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ANCHOR=Connie

Coming up on NEWS 7 at SIX:
An accident in Roanoke County has kept police and rescue workers busy this afternoon.
The aftermath continues in the accident that left a seven year old Christiansburg girl dead-- she was thrown from the bed of a pickup truck.
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VO-NAT


And-- the federal government is withholding anti-pollution funds from Virginia.
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ANCHOR=Connie



Sports-Head


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#Headline
GRAPHIC=NONE


And coming up, Bill Elliott leads second round qualifying at Michigan two members of the Stanley Cup champion Detroit Red Wings are in a hospital after a wreck last night.
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VO-NAT ENG#


And the Chicago Bulls win the N-B-A championship with a win over Utah last night in Chicago.
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WX-Head
TALENT=Andrew
SS=None


The Rain thins out and eventually ends tonight.
And your Father's Day forecast is looking golden.
The details are coming up.

Salem-Ax


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=6p
WRITER=dse
TAPE#=97-21
GRAPHIC=Accident


Good Evening, I'm Connie Stevens sitting in for Eric Earnhart.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


There's been a collision at the intersection of Lost Hollow Drive and Catawba Valley Drive in Roanoke County.
A car apparently collided with a truck about two hours ago.
Three people were sent to a nearby hospital. There's no word yet on the extent of their injuries.
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ANCHOR=Connie
SS=none


Traffic in the area is backed up about two miles on the northbound lane.

DEQ-Folo


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#=97-45
GRAPHIC=none


As it threatened, the federal government is now withholding anti-pollution money from Virginia.
The Environmental Protection Agency is keeping more than a million dollars in funds, until there's more investigation into the reorganization of the state Department of Environmental Quality.
The D-E-Q laid off 29 managers this spring,
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File; :

including computer experts involved in filing reports to the E-P-A on industry pollution.
New jobs were created, for which they could apply.
A D-E-Q spokesman says the agency is now working to fulfill the E-P-A requests for information-- dating back to 19-94.
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Pickup-Kid


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=6p
WRITER=sta
TAPE#=97-28
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


According to published reports Montgomery County officials have charged an Elliston man with involuntary manslaughter...
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VO-NAT
SUPER=04-File Tape;

use file tape from 97-34 Mont. Ax folo; 597-25, 5-Trucks-Belt for a car accident that left a 7-year old girl dead.
Christopher Fisher was driving a pick-up truck along route 460 when he crashed into another car about three weeks ago.
Samantha Rentch was thrown from the bed of the truck when the accident happened.
She died at the scene.
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ANCHOR=Connie
SS=none


Police also charged Fisher with drunk driving shortly after the accident.

Southwest-Meeting


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=Six
WRITER=Dal
TAPE#=97-35
GRAPHIC=none


Residents of a Roanoke neighborhood hope to make their decreasing crime rate a growing trend.
Over the years residents on Day and Marshall Avenues have worked to clean up the community.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


The effort is spreading to Elm Avenue where residents hope to get neighbors and businesses involved in the take back the neighborhood effort.
Management of the Village Store is trying to keep their lot clean and stop the loitering.
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SOT 13:01:09
IN Q=we usually make

((DIPEN SHAH/THE VILLAGE STORE: WE USUALLY MAKE ROUNDS EVERY 15 TO 20 MINUTES JUST TO MAKE SURE NOBODY'S HANGING AROUND THE PLACES WE CAN SEE FROM INSIDE THE STORE. IF THERE IS ANYBODY WE ASK THEM TO LEAVE.)) ((WILL BROWN/OLD SOUTHWEST RESIDENT: BASICALLY THE LAUNDROMAT BEHIND ME CLEANED UP SO THE PEOPLE WHO NEED IT CAN USE IT AND NOT BE AFRAID TO GO INTO IT.))
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SUPER=01-Will Brown/Old Southwest Resident; 13
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In a meeting today residents talked about recruiting members for a neighborhood watch.
They also say people can help police fight crime by taking license plate numbers of suspected drug dealers.
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SOT 14:47:31
IN Q=they've only

((RAY BARROSSE/OLD SOUTHWEST RESIDENT: THEY'VE ONLY GOT SO MANY PEOPLE WORKING AND I THINK WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE IF WE'RE SUPPORTIVE OF OUR POLICE DEPARTMENT.))
SUPER=01-Ray Barrosse/Old Southwest Resident;
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These residents hope by uniting they will make their community unfriendly to criminals.
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Chatham-Hill


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=Six
WRITER=Dal
TAPE#=97-42
GRAPHIC=Housing


Residents of Roanoke's Chatham Hills Apartments say living there has become a health risk.
They say they've been waiting for months, even years for maintenance workers to make repairs to buildings and appliances.
Denise Allen has more.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00
SUPER=01-Joyce Gardner/Resident; :20
SUPER=01-Shakeba McMillan/Resident; :52
SUPER=01-Anita Powell/Resident; 1:00
SUPER=@Denise2; 1:21
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((Joyce Gardner says she's been trying to get her bathroom repaired since she moved in to Chatham Hills Apartments nearly two years ago.
But the plumbing problems became more urgent in December when water started seeping out from underneath the walls.
She says she's going to withhold her rent until the repairs are made.
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SOT 10:31:33
IN Q=they want to

((JOYCE GARDNER/RESIDENT: THEY WANT TO TAKE ME TO COURT WHEN I OWE THEM MONEY. I'M GOING TO TAKE THEM TO COURT THIS MONTH CAUSE THERE'S NO SENSE IN THIS. ALL I ASKED THEM IS TO DO SOMETHING WITH THIS WATER.))
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OUT Q=WITH THIS WATER


Other residents from the four buildings that make up the Chatham Hills Apartment complex have had similar complaints.
They say these steps have been in dangerous disrepair for nearly four months.
Shakeba Macmillan and her son have lived here six months and still she says she's waiting for maintenance to repair holes in the wall, bathroom fixtures and the stove--only one out of four burners works.
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SOT 11:12:58
IN Q=I've called

((SHAKEBA MACMILLAN/RESIDENT: I'VE CALLED. I'VE GIVEN THEM COMPLAINTS. I TOOK IT TO LEGAL AIDE AND THAT'S WHEN THEY CAME AND PUT EYES IN HERE BUT THEY NEVER GOT THEM WORKING.))
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OUT Q=GOT THEM WORKING
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SOT 10:57:36
IN Q=NOT FIXING

((NOT FIXING THE APARTMENTS UP TO WHERE PEOPLE CAN LIVE ACCORDINGLY IN A FASHION TO WHERE THEY'RE PROUD TO PAY THEIR RENT TO LIVE IN A FASHION WHERE THEY DON'T FEEL LIKE THEY'RE COMING HOME TO A WAR ZONE.))
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OUT Q=A WAR ZONE


Shakeba Mcmillan says she's going to try to get out of her lease.
While Joyce Gardner says this apartment is affordable and located close to her two jobs so she's going to fight to get the repairs done.
Hall and Associates is in charge of renting the property.
The company has referred all comments to the property manager.
And he is out of town.
Denise Allen News 7.))

Ironto-Folo


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=Six
WRITER=Dal
TAPE#=97-29
GRAPHIC=Murder Investigation


The evidence is mounting against a Roanoke man accused of murder.
33-year-old Livingston "Bud" Pritchett was arrested last month on capital murder and robbery charges.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Montgomery Co./April 30;


Pritchett is accused of robbing and shooting 57 year old Estel (ES-tull) Singleton at the Ironto rest stop in April.
According to published reports-- a search warrant filed in Montgomery County Circuit Court stated that forensic tests matched the bullet found in Singleton's body-- to the gun authorities recovered in Pritchett's hotel room.
The warrant was filed to get a blood sample from Pritchett.
Authorities say there appeared to be blood on the pistol.
Test will be done to determine if it IS blood and whether or not it's the victim's.
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Tease#1

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ANCHOR=Connie
SS=NONE


Up next on News 7 at Six, find out what your boss's salary is by surfing the internet.
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And, two new additions to the Botetourt County police force are doing their part to sniff out crime.
But, first we check in with Andrew for an update on your weekend weather.
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ANCHOR=Andrew

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K-9


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=6p
WRITER=jsu
TAPE#=97-39
GRAPHIC=none


Two new additions to the Botetourt County Sheriff's Department are "sniffing" out drug dealers.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;


Ace, a yellow labrador retriever, and Argo, a german shepherd, are on the prowl and helping deputies in Botetourt County crack down on drug trafficking.
In their first few months on the job, the dogs have helped officers find illegal narcotics.
Officer Mark Moran says the dogs will help the department nab more criminals.
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((MARK MORAN/K-9 UNIT: THERE'S ALWAYS AN INCREASING DRUG PROBLEM..DRUGS ARE GOING UP AND DOWN THE INTERSTATE ROADS DAILY. I FEEL LIKE IT WILL CURB DRUG USE THROUGH THIS COUNTY ))
SUPER=01-Mark Moran/Botetourt Co. K-9 Unit;
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OUT Q=through this county
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ANCHOR=Connie
SS=none


The Sheriff's Department bought the dogs with money confiscated from drug dealers.

WebWatch


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=eea
TAPE#WebWatch
GRAPHIC=Web Watch


Ever wonder how much your boss makes?
If you work for one of the nation's top 800 publicly held companies, you can check out their paycheck on-line.
Eric Earnhart has more in this week's edition of WebWatch.
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IN Q=Forbes Magazine's
SUPER=@File
RUNS=1:05
OUT Q=EE., News 7


((Forbes Magazine's Digital Tool site has a search engine that lists the salaries of the nation's top 800 companies.
Type in the company name, and the site lists the CEO, his compensation package, and where he ranks financially in that business category.

You can't sneak onto a space shuttle, but NASA says a Delaware teen did the next best thing, hacking into their web site.
The teen allegedly got into the site for the Marshall Space Flight Center, posting messages that called government officials "extremely stupid".
His computer has been confiscated.

Here's an unusual site we've uncovered...
It's John F. Kennedy's last will and testament.
The Suffolk County Register of Probate put up the document to mark the anniversary of Kennedy's birth, 80 years last month.
To find out more about our 35th President, and to visit the other sites we've featured, click on webwatch at the WDBJ-7 home page, at WWW-dot-WDBJ7-dot-com.
Eric Earnhart, News7))

Tease2


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=6p
WRITER=sta
TAPE#=none
GRAPHIC=


Coming up next on News 7 at Six...
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VO-NAT


a campaign gets underway to protect farmers trying to keep their business in the family.
That story and more when News 7 at Six returns.



Death-Tax


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=6p
WRITER=sta
TAPE#=97-26
GRAPHIC=Taxes


Farming is often a family business, but it's getting more and more difficult to keep it all in the family. In some cases large estate taxes or inheritance taxes levied on farms leave the new owners unable to continue the family business.
But, one group of farmers is trying to change all of that.
Stacey Martin has the story.
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IN Q=Richard Jeter just
SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.; :00
SUPER=01-Richard Jeter/Farmer; :14
SUPER=01-Ned Jeter/5th Generation Farmer; :55
SUPER=@Stacey1; 1:35
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((
Richard Jeter just celebrated his 80th birthday last month. After a lifetime of hard work, he is concerned about the future of his family farm.
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SOT 13.09.34 - 13.09.49
IN Q=This part of

((RICHARD JETER/FARMER; THIS PART OF THE COUNTY IS HIGH PRICED LAND. AND, THEY PUT THE PRICE ON IT WHERE IT SEEMS TO ME IT'S KIND OF IMPOSSIBLE. YOU COULDN'T FARM IT FOR WHAT THEY PRICE IT FOR.))
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OUT Q=price it for.


The "price" he's talking about is the assessment for the estate tax--money that must be paid to the federal government once a farm is handed down from one generation to the next.
Currently, farmers can take a 600,000 dollar exemption, but for many that's not enough--they end up selling much of their land in order to pay the tax, leaving them in some cases unable to continue the family business.
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SOT 13.03.10 - 13.03.30
IN Q=It just doesn't

((NED JETER/5TH GENERATION FARMER; IT JUST DOESN'T SEEM RIGHT FOR SOMEONE, LET'S SAY A FARMER TO LIVE HIS WHOLE LIFE AND PAY THE TAXES AND KEEP THE FARM UP AND THEN AT HIS DEATH FOR A FARM TO BE PASSED ON TO SOMEONE ELSE FOR A BIG TAX TO HIT WHEN TAXES HAVE BEEN PAID OVER THE YEARS ON THE FARM. IT JUST DOESN'T SEEM RIGHT.))
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OUT Q=doesn't seem right


Ned Jeter and other area farmers are hoping to challenge the current legislation.
They're leading the "Kill the Death Tax Campaign," a letter-writing effort that's now nationwide.
The new budget passed by President Clinton and the Republican Congress already includes an effort to reform the estate tax, but many farmers say that's not good enough and more needs to be done.
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IN Q=June 30th is

((STACEY MARTIN/REPORTING; JUNE 30TH IS THE DEADLINE TO SUBMIT THE LETTERS, AFTER THAT FARMERS SAY THEY PLAN TO TAKE THEIR CAMPAIGN TO WASHINGTON WHERE THEY'LL ASK THEIR CONGRESSMEN TO NOT JUST REFORM THE ESTATE TAX BUT GET RID OF IT ALTOGETHER. STACEY MARTIN NEWS 7, BOTETOURT COUNTY.))
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ANCHOR=Connie
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For more information on this campaign, contact your local Farm Bureau or the American Farm Bureau Federation.

Sports Tease


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#Tease
GRAPHIC=NONE


And coming up, The Bulls win another N-B-A title last night but the question is whether the team will be together next year.
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And the University of Virginia received the largest gift in school history this afternoon.
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S-Bulls


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S6-27
GRAPHIC=NBA FINALS


Last night at the United Center in Chicago, The Bulls won their fifth N-B-A title beating the Utah Jazz 90 to 86 in the sixth game of the finals.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Chicago, IL/NBC SPORTS; :


This time it was a Michael Jordan pass that clinched the win. He throws it to guard Steve Kerr who hits a jumper with five seconds remaining to give the Bulls the lead.
Then when Utah tried to get the ball in play Scottie Pippen dives for it on
SUPER=32-Chicago/90/Utah/86/;the floor and pushes it to Tony Kukoc who goes

in for the slam Chicago wins back to back titles beating Utah 90 to 86.
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((STEVE KERR/HIT WINNING SHOT: )) ((JERRY SLOAN/UTAH HEAD COACH: ))
SUPER=01-Steve Kerr/Hit Winning Shot; :00
SUPER=01-Jerry Sloan/Utah Head Coach; :
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OUT Q=........Bulls did."
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S-Future


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S7-3
GRAPHIC=Chicago Bulls


The Bulls have the weekend to enjoy their fifth N-B-A championship then its back to business.
The Organization must decide if its going to keep head coach Phil Jackson, Jordan, Scottie Pippen and Dennis Rodman for another run at their sixth championship.
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IN Q="I think...

((MICHAEL JORDAN/FINALS MVP: )) ((SCOTTIE PIPPEN/BULLS FORWARD: ))
SUPER=01-Michael Jordan/Finals M-V-P; :00
SUPER=01-Scottie Pippen/Bulls Forward; :25
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OUT Q=..........us together."
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S-UVA


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S7-4
GRAPHIC=UVA Football


A big day for the University of Virginia Clinch Valley College, the University's only branch.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Charlottesville; :


This afternoon the University of Virginia announced that Carl W. Smith a native of Wise, Virginia and Alumnus of U-V-A made a gift of 25 million to the University.
2-Million goes to Clinch Valley for a football facility on its campus. The remainder of the money will be used for a 16-thousand seat addition to Scott Stadium.
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((GEORGE WELSH/UVA HEAD FOOTBALL COACH: )) ((TERRY HOLLAND/UVA ATHLETIC DIRECTOR: ))
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SUPER=01-Terry Holland/UVA Athletic Director; :19
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ANCHOR=Roy
SS=Hold Logo


The gift is the largest in the history of U-V-A and Clinch Valley.

S-Hockey


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S7-5
GRAPHIC=NHL LOGO


Two members of the Stanley Cup Detroit Red Wings are fighting for their lives today.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Royal Oak, MI; :


Vladimir Konstantinov and Slav Fetisov were injured last night when the limousine they were riding hit a tree. They're in a Michigan hospital listed in critical condition.
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((DR. JAMES ROBBINS/BEAUMONT HOSPITAL: ))
SUPER=01-Dr. James Robbins/Beaumont Hospital; :
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S-Qualify


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=NONE


Bill Elliott led second round qualifying at Michigan for tomorrow's Miller 400.
He will start 26-th after posting a speed of 183 point 192 miles per hour. Now here's positions 26 through 48.
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WIPE TO QUALIFYING
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SUPER=X5013;
SUPER=0107-26. Bill Elliott/183.192/27. Ward Burton//28 Billy Standridge//29.

David Green//30. Ken Schrader//;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0107-31. Rick Wilson//32. Jerry Nadeau//33. Kenny Wallace//34. Ricky

Rudd//35. Brett Bodine//;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0107-36. Lake Speed//37. Hut Stricklin//38. Michael Waltrip//39. Mike

Wallace//40. Morgan Shepherd//;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0107-41. Derrike Cope//42. John Andretti//43. Ed Berrier//44. Darrell

Waltrip//45. Kyle Petty//;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0107-46. Greg Sacks//47. Garry Bradberry//48. Rick Mast//;
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