06:00-01

Mir

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


Some serious trouble aboard Mir this morning.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


The Russian space station has lost virtually all its power.
Mission Control says it happened when crewmembers accidentally disconnected a vital cable trying to fix and earlier malfunction. Everything from life support to communications has been cut on Mir.
The crew has been communicating with Mission Control from its escape capsule, which has independent systems.
At this point the two Russians and one American are said to be in no immediate danger.
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Columbia


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=WIPE WIPE WIPE
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VO-NAT


Meantime, it's homecoming day for the space shuttle Columbia.
The seven-member crew has spent the last 16 days in orbit conducting a variety of combustion experiments.
Good weather is forecasted for the touchdown which is scheduled to take place in less than an hour.
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VERSACE


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=murder investigation


An intense manhunt is on for suspected serial killer Andrew Cunanan
(koo-NA'-nin) who police call the only suspect in the murder of fashion

designer Gianni Versace (JAH'-nee vur-SAH'-chee).
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Miami Beach, FL;


The 50- year- old fashion designer was murdered on the steps of his Miami Beach mansion Tuesday morning.
In a truck believed to have been stolen by Cunanan investigators reportedly found bullets of the same caliber that killed Versace.
Cunanan is a suspect in four other killings.
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House-Fire


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tte
TAPE#97-46
GRAPHIC=lighting


Lightning reeked havoc on some area homes last night, leaving one Pittsylvania County family homeless after lightning set fire to their mobile home.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co.;


Joe (Broomfield) Brumfield lived here on Owens Mills Road with his wife and son.
It's been his home for 19 years.
Relatives and neighbors surrounded (Broomfield's) Brumfield's wife as rescue workers gave her oxygen.
Firefighters say the mobile home is a total loss.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=none


Apparently this wasn't the only fire sparked by lightning yesterday.
The Pittsylvania County fire department reports four others-
And in Lynchburg, officials say lighting sparked four house fire all between 1:30 and 2:00 yesterday afternoon.

E-Knowles


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=THa
TAPE#97-39
GRAPHIC=Knowles


Stitches were needed to patch convicted murderer Michael Knowles third and most serious attempt to hurt himself.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Christiansburg/Last Week;


The Christiansburg man, sentenced last week to life in prison for killing his wife, stabbed himself in the neck.
Sheriff's officials say the wound required a couple of stitches.
He apparently cut himself with part of the wrist band on his watch Monday morning.
During his jury trial he tried to cut his neck with part of a disposable razor.
And, just last week, he tried to stab himself with a pencil.
Knowles was taken to a state mental hospital.
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P-Trust


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#597-26
GRAPHIC=None


Roanoke's TRUST trouble center is bursting at the seams.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


But plans are under way for the facility to expand to the house next door.
The additional space will provide relief for overcrowding, but more demands for volunteers.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 10:42:55
IN Q=Our shelter at

((JANICE DINKINS/TRUST SHELTER DIRECTOR: OUR SHELTER AT TIMES IS FULL TO CAPACITY AND HAS BEEN REGULARLY FOR THE PAST MONTH TO SIX WEEKS. SO, THE VOLUNTEERS ARE REALLY UNDER A LOT OF STRESS TO DEAL WITH 13 TO 15 PEOPLE IN THE HOME AND TRY TO MONITOR THE HOTLINES. SO, WE NEED VOLUNTEERS RIGHT NOW. ))
SUPER=01-Janice Dinkins/TRUST Shelter Director;
RUNS=:17
OUT Q=volunteers right now
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VO-NAT


Dinkins says for the first time in the shelter's history, all of its programs will be housed together.
She says the purchase of the house and the renovation of BOTH buildings will cost 350-thousand dollars.
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ANCHOR=Kimberly
SS=None


The Trust shelter offers temporary housing to families and individuals in crisis.
The new building is expected to be fully operational in early 19-99.

E-Halifax-Drugs


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tte
TAPE#97-36
GRAPHIC=Drug Bust Cocaine


A man state police and investigators from three counties describe as a major drug source for our area is now behind bars.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Halifax Co.;


Forty-four- year- old Tonie Richmond of North Carolina is in Halifax County jail on 250-thousand dollars bond.
He faces charges of distributing cocaine after a team of investigators stopped him on a Richmond road Tuesday night.
They seized his truck, several grams of cocaine, and guns from his mobile home.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 5:19:13
IN Q=The guys attacked it

((MAJOR RAY LINK/HALIFAX CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT: THE GUYS ATTACKED IT WITH SUCH FORCE, THE VEHICLE, THAT IT WOULDN'T HAVE BEEN WISE FOR HIM TO TRY TO RESIST ARREST. THE DRUG DOG THAT WE HAD UP THERE FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS HIT ON THE VEHICLE AND SNIFFED IT.))
SUPER=01-Major Ray Link/Halifax Co. Sheriff's Dept.;
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=sniffed it
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=HOLD


Link says Richmond has been a major cocaine supplier to Halifax and southern Virginia.

E-Fake-Goods


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=eea
TAPE#97-43
GRAPHIC=NONE


Buys that seem to good to be true often are.
People who bought some designer merchandise off the street at a good deal may want to take a second look.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Six people have been indicted for selling wholesale quantities of counterfeit merchandise at a Tazewell County Flea Market.
Agents confiscated two tractor trailer loads during a raid June first.
Investigators say the suspects were importing fake tags and logos and sewing them onto cheap merchandise.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 15:08:50
IN Q=among the items

(( AMONG THE LOGOS AND TRADEMARKS THAT WERE COUNTERFEITED, ARE NIKE, GUESS, TOMMY HILFIGER, CALVIN KLEIN, WALT DISNEY, POLO, TO NAME BUT A FEW.))
SUPER=01-Bob Crouch/U.S. Attorney;
RUNS=:16
OUT Q=name but a few
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VO-NAT


Some of the items can actually be dangerous.
The sunglasses are NOT shatter-proof, as required by law, and do not provide U-V protection.
Some of the merchandise will be destroyed, others will go to charity after the fake logos are altered.
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E-Stone-Knives


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-34
GRAPHIC=NONE


A Lynchburg man is carving out a niche of his own in modern medicine by looking to the Stone Age .
Steve Smallshaw has more on making scalpels the OLD fashioned way.
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SOT
IN Q=Armed only with
SUPER=03-Lynchburg; :00
SUPER=01-Errett Callahan/Anthropologist; :58
SUPER=@ssm1; 1:08
RUNS=1:33
OUT Q=News7, Lynchburg.

(( Armed only with a block of obsidian and replicas of ancient tools, anthropologist Errett Callahan is employing Stone Age technology to produce a modern medical marvel.
natsot 8:18:19

((THEN I HOLD MY BREATH AND PUSH DOWN.. THERE WE GO.))
RUNS=:07


Each push flakes off a thin slice of volcanic glass, about six inches long with edges that are more than a hundred times sharper than steel.
natsot cutting 8:46:00
RUNS=:02


Callahan then dulls down one edge of the knife, and leaves a small cutting blade on the other.. the finished product is almost identical to a modern surgical scalpel.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 8:19:03
IN Q=And doctors

((ERRETT CALLAHAN/ANTHROPOLOGIST: AND DOCTORS DON'T WANT A TOOL WHICH THEY HAVE TO RELEARN HOW TO HOLD, THEY WANT SOMETHING OF THE SAME LENGTH, WIDTH, THICKNESS AND CURVATURE OF THEIR TRADITIONAL SCALPELS AND THIS COMES PRETTY CLOSE TO THAT.))
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=close to that.


The prismatic blades, as they're called, sell to physicians for about 20 dollars apiece.. and there are no unsatisfied customers.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 8:29:03
IN Q=There's never been

((ERRETT CALLAHAN: THERE'S NEVER BEEN THE SLIGHTEST DRAWBACK TO ANY OF THE PIECES AS FAR AS BREAKING OR DAMAGING OR DULLING OR ANYTHING LIKE THAT. IT'S JUST A GOOD PRODUCT THAT'S SITTING THERE WAITING TO BE DISCOVERED.))
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=to be discovered.
(/////SOT/////)

Standup
IN Q=Some doctors

((Some doctors HAVE discovered the prismatic blades.. in fact, the Callahans physician here in Lynchburg used one to deliver their daughter eight years ago. But without extensive research, many doctors apparently are reluctant to try them.))
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=to try them.


Those who HAVE used them say the prismatic blade cuts more cleanly, leaving less of a scar.
In his quiet workshop, Errett Callahan continues to make them.. waiting for 20th century doctors to catch up with a 2500- year- old tool.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg.))

space-station


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


The problem plagued Mir space station has lost virtually all its power.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


Mission Control in Moscow says it happened this morning when crewmembers accidentally disconnected a vital cable trying to fix and earlier malfunction.
Everything from life support to communications has been cut off on Mir.
Crew members have reconnected the cable and are working now to restore power.
The crew has been communicating with Mission Control from its escape capsule, which has independent systems.
The two Russians and one American are said to be in no immediate danger.
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shuttle


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=wipe/wipe/wipe
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VO-NAT


Mir's problems and the U-S space buggy on Mars nearly eclipsed Columbia's mission.
The shuttle and its seven-member crew are scheduled to land at the Kennedy Space Center within the hour after spending 16 days in orbit.
The astronaut-scientists reaped bonus results on more than half their 33 laboratory experiments, ranging from setting fires to testing spinach.
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twa


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


Today marks the one-year anniversary of the T-W-A flight eight-hundred disaster off the coast of Long Island, New York.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-New York, NY;

4:12;39
Yesterday, a memorial service was held by T-W-A employees to remember their co-workers and loved ones who were among the 230 people killed when the plane exploded.
A glass and stone monument designed by a T-W-A flight attendant was unveiled at the ceremony.
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2-House-Fire


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tte
TAPE#97-46
GRAPHIC=lighting


Lightning from last night's storms sparked a number of fires.
One blaze demolished a mobile home, leaving a Pittsylvania County family homeless.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co.;


Joe (Broomfield) Brumfield lived here on Owens Mills Road with his wife and son.
It's been his home for 19 years.
Relatives and neighbors surrounded (Broomfield's) Brumfield's wife as rescue workers gave her oxygen.
Firefighters say the mobile home is a total loss.
(----------------)
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=lighting 4599


Apparently this wasn't the only fire sparked by lightning yesterday.
The Pittsylvania County fire department reports four others-
And in Lynchburg, officials say lighting sparked four house fire all between 1:30 and 2:00 yesterday afternoon.

Live-Columbia


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


The Space Shuttle Columbia is returning to earth.
The maneuver slows the spaceplane down, causing it to slowly fall out of orbit for descent through Earth's atmosphere.
Right now the shuttle is nearing the Kennedy Space Station in Florida.
Let's take a live look at its progress.
SUPER=05-Kennedy Space Ctr.;



P-Halifax-Drugs


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tte
TAPE#597-22
GRAPHIC=Drug Bust Coke


After a year of surveillance Halifax County investigators say they've captured a major drug dealer.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Halifax Co.;


Forty-four- year- old Tonie Richmond of Milton, North Carolina, is in jail on a quarter-million dollars bond.
Major Ray Link says Richmond ran one of the largest drug distribution lines into Halifax and Southern Virginia.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 5:17:31
IN Q=He was extremely

((MAJOR RAY LINK/HALIFAX CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT: HE WAS EXTREMELY CAUTIOUS AS TO WHO HE DEALT WITH AND WHO HE TALKED TO. SO HE'S, SOUNDED LIKE HE'S PRETTY EXPERIENCED IN THE BUSINESS.))
SUPER=01-Major Ray Link/Halifax Co. Sheriff's Dept.;
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=in the business
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VO-NAT


Halifax and North Carolina officials stopped Richmond on the road last night, after getting a tip that he was carrying cocaine.
Investigators seized Richmond's truck, money, and several grams of cocaine.
After searching his mobile home they found more cash and cocaine and arrested Richmond's girlfriend on drug charges.
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P-Knowles


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tha
TAPE#597-21
GRAPHIC=Michael Knowles


Convicted killer Michael Knowles has made another attempt to injure himself.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Christiansburg/Last Week;


Knowles was taken for stitches after stabbing himself in the neck area Monday.
Montgomery County sheriffs officials say Knowles apparently used part of the wrist band on his watch to stab himself.
He was in his jail cell at the time. This is his third attempt to hurt himself in the past two months.
At his jury trial he tried to cut his neck with part of a disposable razor and just last week he tried to stab himself with a pencil at his sentencing for killing his wife.
Knowles has been transferred to a state mental hospital.
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P-Campaign-Spending


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#597-25
GRAPHIC=Don Beyer


Democrat Don Beyer has the edge in at least one aspect in the race for Virginia governor-- he's ahead in the campaign fundraising department.
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VO-NAT

Pre-Pro Page 1
The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports so far, Beyer has raised four-point nine million dollars.
This puts Beyer on track to meet or surpass the record nine-point two million raised by Marshall Coleman in his 19-89 bid for governor.
Meanwhile, Republican challenger Jim Gilmore has received four-point four million. Pre-Pro Page 2
In the money race for lieutenant governor, Republican candidate John Hager has picked up more than one million dollars.
Democrat L-F Payne isn't far behind at 953-thousand dollars. Pre- Pro Page 3
As for the state attorney general candidates, Democrat Bill Dolan is ahead.
He's raised nearly 553-thousand dollars.
His Republican opponent, Mark Earley has raised a little more than 415-thousand.
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Industrial-Park


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#net (edit of 97-41)
GRAPHIC=NONE


Henry County is buying land to sell new companies on the idea of moving to the area.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Henry Co.;


The county's board of supervisors announced it'll buy 750 acres- That'll nearly triple the size of the existing Beaver Creek Industrial Park.
The site will cost over four-million dollars.
It will be financed through tax exempt bonds.
Right now Beaver Creek is nearly at capacity, with only 16 acres available.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 07:29:37
IN Q=We've been losing

((JACK DALTON/HENRY CO. SUPERVISORS CHMN.: WE'VE BEEN LOSING JOBS, AND WE'RE TRYING TO MAKE A COMEBACK, AND WE'RE TRYING TO GET MORE DIVERSIFIED.))
SUPER=01-Jack Dalton/Henry Co. Supervisors Chmn.;
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=more diversified.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=NONE


In a recent study, the property was pegged as one of the best large sites for industrial development.
The county hopes to close on the project in September.

S-New-Motels


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#97-38
GRAPHIC=NONE


A Roanoke motel reopened yesterday complete with a facelift and name and ownership change.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


The new Howard Johnson Express Inn officially opened for business.
Its owner says when he began renovating the former Travel Lodge in March, the walls were the only thing left standing.
The project represents almost a half- million- dollars worth of work.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 01:05:38
IN Q=Everything

((SONNY SHAH/HOWARD JOHNSON OWNER-OPERATOR: EVERYTHING IS BRAND NEW. WE HAVE NEW WALLPAPERS, CARPETS, REFRIGERATORS, MICROWAVES, TV'S, AIR CONDITIONERS, BATHROOM FLOOR. EVERYTHING IS BRAND NEW.))
SUPER=01-Sonny Shah/Howard Johnson Owner;
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=brand new.
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VO-NAT


Also yesterday the AmeriSuites Valley View held its official grand opening celebration.
The hotel has actually been open since March.
It is specifically designed for corporate travelers.
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E-downtown


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=afr
TAPE#97-48
GRAPHIC=roanoke city seal


And if you're planning to stay in the Roanoke area on a more permanent basis, city leaders are hoping you'll move into downtown.
There are scores of vacant buildings prime for residential development.
Andrew Freiden has the story.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=outlook roanoke
SUPER=03-Roanoke;:00
SUPER=01-Matt Kennel/Downtown Roanoke Inc.; :08
SUPER=01-Will Trinkle/Francis Realtors President; :27
SUPER=@Andrew2; 1:00
RUNS=1:27
OUT Q=news, 7 Roanoke.

(( Outlook Roanoke is Roanoke's revitalization plan.
A main part of the plan is to get more people to LIVE in the city.
SOT 5:07:23

((MATT KENNEL/DOWNTOWN ROANOKE INC.:TO EXPAND ON WHAT WE HAVE. TO BOTH DO ABOVE THE STORE RETAIL, TO REUSE SOME EXISTING LOFT SPACE IN THE EXISTING WAREHOUSE ROW BUILDINGS.))
RUNS=:08


One such building is the old WDBJ radio studios on Kirk Street.
It sat vacant for years...
SOT 18:38:41

((WILL TRINKLE/FRANCIS REALTY: ORIGINALLY BUILT IN THE 1930'S FOR RADIO AND STATION FOR WDBJ-- BUILT IN DECO STYLE. ONE OF A FEW EXAMPLES OF THAT IN ROANOKE. ))
RUNS=:11


Francis Realtors President Will Trinkle bought the property.
And now the old radio studios are signalling a change in attitude.
Trinkle renovated, and built two world-class lofts on the top floor.
SOT 18:38:54

((TRIED TO KEEP AS MUCH OF THE ORIGINAL DETAILS AS POSSIBLE. THE CONTROL ROOMS THE GLASS BETWEEN THE CONTROL ROOMS-- THE GLASS BETWEEN THE CONTROL ROOMS, ONE'S A KITCHEN, ONE'S A BEDROOM. THE HIGH CEILINGS, A LOT OF THE LIGHTING IN THE THE COLUMNS. ))
RUNS=:13


But he didn't just build the living space-- he went all out and moved in.
SOT 18:38:54

((I DID THIS BECAUSE I HAVE A LOT OF CONFIDENCE IN DOWNTOWN ROANOKE. I THINK IT'S THE NEXT STEP. IT'S A PRETTY VIBRANT DOWNTOWN. RESTAURANTS, SHOPPING, THE NEXT STEP IS TO GET PEOPLE LIVING DOWNTOWN AND THE OUTLOOK ROANOKE ADDRESSES THAT. ))
RUNS=:15


And Trinkle says he's living proof that living downtown is a good idea.
Andrew Freiden, news7 Roanoke. ))

4-Scores


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Mornin
WRITER=lba
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=MLB


In major league baseball,
Minnesota blew leads in both the eighth and ninth innings and fell to

Seattle.
For last night's scores from the dugout, let's check the scoreboards.
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SUPER=#556
SUPER=X5010;
SUPER=0091-j/Boston/4//Baltimore/1///j/Cleveland/4//Milwaukee/3///;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0091-j/New York/11//Chicago/5//Tino Martinez Hits

33rd/j/Oakland/11//Kansas City/3///;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0091-j/Anaheim/5//Detroit/3///j/Seattle/8//Minnesota/7///;
SUPER=x5009;
SUPER=0092-/Los Angeles/1/j/Florida/5///j/Cincinnati/7//Pittsburgh/3///;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0092-/Montreal/0/j/Philadelphia/6///j/Chicago/6//New York/5///;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0092-/Colorado/1/j/Atlanta/2///j/San Diego/4//St. Louis/3///;
SUPER=X5011;
SUPER=0093-/Wilmington/3/j/Lynchburg/4///j/Frederick/10//Salem/3///;
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