06:00-01

E-Plane-Emergency

ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#97-11
GRAPHIC=NONE


Engine trouble forced a Continental Airlines jet to make an emergency landing in Roanoke yesterday.
The plane landed safely, but the final moments of the flight into Roanoke were frightening for many of the passengers.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


The Boeing 737 was heading from Newark to Atlanta.
The flight was diverted to Roanoke after the pilot shut down one of the engines as a precaution.
Passengers praised the crew, but admitted some nervous moments as the plane made its final approach to Roanoke Regional Airport.
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SOT
IN Q=Your whole life goes before

((DAN SPINO/PASSENGER: YOUR WHOLE LIFE GOES BEFORE YOU AND THERE'S TWO PEOPLE AROUND YOU AND EVERYBODY BECOMES FRIENDS. AND AS SOON AS IT TOUCHED DOWN WE ALL CLAPPED AND CHEERED AND WE'RE SAFE AND WE'RE HAPPY. WE'RE HERE.)) ((TINA AURIEMMA/PASSENGER: I SAW THOSE MOUNTAINS. WE WERE COMING OVER THEM AND THEY JUST SAID WE'RE LANDING IN ROANOKE. I DIDN'T KNOW ABOUT THE AIRPORT. I DIDN'T KNOW WHERE WE WERE ACTUALLY, SO I THOUGHT WE'RE GOING TO LAND IN THOSE MOUNTAINS, I KNOW IT. BUT THANK GOD WE'RE HERE.))
SUPER=01-Dan Spino/Passenger; :00
SUPER=01-Tina Auriemma/Passenger; :13
RUNS=:24
OUT Q=thank god we're here.
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VO-NAT


The unscheduled stop meant a delay of several hours for some of the passengers.
They resumed their travel on U-S Airways and the last of the passengers were scheduled to leave Roanoke around six o'clock.
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Republic-Texas


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


Negotiations continue this morning between authorities and members of an armed separatist group holed up in in a mountain community in West Texas.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Fort Davis, TX;


Members of "the Republic of Texas" are demanding a referendum on independence for Texas, which, they say was illegally annexed as a state in eighteen forty-five.
SUPER=@file;


The group's leader says he and his members won't surrender.
Yesterday the group released two hostages in exchange for one of its members who was arrested by police on a weapons charge Sunday.
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E-Westvaco


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=spr
TAPE#97-17
GRAPHIC=Westvaco


Westvaco is facing a lawsuit from some former employees.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Covington;


Members of the Westvaco Retirees Association picketed outside of the Covington plant yesterday afternoon.
They say older retirees need adjustments to their pensions... and that Westvaco refuses to listen to them.
Because of that, the association is filing an age discrimination law suit.
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SOT 14:59:07
IN Q=They don't

((CLARENCE FARMER/WESTVACO RETIREES ASSOCIATION: THEY DON'T RECOGNIZE US. THEY DON'T RECOGNIZE THE 2 LOCAL UNIONS AS REPRESENTATIVES OF THE RETIREES. AND THEY JUST SAY NO. ))
SUPER=01-Clarence Farmer/Westvaco Retirees Association;
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=just say no
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=none


A spokesman at the Covington plant confirms that Westvaco does not recognize the retirees association.
He added there are no plans to make any adjustments at this time.

E-Presley


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=jmc
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=Presley


The two top officials at the Salem V-A Medical Center will remain on temporary assignment while an investigation of them continues.
Director John Presley will work out of Atlanta, for up to 30 days; associate director William Delamater (DELL-ah-maiter) will stay in Nashville, also for up to 30 days.
Both were transferred from the Salem V-A hospital, after an investigation into unspecified charges.
Officials from the Department of Veterans Affairs will be in Salem next month to continue looking into the case.
Dr. Rajiv (Jane) Jain will continue as the acting director of the Salem V-A.

P-Radford-Arsenal


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tal
TAPE#597-13
GRAPHIC=none


Pink slips are going out at the Radford Army Ammunition Plant.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Montgomery Co./File Tape;


Alliant Techsystems, which operates the arsenal, has NOT released the official details yet.
But spokesman Chuck Lee confirmed some of the affected workers have been notified.
In January, the arsenal recalled about 75 previously laid off workers to help fill an increased number of orders during the first quarter.
Lee says the workers receiving pink slips this time are among those called back in January.
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E-Drug-Lab


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#97-12
GRAPHIC=Drug bust


A search for records and other evidence of a drug lab in Penhook proved fruitful.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Franklin Co./August 1996


By day's end they'd found the most sophisticated illegal laboratory in the mid-Atlantic.
The high-tech operation was concealed by an old tobacco barn piled high with hay bales.
SUPER=04-DEA Videotape


Drug Enforcement Agents found the lab- -by sense of smell.
And yesterday the operators owned up to their roles in it.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=none


They pleaded guilty to various charges related to manufacturing amphetamine, marijuana, conspiracy, money laundering and firearms possession.
They'll be sentenced later.

P-Trash-Tags


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#597-14
GRAPHIC=l'burg seal


With huge profits coming from the city's landfill, one city council member says Lynchburg can afford to do away with its controversial trash tag system.

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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg


When he ran for city council last year, Robert Garber promised to get rid of the trash tags.
Now he says he has the votes to do it.
Garber and three other council members announced yesterday they would work to repeal the four- year- old program within the next few weeks.
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SOT 22:16:20
IN Q=We have a

((ROBERT GARBER/LYNCHBURG COUNCIL MEMBER: WE HAVE A LOT OF PEOPLE ON FIXED INCOMES IN LYNCHBURG, THEY CAN'T AFFORD TO SPEND A COUPLE OF DOLLARS A WEEK, COMES OUT TO A COUPLE OF HUNDRED DOLLARS A YEAR POTENTIALLY, TO GET RID OF THEIR TRASH. SO IT MAKES SENSE TO GIVE THEM FREE TRASH PICKUP AND TAKE CARE OF SOME OF THAT ILLEGAL DUMPING.))
SUPER=01-Robert Garber/Lynchburg Council Member; :00
RUNS=:17
OUT Q=that illegal dumping.
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VO-NAT


Garber says getting rid of the trash tags should NOT affect the city's recycling efforts.
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E-Wilkins


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-19
GRAPHIC=campaign 97


Amherst delegate Vance Wilkins is catching some heat from his fellow Republicans over his support for Independent delegate Lacey Putney.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Amherst


Wilkins announced his own re-election plans yesterday during a three-stop tour across the 24th District.
He's also been urging the G-O-P not to run anyone against Putney in the 19th District.
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SOT 4:48:26
IN Q=I'll probably raise

((DEL. VANCE WILKINS/R- AMHERST: I'LL PROBABLY RAISE SOME HACKLES AMONGST SOME OF MY FELLOW REPUBLICANS AND THEY'LL PROBABLY CRITICIZE ME FOR IT, BUT I KNOW WHAT LACEY DOES IN RICHMOND, AND HE DOES A GOOD JOB AND HE VOTES CONSISTENTLY WITH OUR PHILOSOPHY AND I THINK IT WOULD BE WRONG TO OPPOSE HIM.))
SUPER=01-Del. Vance Wilkins/(R) Amherst; :00
RUNS=:19
OUT Q=to oppose him.
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VO-NAT


Despite Wilkins' request, a Forest lawyer is expected to seek the G-O-P nod to face Putney this fall.
Wilkins himself has NO opposition yet.
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2Bosnia-Promo


ANCHOR=Mel
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=THa
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=bosnia peacekeepers


The 46- Danville soldiers stationed in Bosnia do far more than patrol the streets.
The National Guard unit is also on a goodwill mission.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bosnia;


News 7's Teresa Hamilton and photographer Andrea DiRocco recently returned from a week- long visit overseas.
Tonight they take us along with a group of hometown soldiers who hand out food and supplies to a gypsy community that was poor even before years of fighting.
The separation from friends and family has not been easy, but this is one job the soldiers find rewarding.
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SOT
IN Q=I knew

((RECARDO FAULKNER/DANVILLE NATIONAL GUARD MEMBER:I KNEW IT WAS BAD, BUT NOT THIS BAD, I'VE SEEN POVERTY ACK IN THE STATES BUT I DON'T THINK IT COULD COMPARE TO THIS. ))
SUPER=01-Recardo Faulkner/Danville National Guard; :00
RUNS=:06
OUT Q=to this.
(XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX)

**TAKE PINNACLE BOARD FULLSCREEN LIVE**
"Bosnia Peacekeepers" airs tonight on NEWS 7 at six and eleven.
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Texas


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


In West Texas this morning, negotiations continue between authorities and members of an armed separatist group.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Fort Davis, TX;


Members of "the Republic of Texas" are demanding a referendum on independence for Texas, which, they say was illegally annexed as a state in eighteen forty-five.
SUPER=@file


The group's leader say he and his members of no intention of surrendering.
The group released two hostages yesterday in exchange for one of its members who was arrested by police on a weapons charge on Sunday.
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OK-TRIAL


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


In today's testimony at the Oklahoma City bombing trial, jurors will focus on a truck axle.
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VO-NAT

4:00:00 or stock file
Prosecutors plan to show how investigators traced the Ryder truck that carried the bomb.
Yesterday's testimony focused on items found in Timothy McVeigh's car when he was arrested shortly after the bombing for a traffic violation.
They included earplugs, a loaded gun, a knife and an envelope containing anti-government writings.
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Space-walk


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


It's a first in space.
At this hour an American astronaut and a Russian cosmonaut are taking a walk in space together.
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VO-NAT


American Jerry Linenger (LIN'-in-jur) and his Russian counterpart are gathering cosmic dust samples and installing a radiation meter outside the Russian space station "Mir."
The five-hour spacewalk is the first ever for Linenger and the first time an American astronaut has used a Russian-made spacesuit on a mission.
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P-Westvaco


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=spr
TAPE#597-15
GRAPHIC=westvaco


Westvaco retirees say they're filing a discrimination lawsuit against their former company.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Covington;


Yesterday afternoon, about 50 retired workers picketed outside the Covington plant.
They claim the company is trying to short- change them when it comes to their pensions.
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SOT 14:57:55
IN Q=I'd like

((CLARENCE FARMER/WESTVACO RETIREES ASSOCIATION: I'D LIKE TO SEE WESTVACO GIVE RECOGNITION TO THE RETIREES AND SET DOWN AND TALK ABOUT THE DISPARITIES WITHIN THE PENSION PLAN. MAKE SOME ADJUSTMENT FOR THE FOLKS WHO REALLY REALLY REALLY NEED IT. ))
SUPER=01-Clarence Farmer/Westvaco Retirees Association;
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=need it
ANCHOR=Kimberly
SS=none


Company spokesman Robert Crockett says there are currently no plans to make adjustments to pension benefits.
He says the Westvaco Retirees Association has no formal relationship with the plant in Covington.

Metro-Ax


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=amo
TAPE#net (edit of 597-12)
GRAPHIC=accident


A Valley Metro bus made an unscheduled stop into northwest Roanoke home yesterday.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Witnesses say the bus hit a utility pole, then a tree, before plowing into this home on Troutland Avenue.
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SOT 0:17:44
IN Q=I run outside

((PHILLIP CARDWELL/RESIDENT: I RUN OUTSIDE, TRYING TO GET THEM OUT OF THE BUS, KNOWING THAT MY FAMILY WAS SAFE. THE BUS DRIVER, HE WAS STILL TRYING TO START IT, OR STEER THE BUS. HE SAID HE BLACKED OUT. I GUESS BY THE GRACE OF GOD WE WERE SAVED. ))
SUPER=01-Phillip Cardwell/Resident;
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=we were saved.
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VO-NAT


The driver, Charles Saunders says he blacked out after feeling sick.
Linda Ferris, a passenger, managed to grab the steering wheel and pull the driver's foot off the accelator.
None of the passengers on the bus was injured...so far charges have not been filed.
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VOLUNTEER-SUMMIT


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


The speeches on volunteerism end today in Philadelphia.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Philadelphia, PA;


Now, those attending the summit say the work begins to "keep the fires of inspiration burning."
Yesterday an all star cast of dignitaries joined the President at Independence Hall.
The Summit's goal is to inspire volunteerism and improve the lives of at least two million children by the year 2000.
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P-Drug-Lab


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#97-12
GRAPHIC=Drug Bust


The suspects are pleading guilty-- after a high- tech drug lab concealed by an old tobacco barn is busted.
It was the largest, most sophisticated drug lab in the mid-Atlantic.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Franklin Co./August 1996


But you'd never know it from the outside.
The high- tech operation was concealed by a century- old tobacco barn piled high with hay bales.
SUPER=04-DEA Videotape


Drug Enforcement Agents-- armed with a warrant for the residence eventually discovered the laboratory-- with their sense of smell.
Yesterday the brains behind the lab owned up to their roles.
One of the players has been the subject of D-E-A scrutiny since the 19-80's.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=Legal Scales


They pleaded guilty to various charges related to manufacturing amphetamine, marijuana, conspiracy, money laundering and firearms possession.

Plane-Emergency


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#net (edit of:from 597-11 net-f)
GRAPHIC=none


Engine trouble forced a Continental Airlines jet to make an emergency landing at Roanoke Regional Airport yesterday afternoon.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Passengers celebrated when the Boeing 737 touched down shortly before noon.
Flying from Newark, New Jersey to Atlanta, Georgia the plane was diverted to Roanoke after pilots shut down one of the engines as a precaution.
Passengers praised the crew, but admitted some tense moments as the plane made its approach.
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SOT
IN Q=I'm not ready to die yet

((SUSAN MORAN/PASSENGER: I'M NOT READY TO DIE YET. I WANT TO WAIT A LITTLE BIT. I HAVE THREE CHILDREN AND EIGHT GRANDCHILDREN AND I DON'T WANT TO LEAVE THEM YET. I THINK GOD WAS ON MY SIDE.)) ((MARK COURTNEY/AIRPORT SPOKESMAN:))
SUPER=01-Susan Moran/Passenger; :00
SUPER=01-Mark Courtney/Airport Spokesman; :14
RUNS=:24
OUT Q=fly and land safely on one engine.
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VO-NAT


Most of the passengers on the Continental flight continued their travels on U-S Airways.
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Leopard


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


Near Oklahoma City last night, police shot and killed a leopard that mauled a woman to death at a wildlife sanctuary.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Luther, OK;


The leopard attacked the 52- year- old woman after escaping from its cage yesterday.
Heavily armed police searched for the cat all day long and last night even used night vision goggles to track it down.
Authorities say because the leopard had already killed one person, there was no attempt to take it alive.
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E-Hardee's


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#97-27
GRAPHIC=NONE


Hardee's has ordered up a 327-million dollar merger.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Los Angeles, CA;


The Nation's fourth largest hamburger chain will soon eat off the same plate as Carl's Junior, a popular chain from California.
SUPER=03-Raleigh, NC;


Hardee's will remain headquartered in North Carolina.
The merger will result in some job losses at Hardee's, but not many because the chains have little overlap.
Hardee's popular breakfast items will stay on the menu.
But Carl's charbroiled sandwiches will lead lunch and dinner.
Hardee's outlets will soon have both Hardee's and Carl's logos.
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E-roanoke-symphony


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=afr
TAPE#97-26
GRAPHIC=Symphony


David Wiley completed his first year leading the Roanoke Symphony last night-- and the night was recorded for posterity.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Wiley got his hands dirty-- He played harpsichord in an eleven person performance before intermission.
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SOT
IN Q=hey, we've been sold

((JOYCE KERNODLE/ROANOKE SYMPHONY: HEY, WE'VE BEEN SOLD OUT, LIKE I SAID EARLIER, THE PUBLIC HAS REALLY ACCEPTED DAVID WILEY WITH OPEN ARMS AND I HAVE NEVER HEARD OUR ORCHESTRA PLAY BETTER. )) ((15 SECONDS OF MUSIC))
SUPER=01-Joyce Kernodle/Roanoke Symphony; :00
RUNS=:27
OUT Q=Nat Sound MUSIC
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VO-NAT


The stage got a little more crowded after intermission.
The Symphony and Choral society joined forces with Choirs from Liberty University and Virginia Tech.
The 350 member group performed Beethoven's Symphony Number Nine last night.
The piece was recorded for the group's first compact disc.
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SOT 7:40:35
IN Q=it's an exciting

((BONITA HYMAN/GUEST SOLOIST: IT'S AN EXCITING PIECE OF MUSIC-- AND THE FOURTH MOVEMENT IN PARTICULAR IS EXCITING AND FULL OF LIFE AND ENERGY. ))
SUPER=01-Bonita Hyman/Guest Soloist;
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=life and energy
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VO-NAT


The C-D will be released this summer.
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4-Scores


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


In sports,
The Utah Jazz completed their first-ever playoff sweep by dispatching the Los Angeles Clippers 104-to-92.
For last night's scores from the diamond and the hardwood let's check the boards.
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WIPE TO SCORES
SUPER=#556
SUPER=X5028;
SUPER=0096-j/New York/104//Charlotte/95//Knicks Win Series 3-0//L.A.

Clippers/92/j/Utah/104///;
SUPER=X5010;
SUPER=0091-/Texas/8/j/Milwaukee/14////Seattle/5/j/N.Y. Yankees/6///;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0092-j/Pittsburgh/9//Philadelphia/4//12 Innings//San

Diego/9/j/Florida/12///;
SUPER=x5009;
SUPER=0092-j/New York/15//Cincinnati/2////Los Angeles/0/j/Atlanta/14//Glavine

Now 4 & 0/;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0092-/Montreal/2/j/Chicago/5////San Francisco/2/j/St. Louis/5///;
SUPER=x5009;
SUPER=0092-j/Colorado/7//Houston/6///;
RUNS=:42
OUT Q=....last score."

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