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E-Bedford-Ax

ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=afr
TAPE#97-43
GRAPHIC=Fatal Accident


A Bedford man is facing a number of charges following a fatal hit and run accident last night.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bedford Co.;'


Forty-one- year- old Howard Johnson was struck and killed as he rode his bike on Route 4-60.
Authorities searched for more than an hour for a green Ford spotted by witnesses.
A short while later they arrested John Scott.
He has been charged with involuntary manslaughter, hit and run and driving with a suspended license.
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Hotel-Fire


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=fatal fire

10:03:48
At least 74 people were killed this morning when a fire swept through a 30 story beach resort south of Bangkok.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Pattaya, Thailand;


The blaze started on the ground floor of the hotel and within one hour it had swept up the stairwells to the top of the building.
Many of the victims found themselves trapped behind locked fire exits.
Rescuers used ropes to pull hotel guests to safety.
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E-GE


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#97-32
GRAPHIC=General Electric


Workers at Salem's General Electric plant returned to work today after some confusion yesterday about their jobs.
Len Besthoff explains.
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IN Q=GE management
SUPER=03-Salem; :00
SUPER=01-Les Brown/GE Employee; :15
SUPER=01-Kyle Gravely/GE Employee; :38
SUPER=04-Wednesday; :51
SUPER=@Len1; 57
RUNS=1:08
OUT Q=LB, News-7.

((ge cover
GE management told at least several dozen production workers that 160 layoffs were on the way...pre pro list that, in addition to a limited workforce for a two week period, and a one day plant shutdown.
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SOT 15:59:19
IN Q=The 18th

(( ))
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=five- fifty.

more cover
Employees say a few hours later though, the company backtracked on the layoffs and maybe the other moves as well, leaving workers wondering, who's in charge here?
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SOT 15:11:04 ge today tape
IN Q=Well it's kinda

(( ))
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=was laid off.

shots plant or ratification wednesday
This ironically comes on the heels of the ratification of a new contract by GE union workers.
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SOT 18:06:29 ge today tape
IN Q=Now GE says

(( ))
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=LB News7.

))

Rifle


ANCHOR=
NEWSCAST=
WRITER=
TAPE#
GRAPHIC=


Some new questions are being raised about the rifle believed to have killed Martin Luther King.
A judge in Memphis says an expert has found that the bullet that killed the civil rights leader doesn't match some bullets fired from the alleged murder weapon in May.
The expert was hired by lawyers for James Earl Ray, who are hoping to get him a new trial. He's been in prison for the 1968 slaying after confessing to it, but he later recanted.
They're asking for a new round of tests -- and they want the test bullets fired by the F-B-I soon after King's death to be turned over for examination.
Those requests are the subject of a hearing today in Memphis, Tennessee.

P-bosnia


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=amo
TAPE#597-27
GRAPHIC=bosnia peacekeepers


Bosnian Serbs have boosted security around their senior officials. They're trying to stop NATO- peacekeeping forces from seizing any more war crime suspects.
Yesterday one indicted soldier was killed and another captured in a shootout with British troops.
Some soldiers from Danville had warned their families the situation there was heating up.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Danville/Last Month;


When David Jones was home on leave last month, he told his father there was more going on in Bosnia, than most people on U-S soil realize.
Bobby Jones says hearing about yesterday's shooting makes him want to cry.
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SOT
IN Q=

(( ))
SUPER=01-Bobby Jones/Soldier's Father;
RUNS=:19
OUT Q=catching hell.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bosnia;


Major Tom Wilkinson of the National Guard does NOT believe the Danville troops were involved in the incident.
But Jones says his son's job has been delivering mail and supplies to British troops, stationed near the shootout.
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Turbulance


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


The food went flying and so did passengers aboard an American Airlines flight
flying from Seattle to New York. (----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Denver, CO/Yesterday;


The 7-57 hit an air pocket yesterday and plummeted hundreds of feet in seconds.
Those not buckled in slammed into the ceiling.
Twenty-two were sent to hospitals after the plane made a safe emergency landing in Denver.
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SOT
2 sot 4:08:56-03 and 4:09:03-08
IN Q=Fortunately we had our....
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=crashed into another plane.
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VO-NAT


The injuries included cuts, scrapes, bruises and sore necks.
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WIPE/WIPE/WIPE

TWA


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=WIPE/WIPE/WIPE
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


With less than one week until the one year anniversary of the crash of T-W-A flight 800, F-B-I investigator plan to conduct new tests to try to determine what brought down the 7-47.
SUPER=03-Washington, DC;


Investigators will try to duplicate conditions on the doomed flight.
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Campbell-Deputy


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=legal scales


A Campbell County sheriff's deputy has been suspended from the force after his arrest on a "peeping Tom" charge yesterday.
Twenty-six- year- old Timothy Eric Bradley was arrested in his home at the Lighthouse Apartment complex.
A resident told police after hearing a loud noise she went outside and recognized Bradley as the man looking into her bedroom.
Sheriff Robert Maxey suspended Bradley with pay while an internal investigation is conducted.
Bradley has worked as a corrections officer at the Campbell County jail for the last four years.

Optical-Cable


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=12pm
WRITER=jsu
TAPE#97-39
GRAPHIC=optical cable


Optical Cable Corporation is expanding its business to South Korea.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


A formal agreement was signed today between the HongJong(HONG-JUNE) HiTech Corporation and Optical Cable.
The South Korean Company will purchase tight buffered fiber optical cables from the company.
President and C-E-O of Optical Cable Robert Kopstein says this will bring South Korea into the next century in data communication.
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SOT 10:51:08
IN Q=All those countries

((ROBERT KOPSTEIN/PRESIDENT & CEO OPTICAL CABLE: ALL THOSE COUNTRIES ARE LOOKING TO BE VERY, VERY SUCCESSFUL AND STRONG IN THE FUTURE AND THEY SEE THE ONLY WAY THEY CAN DO THAT BY HAVING THE SAME PRODUCTIVITY YOU FIND HER IN THE U.S..AND HAVE MUCH COMPUTER AUTOMATION AND QUICK EASY COMMUNICATION IN ORDER TO ACCOMPLISH THAT ))
SOT 10:47:07
IN Q=Korea has

((TAE-CHIN SONG/PRESIDENT HONGJOONG HITECH: KOREA HAS VERY GOOD POTENTIAL MARKET ))
SUPER=01-Robert Kopstein/Optical Cable President; :00
SUPER=01-Tae-Chin Song/President HongJoong HiTech; :17
RUNS=:19
OUT Q=potential market
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=hold


Optical Cable hopes to expand its product to other Asian countries as well.

AIDS-kiss


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=AIDS


A deep kiss has turned into a nightmare for an Atlanta woman.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says a woman contracted the AIDS virus through a kiss.
But the agency stresses the virus was spread through blood not Saliva.
Hank Plante reports.
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SOT
IN Q=
SUPER=01-David Boyer/STOP AIDS Project; :11
SUPER=01-Pat Christian/San Francisco AIDS Foundation; 1:01
SUPER=01-Hank Plante/Reporting;
RUNS=1:38
OUT Q=for CBS NEws.



Clinton


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=clinton


President Clinton is the first U-S President to visit Romania in more than 20 years.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bucharest, Romania;


He arrived in the former Soviet bloc country this morning following a 20-hour visit in Poland.
Mr. Clinton is expected to outline his proposal for a "strategic partnership" plan to help Romania meet the requirements to join NATO.
Earlier this week during the NATO summit in Madrid President Clinton kept Romania from joining the alliance.
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TENET


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


The United States has a new spy chief.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;

4:06:09
The Senate last night confirmed George Tenet as director of the C-I-A.
A Justice Department investigation into his personal finances had bogged down his nomination.
Tenet has been acting director since December.
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P-Foster


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#597-22
GRAPHIC=O.S. Foster


The man who served five terms as Roanoke County's Sheriff has died.
State Trooper O-S Foster first campaigned in 19-67 and served 20 years as Sheriff.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Salem/1972


Foster was a competitive Republican politician.
He devoted much of his career in law enforcement to upgrading requirements for his deputies and enhancing their public image.
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SOT 5:40
IN Q=My personal

((O.S. FOSTER/ROANOKE CO. SHERIFF/MAY 16, 1972: MY PERSONAL OPINION IS THAT THE LAW-ABIDING CITIZEN HAS GREATER RESPECT FOR POLICE OFFICERS THAN IT EVER HAS IN THE HISTORY OF OUR COUNTRY. BY THE SAME TOKEN, I THINK THE RADICAL AND THE CRIMINAL ELEMENT PROBABLY HAS LESS RESPECT THAN IT'S EVER HAD. ))
SUPER=10-O. S. Foster/Roanoke Co. Sheriff/May 16, 1972;
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=it's ever had.
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VO-NAT


Foster retired ten years ago, after county voters rejected a referendum to transform the Sheriff's Office into an independent police department.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=HOLD


O-S Foster died Wednesday-- he was 68.

P-Radar-Patrol


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=THa
TAPE#597-23
GRAPHIC=none


A speed trap in Montgomery County may not be what it looks like.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.;


Sheriff Doug Marrs is using a "dummy" dressed in a deputy's uniform to crack down on speeding.
He says speeding is the biggest complaint his office receives.
Yesterday was the mannequin deputy's first day on the job.
He spent the afternoon running radar just outside Christiansburg.
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19:04:01
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IN Q=I want

((DOUG MARRS/MONTGOMERY CO. SHERIFF:I WANT THE PEOPLE IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY TO REALIZE THAT EVEN THOUGHT THEY SEE THE DEPUTY AND CAN START RECOGNIZING THE DUMMY DEPUTY, THAT DOESN'T MEAN THAT THERE WON'T BE ANOTHER DEPUTY DOWN THE ROAD A LITTLE FURTHER SOMEWHERE. ))
SUPER=01-Doug Marrs/Montgomery Co. Sheriff; :00
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=somewhere.
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VO-NAT


Sheriff Marrs says the concept has been used for a number of years in other states and appears to be working.
The "dummy" deputy cost about 300- dollars.
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P-Gambling-Hotline


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=equ
TAPE#597-26
GRAPHIC=va lottery


Six Virginians have already called.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


The new General Assembly-mandated gambling hotline is just now starting to appear on lottery tickets.
But the Texas Council on Problem and Compulsive Gambling that fields the calls says the first round of callers heard about it through the media.
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SOT 15:57:44
IN Q=The Texas Council

((ED SCARBOROUGH/VIRGINIA LOTTERY: THE TEXAS COUNCIL REALLY DOES IT VERY WELL. AND THEY'RE ALSO PROVEN BECAUSE THEY'RE DOING IT FOR TEXAS AND THEY'RE DOING IT FOR MICHIGAN AND OTHER ORGANIZATIONS. I THINK, GETTING BACK TO THAT ISSUE OF BEING ABLE TO TALK TO SOMEBODY, THAT REALLY IS THE CRUX OF IT. BECAUSE THEY PROVIDE THE ACTIVE LISTENING SKILLS.))
SUPER=01-Ed Scarborough/Virginia Lottery;
RUNS=:16
OUT Q=listening skills.
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VO-NAT


The first callers already have a big complaint.
There are only five Gamblers Anonymous groups in Virginia to which hotline workers can refer them.
(XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX)

DISSOLVE TO PINNACLE
The hotline is open around the clock...call 1-888-532-3500
One note from the hotline: the number on your ticket is NOT a winning numbers line.
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E-Science-Values


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-38
GRAPHIC=None


The cloning of animals has sparked a number of ethical questions in the world of science.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg


Balancing scientific progress with values is the focus of a summer program at Randolph Macon Woman's College.
Fifteen high school students from around the country are learning not only HOW sheep are cloned, but WHY.
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SOT 4:15:22
IN Q=We'll be talking

((DR. ANN FABIRKIEWICZ/RMWC CHEMISTRY PROFESSOR: WE'LL BE TALKING ABOUT DOLLY AND WHY THEY MADE THE SHEEP AND HOW THEY MADE THE SHEEP AND WHERE THAT COULD LEAD MAYBE NEXT, STARTING TOMORROW AND GOING INTO MONDAY AND THEN TALKING ABOUT SOME OF THE MORE MEDICALLY- RELATED ETHICAL ISSUES.))
SUPER=01-Ann Fabirkiewicz/RMWC Chemistry Professor; :00
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=ethical issues.
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VO-NAT


The four-week course will also tackle issues like in-vitro fertilization and assisted suicide.
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E-Deerring


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=tbr
TAPE#Net
GRAPHIC=NONE


In Harrisonburg, a baby deer is sporting a new look and a North Carolina woman is facing charges of animal cruelty.
The woman apparently pierced the fawn's ears.
Bettie Phillips says she thought the animal would look pretty that way.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Harrisonburg;


Police found the deer in the back of her vehicle after receiving an anonymous tip.
Phillips says she came across the fawn on the side of the road last week and wanted to adopt it.
She said if it is okay to pierce a little girl's ears, it should be all right to pierce a deer's.
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WEATHER
SUPER=300-78/42/E 8/30.25F/96/1990/52/1963;
SUPER=301-78/43/Calm/30.25S/100/1876/50/1963;

Forecasts
SUPER=X5000;
SUPER=330-Mostly Clear/& Cool/55-59/Mostly Sunny/A Bit Warmer/85-89;
SUPER=331-Clear Skies/Light Winds/55-59/Sunny, with/Low Humidity/85-89;
SUPER=332-Clear Skies/Some Fog Late/55-59/Morning Fog/Then Sunny/82-86;
SUPER=333-Mostly Clear/Light Winds/55-59/Sunny &/Warmer/85-89;
SUPER=334-Mostly Clear/Fog Developing/55-59/Mostly/Sunny/82-86;
SUPER=X5001;


shell-building


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=mjo
TAPE#net (edit of 97-36)
GRAPHIC=None


A two- and- a- half- acre facility is going up in Blacksburg's industrial park thanks to the cooperations of three communities.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Blacksburg;


Together Blacksburg, Christiansburg and Montgomery County are constructing the largest industrial shell building in Virginia.
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10:28:10
SOT
IN Q=Most industrial

((LARRY LINKOUS/MONTGOMERY CO. INDUSTRIAL DEV. AUTH.: MOST INDUSTRIAL SITES DON'T HAVE THIS KIND OF VIEW. WE'RE PUTTING IN A BUILDING THAT IS FIRST CLASS IT'S GONNA BE A 108 THOUSAND SQUARE FEET, THE BIGGEST BUILDING IN VIRGINIA.))
SUPER=01-Larry Linkous/Mont. Co. Industrial Dev. Auth.;
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=in Virginia
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=None


The development group hopes to sell the building before it's completed.
That would allow the three communities to move forward with their next project-- a similar building in Christiansburg.

Hillcats


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#CL-97
GRAPHIC=HILLCATS/AVALANCHE


The Lynchburg Hillcats chalked up their sixth straight win against the Salem Avalanche last night.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Lynchburg/Avalanche vs. Hillcats;:00


This was another low scoring, tight game for the second straight evening.
With it scoreless in the fifth, the Hillcats load the bases and then get Mark Farris home on the fielder's choice that's hit to Elvis Pena. Cats lead 1-to-nothing.
Lynchburg would then get the benefit of a Salem fielding error at first base as Craig Wilson scores on this play.
SUPER=37-Salem/2/Lynchburg/3;


And the Hillcats beat salem 3-to-2. They'll wrap up their 3 games series tonight at 7.
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Danville


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#net (edit of S7-9)
GRAPHIC=BRAVES


The Danville Braves hosted the Princeton Devil Rays last night.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Danville; :00


Danville scores two runs in the third. Troy Cameron grounds out to third but still manages to get a teammate home on the fielder's choice. 2-to-1 Braves.
Then in the fourth, Anthony Brooks comes up with a sacrifice fly to center to get the 3rd run home.
SUPER=34-Princeton/1/Danville/6;


Danville goes on to beat Princeton 6 to 1.
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Cards


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#net (edit of S7-17)
GRAPHIC=Trading cards


The trading card collectors are out and Mike Stevens has a run down on this fall's Tech and U-V-a rookies.
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IN Q=NAT SOUND OPENING
SUPER=04-1996 Season; :00
SUPER=01-Tom Shelton/"Sports Line" Card Shop Owner; :16
SUPER=03-Daleville; :28
SUPER=@mike2; :45
RUNS=1:21
OUT Q=Mike Stevens, N7, Sports
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NAT SOUND
((Only about three companies have their 1997 cards in area shops at this time, but Jim Druckenmiller and Tiki Barber's first pro cards are already creating quite a stir. ((TOM SHELTON/SPORTSLINE - OWNER:)) TC-80644 IN -"2 OR 3... RUNS :12 OC...LAST YEAR
As a first round draft pick Druckenmiller is prized in the wallet size, even outside this part of the state. ((SHELTON:)) TC-80333 IN -"People like... RUNS :11 oc...real good."
If you're looking for Ronde Barber or Tech's Torrian Gray, your best bet is to check the Scoreboard company's 1997 draft pick cards, that can be bought anywhere from a card shop to a K-Mart.
But if you're after Cornell Brown you'll have to wait awhile. ((SHELTON:)) Mike Stevens, N7, Sports)) tc-80617 IN - "IF THEY PLAY... RUNS 12 OC...YOU SEE."