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Straight Ahead on News 7-
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Cigarettes could almost double in price- We'll have the latest from Washington.
A U-N chopper crashes in Bosnia-
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Wx-Heads
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Our forecast features some increasing clouds as a cold front draws near and then dies out. Details just ahead.

medical-heads


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Truth, hoax, or urban legend?
Maybe you parents have heard
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this one about Gerber Products and a free savings bond.
You better watch Health Check-- and don't mail away your child's birth certificate.
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SOT 18:37:13
IN Q=The smoker

((HARRY LEA/WAREHOUSE OWNER: THE SMOKER RIGHT NOW OUGHT TO BE MAD AS HELL CAUSE HE'S THE ONE FOOTING THE BILL FOR ALL OF THIS RIGHT NOW. HE'S THE ONE WHO WILL ULTIMATELY END UP PAYING.))
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Cigarette smoking could become an expensive proposition. Today President Clinton revealed the changes he'd like in the tobacco deal.
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5-Tobacco


ANCHOR=Jean
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Good Evening, I'm Jean Jadhon.
SS=tobacco under fire


One of those proposed changes is an increase in the price of cigarettes by a dollar fifty a pack.
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The President says it's the surest way to cut down on teen smoking.
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((TO ME THIS IS NOT ABOUT MONEY IT'S NOT ABOUT HOW MUCH MONEY WE CAN EXTRACT FROM THE TOBACCO INDUSTRY. IT IS ABOUT FULFILLING OUR DUTIES AS PARENTS.))
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President Clinton says he is not rejecting the deal made by the Attorneys general but instead BUILDING on it.
Lawmakers say his changes complicate the global package.
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((MOST PEOPLE COMPUTED ABOUT 60 CENTS HE SAID HE WANTS ONE DOLLAR AND HALF, BUT HE DIDN'T DESCRIBE HOW THAT'S A BIG DEAL.)) BUTT TO 15:06:01 ((TO MAKE THIS HAPPEN WOULD TAKE A FULL COURT PRESS RELAY OF SEVERAL MONTHS OF MANY PEOPLE IN CONGRESS.))
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5-Warehouses


ANCHOR=Jean
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Five out of six tobacco warehouses in Danville are facing stiff fines for allegedly selling too much tobacco.
double boxes Jean/Tina


As Tina Tenret reports tonight from our Danville newsroom, at least one warehouse owner says the blame belongs on the government.
ANCHOR=tina
Jean, the federal government recently sent lettersSUPER=@tina1;
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to warehouse owners saying they've sold tobacco that wasn't on the books... and they're defrauding the U-S Government.
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((HARRY LEA/WAREHOUSE OWNER: DON'T ASSUME A DAMN THING AND DON'T PRESUME ANYTHING. IF YOU'VE GOT ME DEAD TO RIGHTS, FINE. BUT DON'T COME IN HERE AND PRESUME I DID IT OR ASSUME I DID IT WITHOUT BEING ABLE TO PROVE IT.))
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Six years ago, Harry Lea had suspicions about a dealer selling him tobacco.
But state and local agencies said Cecil Humphries checked out-- and doing business with him was well within the law.
Since then, that dealer has been convicted of conspiracy and money laundering-- leaving Lea with a six-figure fine for selling the man's tobacco.
Lea blames the Department of Agriculture for not catching Humphries through his weekly reports.
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((IT IS THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT SHIFTING BLAME TO THE PRIVATE SECTOR FOR THEIR FAILURE TO ACT.))
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Special Agent Ed Deyo says if the warehouse had been dealing properly, it wouldn't be facing fines.
The Farm Services Agency says it will give warehouses a chance to tell their story to a state committee.))

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Government officials are refusing to talk about this case.
double boxes Tina/Jean


It has become much tougher to become a dealer.
You need a minimum 25-thousand dollar bond in case something goes wrong.

5-UN-Chopper


ANCHOR=Jean
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A United Nations helicopter crashed in Bosnia-
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SUPER=03-Prokosko, Bosnia;

claiming 12 lives- including five Americans.
The U-N chopper slammed into a hillside in heavy fog.
Among the victims- a senior international mediator in the Balkans.
The German diplomat was on his way to negotiations with officials from the Muslim-Croat federation.
It appears the only survivors were the helicopters four crew members.
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5-Military


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Five U-S military crashes have happened in just the past four days-
That's prompted the Secretary of Defense to order a military stand-down for 24 hours.
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That means a halt to all training flights-
The stand-down could begin as early as seven Friday morning.
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((WILLIAM COHEN/DEFENSE SECRETARY: WELL OBVIOUSLY ANYTIME WE HAVE AN ACCIDENT IT'S OF CONCERN TO ALL OF US.))
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OUT Q=to all of us."
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The latest crash came last night near Atlantic City New Jersey where two F-16s collided.
The pilot of this damaged F-16 made it back to land.
The two crewmen on the other jet ejected- and were pulled to safety by the Coast guard.
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Are layoffs looming for Giles County's largest employer? That story is next on NEWS-7 at Five--
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And a little later on-- the Civil War Memorial in Richmond isn't for a soldier... but for all the horses.
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ANCHOR=Connie


Coming up on Health Check--
Two women are hoping to initiate a class action suit, after two commonly used diet drugs were pulled from the shelves.
Plus, a vaccine for Lyme Disease moves a step closer to F-D-A approval. 2-SHOT
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This week's edition of Hometown Hoops Weekly is coming up in tonight's Two Minute Ticker...
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And Patrick gives us a sneak peek at a huge sale-- just a few days away. cc sponsor
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5-Celco


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The largest employer in Giles County may be getting a little smaller.
The Celco plant in Narrows has about 13-hundred hourly workers.
But Susan (Greg-or-wreck), Gregorek a local union representative says Celco has alerted the union that as many as five-hundred jobs could be impacted by some kind of cost-cutting move.
Celco makes materials used in cigarette filters, and yarn for synthetic clothes.
The company has not commented on any impending personnel changes.

5-Spotsylvania-Murders


ANCHOR=Jean
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Hair, blood and saliva samples from a Prince William County jail inmate are being analyzed in the murder investigations of three girls in Spotsylvania County.
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Prince William County authorities say 39-year old Michael Alan Jett is a "viable suspect" in the slayings of Sofia Silva and sisters Kristen and Kati Lisk.
THe bodies of the Lisk sisters were found in a River.
Eight months earlier, Silva's body was discovered in a creek.
Samples were taken from Jett after he reportedly talked to another inmate about the girls.
The Spotsylvania County Sheriff's Department says Jett is just one of thousands of leads.
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In July, Jett was arrested on charges of abduction, sexual battery and attempted sodomy in a separate case in Prince William County.

5-VMI


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The U-S Justice Department wants to know all about the suspension of a female rat at Virginia Military Institute.
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V-M-I says it has said all it's going to say about it....
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suggesting the government lawyers can read more about it in the press.
Some accounts in the media have contained more information than the school's official news releases.
But the Superintendent says the Justice Department has no business- -in a free society- -pressing for details of the internal reprimand of the woman involved.
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((MAJ. GEN. JOSIAH BUNTING/VMI SUPERINTENDENT: WE ARE FULLY CAPABLE AND HAVE DEMONSTRATED OUR CAPABILITY AT ENFORCING OUR OWN DISCIPLINE, OUR OWN LAWS FAIRLY AND EQUITABLY AS A CONDITION OF BECOMING CO-EDUCATIONAL.))
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There are now 26 women enrolled at V-M-I, down from the 30 that enrolled a month ago.
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Taking recycling to the next step-- is the task at hand at one Roanoke store--
Where gently worn clothing takes center stage this weekend.
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STOCKS BUMP NEXT

5-CLOTHES-EXCHANGE


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The Clothes Exchange is gearing up for it's bi-annual sale this weekend. DOUBLE BOX JEAN/PATRICK
As Patrick Evans explains, crowds of shoppers are expected to show up in search of bargains. Patrick, where does the line form?
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DOUBLE BOX PATRICK/ROBIN
Forecasts
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ANCHOR=Jean
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Television clown Red Skelton-- who delighted audiences for two decades died this morning...
The story still to come on NEWS-7 at FIVE.
ANCHOR=Connie


On Health Check-- a new study says the over-prescribing of antibiotics is on the rise--
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and both doctors AND patients are to blame.
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IN Q=My personal

((MY PERSONAL RESPONSE WAS ONE OF ALARM AND SURPRISE IN THAT WE ARE PRESCRIBING ANTIBIOTICS AS FREQUENTLY AS WE ARE FROM THESE CONDITIONS WHICH THEY ARE UNLIKELY TO BENEFIT, ))
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six-preview


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Good Evening, I'm Keith Humphry--there's more NEWS-7 at FIVE in a moment-- but first a look ahead to NEWS-7 at SIX.
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If you're looking for a part-time job in the Roanoke Valley, you're probably in the minority.
With the unemployment rate BELOW four percent and surplus job opportunities, part- time workers can be selective.
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((MARJORIE SKIDMORE/VIRGINIA EMPLOYMENT COMMISSION: WE SEE PEOPLE WHO WORK FOR ONE EMPLOYER AND MAY LEAVE THAT EMPLOYER AND GO TO ANOTHER FOR 15- CENTS, 25- CENTS AN HOUR. AND THEY CAN DO THAT WHEN YOU HAVE A LOW UNEMPLOYMENT RATE AND IT'S A JOB SEEKER MARKET AS OPPOSED TO AN EMPLOYER MARKET. ))
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While most part- timers long to be FULL-time, many employers are offering the part-timers benefits packages AND competitive pay.
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Be sure to join us for the story tonight, on News 7 at 6.
ANCHOR=Jean


We'll be watching.

5-Gerber


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A warning to parents--
Contrary to what you may have seen or heard-- a leading maker of baby food is NOT offering savings bonds to children.
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Teresa Hamilton joins us from our Blacksburg Newsroom with more.
Teresa, this rumor has been circulating for some time, hasn't it?
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Right--
The rumor, or misinformation, that if you send in your child's birth
certificate you'll get a savings bond from Gerber has apparentlyANCHOR=Teresa
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been spreading throughout different parts of the country, for nearly a year.
Now its made its way to Roanoke and the New River Valley.
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QUICK!!
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((LISA HACKNEY/PARENT:GERBER FOODS TOLD ME THEY DON'T KNOW HOW THE RUMOR GOT STARTED, BUT IT IS CIRCULATING EVERYWHERE AND THAT THERE IS, IN FACT, NO 500- DOLLAR SAVINGS BONDS FOR CHILDREN. ))
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Lisa Hackney heard about the offer last week-- when her husband brought home a flier from work-- stating that Gerber was offering savings bonds to children born between 1985 and 1997-- to settle a class action lawsuit.
But Hackney-- was cautious-- and contacted the Better Business Bureau.
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((THEY WERE IMMEDIATELY AWARE OF WHAT I WAS TALKING ABOUT EVEN BEFORE I COULD FINISH ASKING THEM ABOUT IT. ))
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A spokesman with Gerber Products says the flier is bogus-- that Gerber is not involved in any settlement-- involving reimbursements to customers. nat sound
Hackney was most concerned that in order to receive the bond, parents would need to send their child's birth certificate and social security card to a post office box.
The baby food giant says it doesn't believe there's any criminal intent behind what's happening.
But police say-- you should never give out that information.
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((BRUCE BRADBERY/BLACKSBURG POLICE DEPT.: WITH A SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER AND BIRTH CERTIFICATE YOU CAN ESTABLISH AN IDENTITY, OPEN ACCOUNTS AND COLLECT FEDERAL AND STATE BENEFITS AND THOSE SORTS OF THINGS. ))
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Company officials believe the misinformation got started when the Gerber name somehow became connected with a "price fixing" lawsuit involving three makers of infant formula.
double boxes Connie/Teresa


Gerber was never involved in that litigation.
(question: Does Gerber have any idea how the information is continuing to

spread? )

5-Fen-Phen


ANCHOR=Connie
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GRAPHIC=diet drugs


A lawsuit filed by two Texas women who used the diet drug combination with fenfluramine-phentermine could become a class-action suit.
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The women allege the diet drugs' dangers were hidden or ignored.
The suit was filed yesterday, a day after the Food and Drug Administration ordered the withdrawal of both fenfluramine, as well as dexfenfluramine, also known as Redux.
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5-Antibiotics


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Another study says doctors are overprescribing antibiotics-- and it could have serious implications for the nation's health.
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The Journal of the American Medical Association reports doctors wrote 12 million antibiotic prescriptions in a single year.
Many are for colds, bronchitis and other respiratory infections-- for which the drugs are almost always useless.
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((DR. RALPH GONZALES/UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO: EVERY TIME WE USE AN ANTIBIOTIC PRESCRIPTION- THERE IS A CHANCE THAT WE ARE GOING TO ACCELERATE ANTIBIOTIC RESISTANCE AMONG BACTERIA THAT IN OUR BODIES. WHAT WE WILL FIND IS THAT WE ARE RETURNING TO THE PRE ANTIBIOTIC ERA- WHEN WE DIDN'T HAVE DRUGS TO TREAT INFECTIONS. THE POSSIBLE SCENARIO OF A WORLD WHERE WE HAVE INFECTIONS WITH THESE COMMUNITY BACTERIA THAT DON'T RESPOND TO ANTIBIOTICS IS QUITE FRIGHTENING.))
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Researchers say about a quarter of all antibiotic prescriptions written are totally unnecessary.
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5-Lyme-Disease


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Researchers say a lyme disease vaccine has proven safe and effective in a clinical trial.
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That's allowed one drug company to move closer to ask for F-D-A approval of the drug.
Lyme Disease is spread to humans by ticks from deer and is prevalent in the northeastern United States and Canada.
It usually starts with a rash and in some cases can lead to heart, joint and neurological diseases.
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2-shot-toss

S5-Girls


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Time now for sports-- and week three of Hometown Hoops Weekly.
ANCHOR=Connie


Tonight, whirlwind Steve Mason checks in with seven schools.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Buffaloes vs. Vikings; :52
SUPER=01-Chuck Pound/Lord Botetourt Head Coach; 1:02
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Knights vs. Highlanders; 1:22
SUPER=01-Rob Bennett/Covington Head Coach; 1:34
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((:))
((The Lady Mountaineers are 1 and OH in the district. Tomorrow night they battle salem. How lone returning starter Carry Brown rallies the youth movement is a huge factor. ((:))
Northside is 4 and 2 an was impressive in topping Floyd County this week. William Byrd remains perfect at 8 and OH and beat Blacksburg 52-39 last night. ((CHUCK POUND:))
Thanks coach. In single A, The Pioneer district's James River is 2 and 4. The lady Knights lost to Glenvar Tuesday night.
Covington's Rob Bennett faces the toughest challenge of his young coaching career. ((:)) The 3 and 4 Lady Cougars can count on that youth for big dividends in the future.)) ((:)) ((:))

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ANCHOR=Jean
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He entertained audiences for 20-years--- this morning Red Skelton died in a

California hospital.
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The Television Clown was best known for his characters Freddie the Freeloader and Clem (Ka-Diddle-hopper) Kadiddlehopper through the 1950s and 60s..
At the end of each show, SKelton left his viewers with the words, "Good night, and may God bless."
He reportedly had been ill for a long time.
Red Skelton was 84 years old.
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5-Horse-Statue


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It may be the year of the ox in the Chinese calendar, but it's turning out to be the year of the horse in Virginia.
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Some of Richmond's finest turned out today for the unveiling of a statue donated by philanthropist Paul Mellon.
It's the riderless horse, returning from a Civil War battlefield.
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((JIM KELLY/VA. HISTORICAL SOCIETY: IN WAR, IN WORK, ON THE FARM, IN TRANSPORTATION, AND OF COURSE IN SPORT, RACING, ALL OF THESE THINGS, THE HORSE HAS PLAYED A TREMENDOUSLY IMPORTANT ROLE IN VIRGINIA. SO WE THOUGHT THE UNVEILING OF THIS STATUE TODAY OF A HORSE MEMORIALIZING THE HORSES IN THE CIVIL WAR WOULD BE A GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO TELL THE LARGER STORY OF, YOU KNOW, VIRGINIA WOULD NOT HAVE HAPPENED WITHOUT HORSES.))
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OUT Q=without horses.
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The accompanying exhibit at the Virginia Historical Society has the famous (------0----------) faces of Virginia horse history, from Traveller to Secretariat.