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E-Philip-Morris

ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-13
GRAPHIC=Philip Morris


Philip Morris lit up its shareholders meeting with a rosy earnings picture,
But the positives were clouded by other issues.
Ellen Qualls has the story.
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SOT
IN Q=Shame shame
SUPER=03-Richmond; :00
SUPER=@Ellen1; 05:
SUPER=01-Dr. David Lewis/Martinsville Physician; 39:
SUPER=01-Russell Beggs/Richmond Shareholder; 59:
SUPER=01-Anne Donley/Virginia GASP; 1:06
SUPER=01-Mildred Cassaday/Richmond Shareholder; 1:12
RUNS=1:28
OUT Q=Qualls, News 7 Richmond

((
SOT 17:27:10
IN Q=Shame!

((SHAME! SHAME! SHAME! SHAME!))
sot 20:07:59

((RUSSELL BEGGS/RETIRED PHILIP MORRIS WORKER: I LOVE THIS COMPANY.))
RUNS=:06



sot 19:45:19

((THESE MEETINGS ARE GRAND THEATER... NO COMMENT.))
RUNS=:17


Bible instead refers shareholders to the company's most recent financial filings... where he says the company will listen to and explore all reasonable measures that make sense to resolve lawsuits.
Health activists hope NO deal is struck... and the company pays in every courtroom in America.
sot 20:15:22

((DR. DAVID LEWIS/MARTINSVILLE PHYSICIAN: I REALIZED THAT 25-PERCENT OF ALL THE PATIENTS THAT COME THROUGH THE DOOR OF MY BUSY HOSPITAL IN MARTINSVILLE, VIRGINIA ARE VICTIMS OF TOBACCO. THEY EITHER HAVE THE MAJOR PROBLEMS: THE LUNG CANCER, THE HEART DISEASE, THE CHRONIC OBSTRUCTIVE PULMONARY DISEASE. OR THEY HAVE BRONCHITIS, AND SINUS INFECTIONS, AND EAR INFECTIONS, AND ASTHMA, AND PNEUMONIA.))
runs=:20



sot 20:08:17

((RUSSELL BEGGS/RETIRED PHILIP MORRIS WORKER: IT'S EASY TO QUIT. AND I'D LIKE TO ...PILLS AND PATCHES... DO IS QUIT.))
runs=:08



sot 20:23:41

((ANNE DONLEY: I think it was.. shareholders.))
runs=:06



sot 20:11:12

((MILDRED CASSADAY/RICHMOND SHAREHOLDER: BUT I THINK THESE NUTS WHO COMPLAIN SHOULD EITHER SELL THEIR STOCK OR SHUT UP.))
runs=:06


The Marlboro man may be waiting to exhale.
This meeting came on the eve of a federal court ruling on FDA control of tobacco.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))

E-BV-Council


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#97-26
GRAPHIC=NONE


Buena Vista's idle Blue Bird plant could soon be aflutter with new jobs.
But last night, the proposal is also raising questions and criticism.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Buena Vista;


Deschamps (deh-shomps) Laboratories wants to expand its local operations, but it does not need the entire site.
The result is a complicated, regional agreement that would share the debt and eventually the revenues.
Last week, Buena Vista City Council approved the agreement, but members are still debating whether the city has gotten a fair shake from Lexington and Rockbridge County.
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SOT
IN Q=We're creating an agreement

(( ))
SUPER=01-Butch Floyd/Buena Vista City Council; :00
SUPER=01-Debbie Garrett/Buena Vista City Council; :19 Quick
RUNS=:24
OUT Q=into the community.
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=NONE


Buena Vista City Council did not reconsider its approval, but there are questions about the legality of the original vote.
The Rockbridge County Board of Sueprvisors and the Lexington City Council are expected to vote on the agreement next week.

Chemical-Weapons


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


In a foreign policy triumph for President Clinton, the U-S has become the 75th nation to ratify the international chemical weapons-ban treaty.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Washington DC;


The treaty aims to relegate mustard and nerve gas and other chemical weapons to the scrap heap of history.
The Senate vote to ratify was 74-to-26.
The vote caps the work of Presidents Reagan, Bush and Clinton and makes the U-S a party to the pact which takes effect next Tuesday.
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SOT

4:05:21
IN Q=the chemical weapons convention...
RUNS=:19
OUT Q=to the u.s. Senate.
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VO-NAT


The treaty prohibits the development, production, purchase or stockpiling of chemical weapons.
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Bedford-Schools


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Mornin'
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-28
GRAPHIC=education


A marathon school board meeting last night in Bedford County produced little results in the battle over school budget cuts.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bedford/Last Night;


About five hundred concerned parents, teachers and students turned out to let the board know they opposed cutting jobs or school programs.
But faced with a four million dollar shortfall, the school board could still eliminate dozens of teaching and assistant principal positions.
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SOT 9:50:58
IN Q=I know this

((JACKIE JONES/PARENT: I KNOW THIS IS A DIFFICULT JOB FOR YOU BUT YOU HAVE TO UNDERSTAND THAT WE AS PARENTS HAVE GREAT CONCERNS FOR OUR CHILDREN AS WELL AS OUR CHILDREN IN THE COMMUNITY.)) ((GLENN FIELDS/TEACHER: BEFORE THE ELIMINATION OF PROGRAMS, YOU HAVE A RESPONSIBILITY TO THE CHILDREN OF THIS COUNTY TO DO ALL YOU CAN TO PRESERVE THEIR EDUCATION. YES, THE SCHOOL BOARD RECEIVED LESS MONEY THAN IT WANTED, BUT YOU HAVE AN OBLIGATION TO FIND AN ALTERNATIVE WAY TO FUND THESE PROGRAMS.))
SUPER=01-Jackie Jones/Parent; :00
SUPER=01-Glenn Fields/Teacher; :12
RUNS=:32
OUT Q=fund these programs.
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VO-NAT


The board voted last night to save a quarter million dollars by reducing employee pay raises from three and half to three percent next year.
But nothing is written in stone... the board will meet again next Tuesday to try and finalize its budget.
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E-Times-Fiber


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tha
TAPE#97-27
GRAPHIC=none


A Pittsylvania County factory is going union.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co.;


Workers at Times Fiber Communications in Chatham ruled in favor of union representation.
This is the employees second attempt in one year to unionize.
The union was voted down last time.
But the National Labor Relations Board set aside that vote and ordered a new election after the union accused the company of several violations.
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SOT
IN Q=I'm very excited

((WESLEY FEARS/UNION SUPPORTER: I'M VERY EXCITED. I BEEN PULLING FOR THIS FOR OVER TEN YEARS, I'VE BEEN EMPLOYED HERE ELEVEN AND I'VE BEEN LOOKING FOR THIS FOR TEN YEARS STRONG. I AM SO HAPPY I CAN'T CONTROL MYSELF. EVERYONE FEELS GOOD. FREDRICK STROUD/UNITED STEELWORKERS: UNION REPRESENTATION FOR EMPLOYEES AT TIMES FIBER MEANS SIMPLY THIS: THAT IT WILL NOT BE BUSINESS AS USUAL. THESE EMPLOYEES HAVE BEEN MISTREATED, THESE EMPLOYEES IS A GOOD SET OF EMPLOYEES THEY WORK HARD FOR THEIR MONEY, AND THE ONLY THING THEY'RE ASKING FOR IS JUSTICE ON THE JOB.))
SUPER=01-Wesley Fears/Union Supporter; :00
SUPER=01-Frederick Stroud/United Steelworkers Rep.;:14
RUNS=:29
OUT Q=justice on the job.
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VO-NAT


Three hundred-21 of the 470 workers voted in favor of the union.
The company makes coaxial cable.
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E-Fisher


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#97-22
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


A ten- year- old capital murder case is getting a new hearing.
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VO-NAT


David Lee Fisher arranged to have 18- year- old David Wilkey killed on a hunting trip in the Stone Mountain area in 19-83.
SUPER=03-Bedford/1987


But a member of the jury now says she went along with those who wanted Fisher to die... only after her husband told her to.
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ANCHOR=Kimberly
SS=hold


In a sworn affidavit, Bertha Thomas also says the jury learned during deliberations that Fisher said he'd kill the jurors if he ever got out of prison.
The magistrate wants to hear testimony on the issue of outside influence on the jury before deciding whether Fisher should be re-sentenced.

P-Arboretum


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tal
TAPE#97-21
GRAPHIC=none


Some Blacksburg students saw the fruits of their labor yesterday.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Blacksburg;


The students hiked the Spring Bulb Walk they helped create at Nellie's Cave Arboretum.
Although the early Spring blooms are gone, they still saw evidence of the 250 bulbs they planted last year.
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SOT 1:53:04
IN Q=I THINK IT'S

((STEPHANIE VOSHELL/4TH-GRADER: I THINK IT'S NEAT BECAUSE YOU GET TO PLANT SOMETHING AND SEE WHETHER IT WORKED, THEN YOU GET TO LEARN WHAT YOU SHOULD DO NEXT TIME TO MAKE IT WORK BETTER. ))
SUPER=01-Stephanie Voshell/Fourth Grader;
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=make it work better.
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VO-NAT


The students also saw evidence that tulips are a favorite food for deer.
And they learned their work is not over.
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SOT 2:03:04
IN Q=THERE'S A LOT

((JAMES DUNAY/5TH-GRADER: THERE'S A LOT OF STUFF UP THERE THAT WE NEED TO WEED, AND WEEDING IS HARD. QUESTION: DO YOU THINK YOU'LL COME OUT HERE AND WEED SOMETIME? ANSWER: YEAH, PROBABLY. ))
SUPER=01-James Dunay/Fifth Grader;
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=yeah, probably.
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VO-NAT


Yesterday the students planted two rhododendrons.
Saturday, volunteers are invited to work at the arboretum in celebration of Earth Day.
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Weapons-treaty


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


All that's left is for President Clinton to sign the papers.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Washington DC;


The President's all-out effort to win Senate ratification of the chemical weapons-ban treaty has worked.
The measure passed last night by a vote of 74-to-26 -- seven more than the two-thirds needed for approval.
The treaty prohibits the development, production, purchase or stockpiling of chemical weapons.
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SOT
IN Q=The Chemical weapons convention
RUNS=:19
OUT Q=to the u.s. Senate
(----------------)
VO-NAT


The treaty has already been ratified by 75 other countries and goes into affect Tuesday.
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Britain-Bomb


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


Another bomb scare in Britain.
Two explosions were reported this morning along a major highway near Birmingham.
There are no reports of any injuries.
The bombs are suspected to be the work of the Irish Republican Army, who have been on a violent campaign to disrupt upcoming national elections.

OK-TRIAL


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=ok trial


The prosecution's first witness takes the stand this morning at the Oklahoma bombing trial.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


In opening statements yesterday Timothy McVeigh's attorney spent much of his time attacking the government's case and its star witness Michael
(For-tee-ay) Fortier.


He's the man who says he cased the Murrah Federal building with McVeigh.
The prosecution painted McVeigh as a man consumed with hate for the government, who bombed the federal building to spark a violent revolution.
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2-Bedford-Schools


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Mornin'
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-28
GRAPHIC=education


Few results in the battle over school budget cuts from a marathon school board meeting last night in Bedford County.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bedford/Last Night;


About five hundred concerned parents, teachers and students turned out to let the board know they opposed cutting jobs or school programs.
But faced with a four million dollar shortfall, the school board could still eliminate dozens of teaching and assistant principal positions.
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SOT 9:50:58
IN Q=I know this

((JACKIE JONES/PARENT: I KNOW THIS IS A DIFFICULT JOB FOR YOU BUT YOU HAVE TO UNDERSTAND THAT WE AS PARENTS HAVE GREAT CONCERNS FOR OUR CHILDREN AS WELL AS OUR CHILDREN IN THE COMMUNITY.)) ((GLENN FIELDS/TEACHER: BEFORE THE ELIMINATION OF PROGRAMS, YOU HAVE A RESPONSIBILITY TO THE CHILDREN OF THIS COUNTY TO DO ALL YOU CAN TO PRESERVE THEIR EDUCATION. YES, THE SCHOOL BOARD RECEIVED LESS MONEY THAN IT WANTED, BUT YOU HAVE AN OBLIGATION TO FIND AN ALTERNATIVE WAY TO FUND THESE PROGRAMS.))
SUPER=01-Jackie Jones/Parent; :00
SUPER=01-Glenn Fields/Teacher; :12
RUNS=:32
OUT Q=fund these programs.
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VO-NAT


The board voted last night to save a quarter million dollars by reducing employee pay raises from three and half to three percent next year.
But nothing is written in stone... the board will meet again next Tuesday to try and finalize its budget.
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P-Health-Fair


ANCHOR=connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=spr
TAPE#597-15
GRAPHIC=Mornin health check


In this morning's health check,
High school health fairs may not have seemd exciting at the time,
GRAPHIC=teen health


but it turns out those annual events may actually be doing something, to improve kids lifestyle habits.
At least that's the thinking at Franklin County High School.
Here's Scott Prince.
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SOT
IN Q=It's not
SUPER=03-Franklin Co.; :00
SUPER=01-Jessica Duncan/Student; :53
SUPER=@Scott2; 1:00
RUNS=1:21
OUT Q=S.P., N-7, Franklin County

(( It's not something folks at Franklin County High School are proud of... but "steps" are being taken to make sure the situation is remedied.
At the school's Health Fair, students are given the opportunity to learn about different aspects of fitness... something that appears to have fallen by the wayside in recent years.
In 1991 Franklin County High School students were ahead of the game.
36 percent of them passed the state fitness test... which was better than most schools across the Commonwealth.
But there's been a steady decline recently.
In 1995 only 16 percent of these students were successful... 10 percentage points below the state average.
That's why more emphasis has been placed on this Health Fair.
Here students can see how much fat is in everyday foods.
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NAT SOT 10:35:58
IN Q=Man, I

((MAN I BE EATIN' THESE ALL THE TIME. ))
RUNS=:02
OUT Q=all the time


They can also take part in a step aerobics class... something many of these teens have never tried.
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SOT 10:42:07
IN Q=I think

((JESSICA DUNCAN/STUDENT: I THINK WE SHOULD HAVE IT IN OUR SCHOOL. INSTEAD OF JUST DOING PUSH-UPS OR PULL-UPS AND ALL OF THAT STUFF. THIS IS "FUNNER." ))
RUNS=:07
OUT Q=this is "funner"


Across the gym, there's more exercise.
And after some mild exertion... heart rates are measured.
All of this seems to be "working out."
Last year, fitness tests at Franklin County High School showed significant improvement.
And now that the scores are "taking shape"... students are also finding out that fitness can be fun.
Scott Prince, News- 7, Franklin County.))
(toss to bump)


P-Philip-Morris


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#597-11
GRAPHIC=philip morris


Score another year of record earnings for the world's largest producer of consumer packaged goods and America's top taxpayer.
And many predict that a secret settlement of health lawsuits could mean a massive boost in share prices.
As Ellen Qualls reports, the annual Philip Morris pow-wow at its Richmond cigarette plant is always about one thing: tobacco.
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SOT
IN Q= iF THERE
SUPER=03-Richmond; :00
SUPER=01-Dr. David Lewis/Martinsville Physician; :06
SUPER=01-Anne Donley/Virginia GASP; :24
SUPER=01-Mildred Cassaday/Richmond Shareholder; :37
SUPER=01-Russell Beggs/Retired Philip Morris Employee; 49
SUPER=@ELLEN1; :53
RUNS=1:09
OUT Q=QUALLS, news-7 richmond.

(( If there was ever a company with an outspoken conscience, it's Philip Morris.
sot 20;16:51

((DR. DAVID LEWIS/MARTINSVILLE PHYSICIAN: I BECAME VERY VERY ANGRY IN THE LAST FOUR OR FIVE YEARS BECAUSE OF WHAT THE TOBACCO INDUSTRY HAS DONE.))
runs=:07


He's a shareholder.
But he'd rather NOT see the tobacco giant settle cases and be protected from future suits.
CEO Geoffrey Bible told the crowd in a NO cameras meeting NO comment.
sot 20:24:09

((ANNE DONLEY/VA. GASP: I THINK FOR THE LAST TWO YEARS, MR. BIBLE'S BEEN INCREASINGLY CAREFUL OF EVERYTHING THAT HE SAYS. AND THE SECURITY HERE IS INTENSIFIED. I MEAN I DON'T KNOW ANYWHERE ELSE WHERE YOU GO WHERE IT'S LIKE AN ARMED CAMP.))
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sot 20:11:52

((MILDRED CASSADAY/RICHMOND SHAREHOLDER: IT'S PERFECTLY ALRIGHT TO GET A GUN AND SHOOT 40 PEOPLE, AND TO SMOKE POT, AND CRACK, AND COCAINE, AND ALL THAT JAZZ. BUT DON'T LIGHT A CIGARETTE. THAT'S A MORTAL SIN.))
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sot 20:09:37

((RUSSELL BEGGS/RETIRED PHILIP MORRIS WORKER: AND YOU CAN'T GIVE 'EM ENOUGH. ALWAYS WANT MORE.))
runs=:04

))

p-bv-council


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=jda
TAPE#597-14
GRAPHIC=none


There were more questions in Buena Vista over the planned purchase of the Old Blue Bird plant.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Buena Vista;


Last week, city council approved the regional project that would bring (Duh- Shomps) Deschamps Laboratories to the former bus factory.
But now critics on council and some residents are asking if Buena Vista is receiving a fair shake from Rockbridge County and the city of Lexington.
The Buena Vista Council did not reconsider its vote last night, but members did propose some changes in the agreement.
The Rockbridge County Board of Supervisors and Lexington City Council will vote on the issue next week.
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P-Daughters


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#597-13
GRAPHIC=NONE


Young women got a head start into "the real world" yesterday in the annual "Take Our Daughters to Work Day."
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


This is the fifth year Hollins College has sponsored the program, to give girls a taste of the working world.
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SOT 11:22:00
IN Q= I think it's

((TINA ROWLAND/ASSOC. DIR. OF CAREER DEVELOPMENT: I THINK IT'S A REALITY CHECK. I ALSO THINK THAT GIRLS NEED TO SEE THAT WOMEN CAN GO OUT INTO THE WORLD AND DEVELOP THEIR SKILLS AND HANDLE RESPONSIBILITY AND DO A LOT OF DIFFERENT THINGS IN THE WORLD. ))
SUPER=01-Tina Rowland/Assoc. Dir. of Career Dev.;
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=in the world
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VO-NAT


Girls ages nine to 15 can participate.
The job descriptions ranged from metering mail, to cleaning rest rooms-- even preparing "goody bags" for students.
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SOT 11:22:50
IN Q=WE got to

((SARAH ROWLAND: WE GOT TO COME AND LEARN ABOUT WHAT OUR MOM DOES TO WORK.))
SOT 11:17:10

((MOLLY STEELE: IT'S REALLY NEAT, AND MY MOM WORKS HERE AND I'M A LOT LIKE MY MOM. SO, I THINK I'LL WORK HERE. ))
SUPER=07-Sarah Rowland;
SUPER=07-Molly Steele; :06
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=WORK HERE
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4-Scores


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


In sports,
The Utah Jazz ripped the Los Angeles Clippers 106-to-86 in their Western Conference opener.
For last night's scores let's check the boards.
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WIPE TO SCORES
SUPER=#556
SUPER=X5028;
SUPER=0096-/Charlotte/99/j/New York/109////Orlando/64/j/Miami/99///;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0096-/Minnesota/95/j/Houston/112////L.A. Clippers/86/j/Utah/106///;
SUPER=X5011;
SUPER=0093-/Salem/5/j/Winston-Salem/9////Lynchburg/0/j/Kinston/5///;
SUPER=X5010;
SUPER=0091-/Detroit/2/j/Texas/4////Minnesota/11/j/Oakland/12//11 Innings/;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0091-j/Cleveland/6//Milwaukee/3///j/Boston/2//Baltimore/1//12 Innings/;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0092-j/Pittsburgh/4//Chicago/3///;
SUPER=X5031;
SUPER=0103-/New Jersey/3/j/Montreal/4//Overtime/j/Chicago/7//Colorado/0///;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0103-j/Phoenix/5//Anaheim/2///;
RUNS=:56
OUT Q=....last score."
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