF OUR AREAS.)) ((TOM GIFFIN/DANVILLE POSTMASTER: I THINK JUST A LITTLE MORE BASIC COMMUNITY SECURITY IS THE WHOLE CENTER OF THE PROGRAM. I THINK BY WORKING WITH THE POLICE DEPARTMENT AND WORKING WITH THE COMMUNITY WE CAN JUST MAKE IT A LITTLE BIT SAFER FOR ALL OF THE PEOPLE IN DANVILLE.))
SUPER=01-Joyce Walthall/Cellular One Store Manager;
SUPER=01-Tom Giffin/Danville Postmaster;
RUNS=:23
OUT Q=all of the people in Danville.
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=None


Cellular One is donating fifteen phones and air time.
The cell phones are programmed to call 9-1-1, a non- emergency police number, or the postal service.

Common-Sense


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Mornin'
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#Common Sense
GRAPHIC=Common Sense


In this week's edition of Common Sense, Len Besthoff looks into what to do if a mountain of debt will prevent you from paying the I-R-S in full by April 15th.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=In this
SUPER=@Len1; :00
SUPER=01-Bill Williams/H&R Block; :08
RUNS=:38
OUT Q=the newsdesk.

((
(/////SOT/////)
SOT TAPE ONE 06:27:50
IN Q=In this

((In this week's edition of Common Sense, Bill Williams of H&R Blocks talks about what happens if you owe money but you just can't pay it on time. ))
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=on time.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT TAPE ONE 06:05:30
IN Q=If you

((BILL WILLIAMS/H&R BLOCK: IF YOU GET DOWN TO APRIL 15TH AND YOU OWE SOME ADDITIONAL TAX AND YOU JUST CAN'T PAY, BE SURE YOU FILE THE RETURN. OTHERWISE YOU MAY BE SUBJECT TO A 25- PERCENT DELINQUENCY PENALTY. SO FILE YOUR RETURN, PAY WHAT YOU CAN, AND ATTACH TO YOUR RETURN AN INSTALLMENT AGREEMENT FORM THAT'S AVAILABLE, AND AGREE TO PAY IN INSTALLMENTS, OVER A MONTHLY PERIOD NOT TO EXCEED 18 MONTHS, THIS WAY YOU AVOID VERY LARGE PENALTIES.))
RUNS=:25
OUT Q=very large penalties.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT TAPE TWO 06:30:21
IN Q=I'm Len Besthoff

((I'm Len Besthoff with this week's edition of Common Sense, let's send it back to the newsdesk.))
RUNS=:04
OUT Q=newsdesk.))



E-Feedback-3/23


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=jmc
TAPE# Feedback
GRAPHIC=Feedback


In our viewer mail this week, some comments on a fatal accident and the Conrail merger.
Here's assignment editor Joe McKean, with News-7's Feedback.
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SOT
IN Q=
RUNS=1:26
OUT Q=News 7.

(( The followup story on an accident that killed a Roanoke County educator, and a couple from Bedford County, prompted one viewer to write:
"I want you to know that they were the kindest couple anybody would love to know. They would do anything in their power to help you. When you mentioned all about James Johnson and what he had achieved throughout his life and didn't care to mention anything about Mr. and Mrs. Goad that made me a little upset. They might not have been rich in their pocketbooks but they were rich in heart. They were loved by many and will be missed by a lot."
Business reporter Len Besthoff's coverage of the CSX-Norfolk Southern-Conrail merger came in for some praise from an NS employee in Salem.
"I think your reporting has been accurate and reliable. You have not dealt with rumors surrounding this issue. I saw the live coverage from Philadelphia in which you interviewed people to get firsthand information. The other news agencies here in the Roanoke Valley, both video and in the press, relied upon wire service reports. WDBJ-7 took the time to cover an important issue that will affect a large number of people here in the valley...I hope you will continue to provide this high quality of reporting."
If you would like to comment on our news coverage or topics in the news, write to News-7 Feedback at P.O. Box 7, Roanoke, 24022.
Our fax number is 343-7269.
For email, the address is news@wdbj7. com.
And you can access our on-line forum on our home page, www.wdbj7.com.
Joe McKean, News-7.
))

ZAIRE


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=none


More U-S troops are expected to arrive in central Africa today, to prepare for a possible evacuation of Americans from war-torn Zaire.
Some two dozen troops arrived yesterday.
The Navy has also dispatched the U-S-S Nassau with one-thousand Marines.
But U-S officials stress that American troops will not get involved in Zaire's five-month civil war.
Kimberly Dozier reports.
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SOT

4:06;59
IN Q=
SUPER=03-Brazzaville, Congo; :00
SUPER=@File; :11
SUPER=01-Edwin Smith/Task Force Commander; :29
SUPER=01-Kimberly Dozier/Reporting; :42
RUNS=1:26
OUT Q=CBS NEWS LONDON

((The first wave of US troops touched down in Africa today, amid fears American civilians could get caught up in Zaire's civil war.

(File tape)

The USS Nassau, with its thousand-strong Marine contingent, is headed for the Zairian coast, ready to help in a possible evacuation of some five hundred Americans and other foreign nationals.
Advance ground teams setting up in neighboring countries, say the mission is preparatory, not provocative.

SOT: Maj. Gen. Edwin Smith, Commander, Southern European Task

Force "To continue the assessment of what's been going on here for the past couple of days. To do some prudent planning on how American forces could be utilized properly should the need arise."
Zaire's ailing President Mobutu made his first public appearance today, since returning from France where he's been treated for cancer. He came back to find one-fifth of Zaire in rebel hands, and his grip on the country slipping.
Mobutu's more than thirty-year rule, marked by widespread government corruption, has left him with little popular support.

SOT: "Returning here is not a good thing for him or for us."


Zairian poverty and frustration have fueled rebel victories. As rebels continue their advance on the capital, more American troops are heading for the region. But US officials insist they are headed for a possible RESCUE mission, and NOT a fight.
Kimberly Dozier, CBS News, London))

Phillip-Morris


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=mornin
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=tobacco under fire


Cigarette- giant Phillip Morris is now admitting it once shifted nicotine into unsold test cigarettes.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


Three years ago, tobacco company executives swore to Congress they never conducted nicotine-spiking experiments.
C-B-S News has learned the justice department is investigating whether false and misleading information was given to federal officials.
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2-E-McNamara


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE# 97-14
GRAPHIC=None


In Washington, lawmakers may be arguing over budget cutbacks, but a leading diplomat says it would be a "grave mistake," to sacrifice international diplomacy for short- term savings in the federal budget.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Helsinki, Finland/Friday;


On Friday, the Helsinki Summit between President Clinton and Russian President Boris Yeltsin produced a breakthrough on arms control, and promising dialogue on the expansion of NATO.
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


And in Roanoke, Assistant Secretary of State Thomas McNamara said the country must resist the temptation to cut foreign affairs funding.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 13:55:39
IN Q=So we may save a few pennies

((THOMAS MCNAMARA/ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF STATE: SO WE MAY SAVE A FEW PENNIES, BUT IN THE LONG RUN WE'RE GOING TO PAY DEARLY IN THE FUTURE IF WE DON'T PUT ENOUGH RESOURCES INTO DIPLOMACY, INTO FOREIGN AFFAIRS. BECAUSE THE FIRST LINE OF DEFENSE IS IN FACT THE DIPLOMACY THAT GOES ON EVERY DAY WITHOUT MUCH ACTIVITY BEING NOTICED BY THE PUBLIC.))
SUPER=01-Thomas McNamara/Assistant Secretary of State;
RUNS=:17
OUT Q=noticed by the public.
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=None


While most diplomacy does not generate the headlines of the Helsinki Summit, McNamara says the Foreign Service is essential to strengthening U.S. commerce, and protecting American interests abroad.
McNamara was in western Virginia for an appearance at V-M-I.

LUNAR-ECLIPSE


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Mornin
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=none


The comet "hale-bopp" had some competition last night-- from the Moon.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


The Moon slipped into Earth's shadow resulting in a nearly full lunar eclipse for almost two hours.
It actually turned out to be a triple treat for star- gazers.
The comet was visible after sundown, followed later by the eclipse.
And because the Earth is between Mars and the sun, the red planet was extra bright.
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Oscars


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=academy awards


You won't have to look up into space to see the stars tonight-- because they'll be shining out in Hollywood at the 69th annual Academy Awards.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


The English Patient is considered a favorite-- the World War Two romantic epic is nominated in 12 categories, including best picture.
Other best picture nominees are Fargo, Jerry Macquire, Secrets and Lies and Shine.
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2-E-Vietnam-Monument


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=Dal
TAPE# 97-12
GRAPHIC=None


A new memorial will serve as a reminder of Patrick County's fallen Vietnam Veterans.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Stuart;


Gloria James has been working on this project since her son John James died in combat in April of 19-66.
Six other Patrick County men died during the war.
All are remembered on the monument.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT Tape 1 14:51:53
IN Q=I WANTED THE

((GLORIA JAMES/JOHN'S MOM: I WANTED THE BOYS TO GET WHAT THEY DESERVED. THOSE BOYS DIED FOR THEIR COUNTRY JUST AS THE ONES ON THIS FIRST MONUMENT AND I THINK THEY DESERVED JUST AS MUCH RECOGNITION AS THEY DID.))
SUPER=01-Gloria James/John's Mom;
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=AS THEY DID
(----------------)
VO-NAT


Kermit Ingram encouraged his brother to join the service.
The last time he saw Israel was in the fall of '67.
Israel died five months later.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT tape 2 15:03:23
IN Q=WE HAD A PARTY

((KERMIT INGRAM/ISRAEL'S BROTHER: WE HAD A PARTY. WE HAD A GOOD TIME. HE HUGGED US AND HE SAID I'LL SEE YOU GUYS IN A COUPLE OF YEARS.))
SUPER=01-Kermit Ingram/Israel's Brother;
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=COUPLE OF YEARS
(----------------)
VO-NAT


Frederick Bullington, Bobby Corns, Roger Bowman, Larry Talley and Bernard Sowder are also remembered on the monument.
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2-E-Postal-Phones


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE# 97-13
GRAPHIC=None


The men and women who deliver the mail in Danville will soon have a new way to serve their neighborhoods and stay in touch.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Danville;


Cellular One is donating hand- held cellular phones to the U.S. Postal Service.
The gift will allow carriers to summon help if they spot a fire or another emergency, or if they fear a resident needs assistance.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=Danville is one of the market areas...

((JOYCE WALTHALL/CELLULAR ONE: DANVILLE IS ONE OF THE MARKET AREAS THAT IS SERVED BY CELLULAR ONE AND WE'RE GOING TO ROLL THIS OUT TO EVERY SINGLE ONE OF OUR AREAS.)) ((TOM GIFFIN/DANVILLE POSTMASTER: I THINK JUST A LITTLE MORE BASIC COMMUNITY SECURITY IS THE WHOLE CENTER OF THE PROGRAM. I THINK BY WORKING WITH THE POLICE DEPARTMENT AND WORKING WITH THE COMMUNITY WE CAN JUST MAKE IT A LITTLE BIT SAFER FOR ALL OF THE PEOPLE IN DANVILLE.))
SUPER=01-Joyce Walthall/Cellular One Store Manager;
SUPER=01-Tom Giffin/Danville Postmaster;
RUNS=:23
OUT Q=all of the people in Danville.
ANCHOR=Kimberly
SS=None


Cellular One is donating fifteen phones, and air time.
The cell phones are programmed to call 9-1-1, a non- emergency police number, or the postal service.

E-Bedford-Fire


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=dse
TAPE# 97-18
GRAPHIC=Fire


A Bedford County home went up in flames yesterday.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bedford Co.;


Firefighters say they arrived on the scene minutes after the blaze began, but not before the attic and roof suffered major damage.
No one was injured in the blaze.
(----------------)
ANCHOR=Kimberly
SS=hold


Fire marshals will sift through the wreckage this morning.
But officials say the blaze appeared to be accidental.

E-Science-Center


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=THa
TAPE# 97-17; edit of 96-102 (Science Center)
GRAPHIC=None


Officials with the Danville Science Center are celebrating a milestone.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Danville;


The "Kiwanis Club of Danville Foundation" is one of the center's biggest supporters.
Last week, the foundation donated 50- thousand dollars to the Danville facility.
Half of the money will be used to bring a new exhibit to the center-- the other half will go toward establishing a computer lab.
The Kiwanis Club had already donated 200- thousand dollars to the facility.
The recent donation takes the science center over the one million dollar fund-raising mark.
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4-Scores


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lba
TAPE#=none
GRAPHIC=nba


In the N-B-A,
Seattle enjoys a three-game lead in the Pacific after pounding Vancouver 106-to-92.
For last night's scores, let's check the boards.
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WIPE TO SCORES
SUPER=#556
SUPER=X5028;
SUPER=0096-j/Orlando/110//L.A. Lakers/84///j/New Jersey/100//Boston/91///;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0096-j/Atlanta/90//Toronto/79///j/Miami/113//Minnesota/108///;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0096-j/Portland/94//New York/88///j/Utah/120//Denver/103///;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0096-/San Antonio/91/j/L.A.

Clippers/106///j/Seattle/106//Vancouver/92///;
SUPER=X5027;
SUPER=0098-j/UNC/97//Louisville/74///j/Arizona/96//Providence/92//Overtime/;
SUPER=X5029;
SUPER=0104-/Roanoke/5/j/South Carolina/6//Shootout/j/Hampton/4//Richmond/2///;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0104-j/Johnstown/5//Toledo/4///j/Dayton/5//Louisville/2///;
RUNS=:49
OUT Q=....last score."

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