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Bedford-Ax

ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lba
TAPE#97-12
GRAPHIC=fatal Accident


An accident in Bedford County yesterday took the life of a young girl.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bedford Co.;


Police say a pick up truck rear ended the car eleven- year- old Allison Brittany Fullen was riding in after it pulled out onto route 24 and then stalled.
Fullen was pronounced dead at Roanoke Community Hospital.
Police are not releasing any information on the others involved in the crash.
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E-Monty-Fatal


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=abr
TAPE#None
GRAPHIC=Fatal Accident


And in Montgomery County,
a teenager died in a single car accident.
Police say Monica Ruth Stevens of Troutville was speeding on Alleghany Springs Road when she lost control of her car.
The 18- year- old ran off the right side of the road, then overcorrected and veered off the left side of the road.
The car hit a tree and overturned.
Stevens died at the scene.

E-Danville-Shooting


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=dal
TAPE#97-17
GRAPHIC=none


A 10- year- old Danville boy is in serious condition after he was shot several times Saturday night.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Danville;


It happened around 9-15 Saturday evening.
Police say Reggie Clay Hutchins was shot at his home on Lee Street in Danville.
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SOT 3:55:25
IN Q=THE DOOR BELL

((CAROLYN HUTCHINS/REGGIE'S MOTHER: THE DOOR BELL RANG AND REGGIE OPENED THE DOOR AND WHO EVER IT WAS JUST STARTED SHOOTING. I DON'T KNOW IF THEY REALIZED THEY WERE SHOOTING A 10 YEAR OLD.))
SUPER=01-Carolyn Hutchins/Reggie's Mother;
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=A 10 YEAR OLD
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VO-NAT


Reggie was shot in the chest and shoulder.
He is in serious but stable condition at Danville Regional Hospital.
His mother says the shooting was payback for her family's effort to clean up the neighborhood.
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SOT 3:54:35
IN Q=WE DON'T WANT

((WE DON'T WANT DRUG DEALERS IN OUR COMMUNITY AND WE SPOKE UP ABOUT IT. NOT DIRECTLY TO THEM BUT THEY'VE SEEN THE POLICE COMING AND GOING. I THINK IT WAS A VENGEANCE TYPE OF THING. THEY WANTED TO GET BACK AT MY HUSBAND AND MYSELF AND REGGIE JUST HAPPENED TO BE THE ONE THAT WAS HURT.))
RUNS=:22
OUT Q=THAT WAS HURT
ANCHOR=Kimberly
SS=shooting


Investigators have not confirmed the motive for the shooting.
An arrest has not been made.

Bomb-threats


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=bomb threat


In and around London today, a series of bomb threats is paralyzing land and air travel.
No explosions have been reported but the bomb threats have affected airports in the region, including Heathrow International.
Threats have also been made against Major rail and subway stations and highways.
There have been no claims of responsibility for today's threats.
But the Irish Republican Army admitted it was behind similar threats on Friday, which disrupted traffic in NORTHERN England.


E-Feedback


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=jmc
TAPE#97-12
GRAPHIC=none


Our viewer mail this week continues to focus on Governor Allen's decision to celebrate Confederate History and Heritage Month.
Assignment Editor Joe McKean has Feedback for this week.
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SOT
IN Q=We have Black History
RUNS=1:08
OUT Q=McKean, News-7.


(( "We have Black History Month each February. Why isn't there a White History Month?" wrote a viewer from Pulaski.
"I feel that we are still paying for the past (as whites). Let it go! It is done and over with. Stop making us feel guilty of the past, something we had nothing to do with! It is time to grow up and move on."
And from Hillsville came this note:
"Personally, I feel he has been our best Governor and is very honest and straightforward. We have Black History Month, TV shows that are all Black, Black Miss America and the list goes on. All groups should have the same rights to celebrate their heritage and if someone doesn't want to celebrate that is also their right. I hope Governor Allen sticks to his guns."
If you'd like to take part in the debate on this issue, or some other topic in the news, address your letter to News-7 Feedback, P.O. Box 7, Roanoke Virginia, 24022-0007.
Our fax number is 343-7269.
For email, the address is news@wdbj7.com.
And don't forget our on-line moderated forum on our web page: www.wdbj7.com.
Joe McKean, News-7.))


E-Goodyear


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=Dal
TAPE#97-18
GRAPHIC=Goodyear


Goodyear workers have gone out on strike and taken Eighteen-hundred workers in Danville with them.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Danville;


United Steelworkers members say contract talks with the company have broken off because management is seeking concessions.
In a written statement company officials say they have negotiated in good faith.
They claim the union's position hurts the company's ability to compete in the current marketplace.
No new talks have been scheduled.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=hold


Nationally 12-thousand-500 Steelworkers walked off the job.
Goodyear is the largest tire maker in North America.

E-Gilmore


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=Sta
TAPE#97-16
GRAPHIC=none


State Democrats are talking conflict of interest and Attorney General James Gilmore is the target.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@FILE


A month ago the republican candidate for governor accepted a 50-thousand dollar donation from televangelist Pat Robertson.
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ANCHOR=Kimberly
SS=gilmore


Last August Gilmore refused a Democratic state senator's request to investigate the Christian Coalition -- a group founded by Robertson.
To date, Gilmore has received a total of 100-thousand dollars from the televangelist.



E-Job-Fair


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#97-11
GRAPHIC=none


Searching for a job is a job in itself, as some Roanoke students found out.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


More than 300 high school seniors came out with resumes in hand to the annual Roanoke Area Job Opportunities Convention.
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SOT 10:29:15
IN Q=I am impressed

((KRISTI WEISE/LORD BOTETOURT SENIOR: I AM IMPRESSED WITH THE COUNTY OF ROANOKE BECAUSE THEY HAVE THIS PROGRAM FOR SPECIAL EDUCATION-- CHILDREN THAT I LIKE TO WORK WITH, AND IT'S A SUMMER JOB THAT I'M LOOKING FOR SO, THEY HAVE THAT AVAILABLE TO ME. ))
SUPER=01-Kristi Weise/Lord Botetourt Senior;
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=available to me
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VO-NAT


Michael Andrews left the fair with a job waiting for him after graduation at Precision Fabrics.
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SOT 10:17:40
IN Q=I was expecting

((MICHAEL ANDREWS/PATRICK HENRY SENIOR: I WAS EXPECTING TO GET INTERVIEWED, BUT I REALLY WASN'T EXPECTING TO GET HIRED.))
SUPER=01-Michael Andrews/Patrick Henry Senior;
RUNS=:05
OUT Q=to get hired
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VO-NAT


Nearly 60 area businesses set up shop at the fair.
Representatives say they've been impressed with the students.
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SOT 10:40:57
IN Q=WE look for absolutely

((BERT THOMPSON/CONNEX PIPE SYSTEMS: WE LOOK FOR ABSOLUTELY EVERYTHING, AND THAT'S WHAT'S HERE-- ABSOLUTELY EVERYTHING. THE KIDS ARE PREPARED. THEY'RE READY AND WE'RE READY. I'M VERY IMPRESSED.))
SUPER=01-Bert Thompson/Connex Pipe Systems;
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=very impressed
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VO-NAT


The school systems taking part in the event included Roanoke, Salem, as well as the counties of Roanoke, Botetourt, and Craig.
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E-Pit-Stop


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=Dal
TAPE#97-15
GRAPHIC=none


A trip to the races in Martinsville could be a boon to area businesses which are setting up their own "pit-stops" for race day motorists.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;


The Plateau Plaza started the practice during the fall racing season.
There was a steady flow of business all day.
Management says twice as many people hit the pits this year now that the word is out.
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SOT 22:36:46
IN Q=WE DO, DO

((DEBORAH RUSSELL/BOJANGLE'S: WE DO, DO IT FOR THE RACE FANS. IT MAKES IT EASY SOME OF THEM DRIVE RIGHT UP AND WE JUST HAND IT TO THEM. THEY DON'T EVEN HAVE TO GET OUT OF THEIR CAR.))
SUPER=01-Deborah Russell/Bojangles';
RUNS=:08
OUT Q= OF THEIR CAR(LAUGHING)
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VO-NAT


In the pits, race fans were able to top-off their tanks, check their tires and load up on refreshments.
Russell says the pit-stop will be open every race day.
And if the business warrants, they may open the pit for everyday travelers as well.
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Common-Sense


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


In this week's edition of Common Sense, Len Besthoff revisits income taxes one more time, with some advice for NEXT year.
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SOT
IN Q=Well now
SUPER=@Len1; :00
SUPER=01-Ethel Noell/Vinton Tax Service; :12
RUNS=:57
OUT Q=the newsdesk.

((
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SOT tape two 01:16:40
IN Q=Well now

(( Well now that the tax season is over you can't do much with your 1996 returns but Ethel Noell with Vinton Bookkeeping and Tax Service has a tip for 1997. ))
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=1997.
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SOT TAPE two 01:03:54
IN Q=Several years

((ETHEL NOELL/VINTON BOOKKEEPING AND TAX SERVICE: SEVERAL YEARS AGO THE INTERNAL REVENUE DISALLOWED US TO USE THE INTEREST ON AUTOMOBILES. SO CONSEQUENTLY IF YOU HAVE AVAILABLE TO YOU, AN EQUITY LINE ON YOUR HOME, YOU CAN USE YOUR EQUITY LINE TO PURCHASE THE AUTOMOBILE, THE INTEREST THEN BECOMES EQUITY LINE INTEREST, AND IT'S USABLE ON YOUR INCOME TAX RETURN IF YOU'RE ITEMIZING. UNDERSTAND THAT IF YOU'RE GOING TO DO THAT, THAT YOU FIGURE UP WHAT THAT CAR PAYMENT WOULD BE OVER A THREE YEAR PERIOD AND PAY IT OFF, DON'T DRAG IT OUT FOR 20 YEARS OR YOU'LL HAVE A CAR THAT WAS AN UPSIDE DOWN LOAN, YOU'LL PAY QUITE A BIT MORE FOR IT THAN YOU WOULD HAVE NECESSARILY HAD TO.))
RUNS=:41
OUT Q=had to.
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SOT TAPE TWO 1:17:01
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.))


England-bombs


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=mel
TAPE#NOne
GRAPHIC=bomb threat


A morning rush hour nightmare in London today.
A series of bomb threats has shut down air, rail and road travel throughout the region.
No explosions have been reported but three airports have been shutdown including including Heathrow International.
Major highways and rail and subway stations have also been closed as well as some ferry service.
There have been no claims of responsibility for today's threats.
But the Irish Republican Army admitted it was behind similar threats on Friday, which disrupted traffic in NORTHERN England.


Missing-child


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


The search for a ten- year- old boy in southern California ended tragically.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Beaumont, CA;

4:02:23
Yesterday authorities found the remains of Anthony Michael Martinez in the California desert, some 90 miles from his home.
Martinez was kidnapped at knifepoint 16 days ago in an alley behind his Beaumont home.
Authorities are searching for a suspect, a slim white male with blue eyes and a mustache.
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found-plane


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


In Colorado, Air Force Officials believe they have found the wreckage of that
missing A-10 thunderbolt warplane. (----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Eagle Co., CO;


Pieces of metal were detected yesterday during an aerial search of the New York Mountain range southwest of Vail.
Air Force officials say the terrain is very rough and it could be several days before ground crews can make it to the site.
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SOT
IN Q=

((There is no way to get there (the crash site) safely at this time...there is too much wind to attempt and approach))
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=AN APPROACH.
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VO-NAT


So far there is no trace of the jet's pilot, Captain Craig Button.
Button and his nine million dollar warplane disappeared April second after veering off course during a routine training exercise.
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FLOODING


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=flooding


The North Dakota City of Grand Forks is being described this morning as a water ghost town.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Grand Forks, ND;


The Red River is covering 70 percent of the city and is expected to crest at 54 feet later today and stay that high for a week.
Most of the city's 50-thousand residents have evacuated.
There has been some good news.
A downtown fire that burned across three city blocks over the weekend appears to be out.
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2-E-Danville-Shooting


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=dal
TAPE#97-17
GRAPHIC=Shooting


A weekend shooting leaves a 10- year- old Danville boy in serious condition.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Danville;


It happened around 9-15 Saturday evening.
Police say Reggie Clay Hutchins was shot at his home on Lee Street in Danville.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 3:55:25
IN Q=THE DOOR BELL

((CAROLYN HUTCHINS/REGGIE'S MOTHER: THE DOOR BELL RANG AND REGGIE OPENED THE DOOR AND WHO EVER IT WAS JUST STARTED SHOOTING. I DON'T KNOW IF THEY REALIZED THEY WERE SHOOTING A 10 YEAR OLD.))
SUPER=01-Carolyn Hutchins/Reggie's Mother;
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=A 10 YEAR OLD
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VO-NAT


Reggie was shot in the chest and shoulder.
He is in serious but stable condition at Danville Regional Hospital.
His mother says the shooting was payback for her family's effort to clean up the neighborhood.
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SOT 3:54:35
IN Q=WE DON'T WANT

((WE DON'T WANT DRUG DEALERS IN OUR COMMUNITY AND WE SPOKE UP ABOUT IT. NOT DIRECTLY TO THEM BUT THEY'VE SEEN THE POLICE COMING AND GOING. I THINK IT WAS A VENGEANCE TYPE OF THING. THEY WANTED TO GET BACK AT MY HUSBAND AND MYSELF AND REGGIE JUST HAPPENED TO BE THE ONE THAT WAS HURT.))
RUNS=:22
OUT Q=THAT WAS HURT
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=hold


Investigators have not confirmed the motive for the shooting.
An arrest has not been made.

2-Bedford-Ax


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lba
TAPE#97-12
GRAPHIC=fatal Accident


A young girl from Vinton died yesterday in a two car accident.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bedford Co.;


Police say a pick up truck rear ended the car eleven- year- old Allison Brittany Fullen was riding in after it pulled out onto route 24 and then stalled.
Fullen was pronounced dead at Roanoke Community Hospital.
Police are not releasing any information on the others involved in the crash.
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Car-Gas-Ax


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


Seventy-five foot flames melted a hotel sign after a car crashed into a Natural Gas Station in Blacksburg yesterday.
Police say 21- year- old Gerald Close lost control of his car on South Main and crashed into the gas station.
Close and his passenger, Virginia Tech student Maria Goldsby suffered multiple injuries and burns.

2-E-Goodyear


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=Dal
TAPE#97-18
GRAPHIC=none


Eighteen-hundred workers in Danville are among those striking Goodyear nationwide.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Danville;


United Steelworkers members say contract talks with the company have broken off because management is seeking concessions.
In a written statement company officials say they have negotiated in good faith.
They claim the union's position hurts the company's ability to compete in the current marketplace.
No new talks have been scheduled.
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ANCHOR=Kimberly
SS=goodyear


Nationally 12-thousand-500 Steelworkers walked off the job.
Goodyear is the largest tire maker in North America.

2-E-Gilmore


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=Sta
TAPE#97-16
GRAPHIC=none


State Democrats are warning that Attorney General James Gilmore could be facing a conflict of interest.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@FILE


A month ago the republican candidate for governor accepted a 50-thousand dollar donation from televangelist Pat Robertson.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=gilmore


Last August Gilmore refused a Democratic state senator's request to investigate the Christian Coalition -- a group founded by Robertson.
To date, Gilmore has received a total of 100-thousand dollars from the televangelist.



E-Peltier


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=Sta
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=none


Some Virginia Tech students were out pounding the pavement yesterday in support of Leonard Peltier (pel-TEER)--a Native American prisoner.
Peltier is serving two life sentences for the 19-75 murder of two government agents in South Dakota.
But, some consider him to be a political prisoner.
Yesterday, the Native American Program, a student organization at Virginia Tech, held a rally and march through part of Blacksburg.
The group is hoping the event will spark a flood of letters to the President demanding that Peltier be pardoned.

E-Local-Colors


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=eea
TAPE#97-14
GRAPHIC=none


Imagine walking around the world, in one afternoon...
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


That's exactly what you could do yesterday, at Roanoke's annual Local Colors Festival.
A walk around the City Market took you through the sights and sounds of more than 40 countries.
Featured events included an international fashion show, all kinds of arts and crafts, and just about everywhere you went, someone was dancing.
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SOT 3:51:16
IN Q=you know without

((PEARL FU/EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR; YOU KNOW WITHOUT LEAVING ROANOKE YOU CAN TRAVEL FROM COUNTRY TO COUNTRY, LEARNING ABOUT THE CULTURES, TASTING AUTHENTIC FOODS AND SPREADING PEACE AND GOODWILL THROUGH OUT THE WHOLE MARKET AREA.))
SUPER=01-Pearl Fu/Executive Director;
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=whole market area
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VO-NAT


Organizers say the Local Colors celebration makes the whole world a little bit smaller.
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4-Scores


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


In baseball,
Dean Palmer hit two homers including a grand slam as the Texas Rangers smoked the Toronto Blue Jays.
For last night's scores from the diamond, let's check the boards.
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WIPE TO SCORES
SUPER=#556
SUPER=X5011;
SUPER=0093-/Salem/4/j/Kinston/7///j/Wilmington/6//Lynchburg/2///;
SUPER=X5010;
SUPER=0091-j/Baltimore/11//Boston/1////Oakland/2/j/Detroit/9///;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0091-/Milwaukee/4/j/Cleveland/6////New York/7/j/Chicago/8//11 Innings/;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0091-j/Anaheim/11//Kansas City/1////Toronto/5/j/Texas/10///;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0091-/Minnesota/6/j/Seattle/10///;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0092-j/Montreal/3//Philadelphia/0///j/Montreal/5//Philadelphia/1///;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0092-/Chicago/2/j/New York/8////New York/3/j/Chicago/4///;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0092-/Atlanta/2/j/Colorado/9///j/Houston/3//Los Angeles/1///;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0092-/Florida/0/j/San Francisco/2///j/Pittsburgh/5//Cincinnati/3///;
RUNS=1:03
OUT Q=....last score."

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