12:00-01

ALBERT

ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=albert, Marv


Marv Albert's accuser is telling her side to an Arlington Jury.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Arlington;


She is now on the stand at the Albert's sexual abuse trial.
Earlier today, a police officer testified that he saw the woman outside the Arlington Ritz Carlton hotel gagging.
He says she showed him welts and bruises on her back, and what he says he recognized as human bite marks.
The N-B-C sportscaster is accused of biting the woman several times and forcing her to perform oral sex.
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IRS


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=NONE


The Senate Finance Committee has opened three days of hearings into alleged abuses by the I-R-S.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Washington, DC;


Committee Chairman Senator William Roth accuses the agency of acting above the law.
Some of the accusations against the agency include going after small taxpayers who can't fight back.
Current and former I-R-S agents are expected to testify in the hearings.
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Clinton-Money


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


Meantime another Senate panel investigating campaign finance abuses turns its attention today to soft money.
That's the term that describes donations that are to be used only to build up political parties -- and not to back specific candidates.
Many experts say the hunt for soft-money is at the heart of many of the problems in the campaign finance system.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Washington, DC;


Yesterday, Mr. Clinton insisted that he and Vice President Gore did nothing illegal when they solicited campaign contributions last year.
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4:14:50
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((PRESIDENT CLINTON:I BELIEVE THEN, AND I BELIEVE NOW THAT WHAT WE DID WAS LEGAL. AND I AM ALSO POSITIVE THAT WE INTENDED TO BE FIRMLY WITHIN THE LETTER OF THE LAW. WE WERE OUT THERE CAMPAIGNING AND RAISING FUNDS AS WE SHOULD HAVE BEEN DOING. WE HAD TO DO THAT. ))
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VO-NAT


C-B-S News has obtained documents indicating the White House prepared lists of dozens of donors for the President to call.
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Diana-Investigation


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=diana crash probe


Police have reportedly been at work again today in the tunnel where Princess Diana was killed.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


Judicial sources say they've been scraping paint off of the tunnel wall and a pillar, looking for indications that a second car was involved in the crash.
Traces of paint that didn't come from a Mercedes were found earlier at the scene of the crash.
And witnesses have said they saw a car leave the scene shortly after the accident took place.
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Elton-John


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#97-67
GRAPHIC=NONE


The entire country has been waiting for the release of Elton John's "Candle in the Wind" 97 and today the much-hyped C-D is in record stores.
Double Boxes=Melanie and Kimberly/Microwave


Kimberly McBroom is at Blockbuster Music.
Kim are there as many people out buying this single as expected?
Live=Kimberly Full/Microwave
SUPER=@Kimberly1;
SUPER=05-Roanoke;
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(Rollcue:to Princess Diana)
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(( ))
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SUPER=01-Aaron Peck/Customer; :12
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VO-NAT

***Kimberly's MIC HOT***
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


Princess Diana's popularity and the immediate appeal of the song rewritten in her honor are being felt at record stores throughout the Valley.
Blockbuster music shelves are stocked with the CD's.
Meanwhile Musicland at Tanglewood Mall has a large supply already on reserve by adoring fans who want to make sure they get a copy.
The CD single includes both "Candle in the Wind '97" and Elton John's other new release "Something About the Way You Look Tonight."
Music officials predict the single will become the biggest selling record of all time.
And its already providing a shot in the arm for the other Elton John albums as well.
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Live=Kimberly Full/Microwave
SUPER=05-Roanoke;
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Double Boxes=Melanie and Kimberly/Microwave
(Question: Do stores think they will run out.)



Roanoke-Council


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=afr
TAPE#net n
GRAPHIC=Roanoke City Seal


Some city workers say discrimination is a growing problem in Roanoke.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


A group of employees said racism and discrimination is widespread among city government, and asked city council to make amends.
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SOT 7:42:00
IN Q=I KNOW THESE

((DAVID BOWERS/ROANOKE MAYOR: I KNOW THESE ACCUSATIONS HURT US ALL. LET ME JUST SAY THAT. WE WANT TO RESPOND TO THEM IN AN APPROPRIATE WAY, AND A POSITIVE WAY. ))
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butt/butt/butt
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SOT 7:50:41
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((ANGELA NORMAN/CITY EMPLOYEE: WE KNOW THAT SOUNDS GOOD ON THE OUTSIDE, AND WE KNOW THAT'S WHAT HAS TO BE SAID, BUT THAT'S NOT WHAT HAPPENS ON THE INSIDE. AND THAT'S PART OF WHAT I NEEDED TO EXPOSE. ))
SUPER=@Bowers; :00
SUPER=01-Angela Norman/City Employee; :12
RUNS=:22
OUT Q=EXPOSE
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VO-NAT


Mayor Bowers said he would look into the accusations, while the city employees say they're waiting for change.
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E-Bailey


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=jmc
TAPE#597-41
GRAPHIC=Lawsuit


A landmark case on the rights of pregnant women in Virginia ended in an out of court settlement.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond/October 1996


Lisa Bailey was supposed to tell her story to a Roanoke jury this week.
She sued her employer, the Scott-Gallaher company, when she was fired after becoming pregnant.
She said they told her having a child would make her "unreliable."
A judge ruled against her at the first trial, but the Virginia Supreme Court overturned the ruling and ordered a new trial.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=NONE


Bailey's attorney says Scott-Gallaher is paying her an undisclosed sum to settle the case.

Military-mishap


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


The U-S military came close to having another aircraft disaster today.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Souda, Crete;


A Navy plane lost one wheel and caught fire as it was landing at this NATO air base on the island of Crete.
No one on board was injured.
Sixteen Americans were killed last week in six U.S. military air crashes.
That prompted Secretary of Defense William Cohen to order 24 hour military flight suspensions to focus on Safety.
SUPER=@File;


Air Force jets are back in the sky today following the stand down yesterday.
The Navy, Marine Corps and Army will conduct similar one day pauses some time this week.
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E-Snowshoe


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#97-56
GRAPHIC=Skiing


If the start of autumn is putting ideas of skiing in your head...you may soon have some new options.
Workers at West Virginia's Snowshoe Mountain Resort are now completing a multi- million dollar expansion.
Joe Dashiell reports.
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SUPER=03-Snowshoe, WV;
SUPER=01-Joe Stevens/Showshoe Communications Dir.; :25
SUPER=04-Snowshoe Video; :39
SUPER=01-Brenda Pritt/Chamber of Commerce; :49
SUPER=@Joe1; 1:06
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OUT Q=JD News 7 Snowshoe West Virginia


((A helicopter took care of the heavy lifting, while a ground crew worked with the speed and precision of a Nascar pit crew to bolt the massive pieces into place.
The new state of the art, high- speed lift is the centerpiece of a 12- million dollar expansion, that will also bring additional snowmaking capability, a renovated rental shop, and night skiing at neighboring Silver Creek.
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STAND-UP CLOSE
That's not to say the project is free from controversy. The plan includes expansion of a lake that feeds the resort's snowmaking machinery.
That has raised concerns about the impact on trout fishing downstream, but that part of the project won't happen this year and Snowshoe officials say they will work with the state to insure that the trout fishing isn't affected.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Snowshoe West Virginia))

Hillsville-Rescue


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=THa
TAPE#net (edit of 97-59)
GRAPHIC=NONE


The former captain of the Hillsville Volunteer Rescue Squad is worried about the time spent on NON- emergency calls..so he resigned.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Hillsville;


Richard Edwards says he's tired of answering calls he feels should be handled by the Galax-Carroll-Grayson Ambulance Service, the organization contracted by Carroll County.
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((RICHARD EDWARDS/FORMER HILLSVILLE RESCUE SQUAD CAPTAIN: MY ULTIMATE FEAR IS THAT, ONE DAY, WE'RE GOING TO BE OUT ON A NON-EMERGENCY CALL, OR I WOULD HAVE BEEN ON A NON-EMERGENCY CALL, AND A CHILD DIE, OR ANOTHER CITIZEN DIE, OF SUCH A THING AS AN ASTHMA ATTACK. ))
SUPER=01-Richard Edwards/Former Rescue Squad Captain;
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=asthma attack.
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VO-NAT


Edwards believes the ambulance service, which is stationed in Galax, is refusing to handle certain calls, because of distance.
Mike Smith says about a third of the organization's calls are handled in Carroll County-- with an adequate staff.
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((MIKE SMITH/AMBULANCE SERVICE DIRECTOR: AT THIS CURRENT TIME, WE HAVE 12- FULL TIME STAFF, EIGHT PART TIMERS AND 2- OFFICE STAFF. ))
SUPER=01-Mike Smith/Ambulance Service Director; QUICK
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OUT Q=office staff.
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VO-NAT


Edwards says the situation could be resolved if the ambulance service would put an office in Carroll County.
But Carroll County administrator, Dave Grove, says it's not needed.
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Bond-Issue


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#net (edit of 97-55)
GRAPHIC=roanoke city seal


City residents will get to decide if Roanoke will issue 39-million dollars in bonds when they vote in November.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


It's a vote the business community wants citizens to take seriously, because the money will go toward a variety of projects.
A group called "Advantage Roanoke" has formed to encourage people to vote for the referendum.
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SOT 12:07:05
IN Q=I'm not

((RUTH WILLSON/ADVANTAGE ROANOKE CHAIRWOMAN: I'M NOT HERE JUST TO POINT OUT THE NEEDS IN OUR CITY, I'M HERE TO OFFER A SOLUTION, ONE THAT IS REASONABLE, EQUITABLE, AND WITHOUT ADDITIONAL COST TO THE RESIDENTS.))
SUPER=01-Ruth Willson/Advantage Roanoke Chairwoman;
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OUT Q=the residents.
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=HOLD


The bond will also cover school improvements, streets and sidewalks, and the city's storm drain system.
The Roanoke Regional Chamber of Commerce hosted the group's announcement.
The chamber says the bond referendum has its full endorsement.

MIR-ATLANTIS


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=NONE


After working through the night, the crew aboard the "Mir" space station has repaired the main computer.
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VO-NAT


It broke down yesterday, for the fifth time since July.
The latest problem comes just days before the shuttle Atlantis is due to rendezvous with Mir.
SUPER=03-Kennedy Space Ctr.


NASA says it's been monitoring the situation aboard Mir, and has no plans to delay Thursday's launch.
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7:16:40
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((COMMANDER JIM WEATHERBY:WE WILL TELL YOU THAT SPACE FLIGHT WILL NEVER BE WITHOUT RISK. WE HAPPEN TO BELIEVE THAT THE BENEFIT OUTWEIGHS THE RISK...IF EVERYBODY DOES THEIR JOB, THEN THE RISK IS MANAGEABLE. ))
SUPER=01-Commander Jim Weatherby/ Shuttle Atlantis;
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=THE RISK IS MANAGEABLE.
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VO-NAT


Atlantis is due to dock with the Mir station Saturday to pick up astronaut Michael Foale and drop off his replacement, David Wolf, for a four-month stay.
Atlantis will also deliver a spare computer to replace the crash-prone system.
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HURRICANE


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=hurricane


Hurricane "Nora" is edging north, and moving closer to Mexico's Baja California.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Mexico;

4:19:43
It's already battering the peninsula's southern tip with 15 foot waves.
Forecasters expect the eye of the storm to hit the peninsula late tomorrow or early Thursday.
Merchants have been busy securing their businesses.
Nora has weakened slightly, its winds are now clocked at around 110 miles- per- hour.
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WEATHER
SUPER=300-74/57/West 10mph/30.09f/93/1970/36/1976;
SUPER=301-72/59/Variable 6mph/30.09f/97/1895/36/1983;

Forecasts
SUPER=X5000;
SUPER=330-Cloudy/Rain Possible/52-56/Cloudy & Cool/Rain Likely/60-63;
SUPER=331-Cloudy/Light Drizzle/53-57/Cloudy & Cool/Rain Likely/62-65;
SUPER=332-Cloudy/Maybe Rain/53-55/Cooler/Rain Likely/58-62;
SUPER=333-Cloudy/Rain Possible/50-53/Cloudy & Cool/Rain Likely/57-60;
SUPER=334-Cool/Rain or Drizzle/48-52/Cool with/Rain Likely/58-61;
SUPER=X5001;


E-KPMG-Caring


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#97-60
GRAPHIC=NONE


As part of K-P-M-G Peat Marwick's 100-year anniversary...employees yesterday left their desks and entered into the community.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Salem;


The international accounting firm celebrated something it calls a "World of Spirit Day".
Both in the Roanoke Valley and all across the country, employees from K-P-M-G offices did volunteer work-
They painted, cleaned and even did some landscaping.
In our area, agencies that benefitted include the Virginia Baptist Children's Home, Trust, and the Child Abuse Prevention Council.
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Football


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=aje
TAPE#net (edit of 04:20:54)
GRAPHIC=N-F-L


Mark Brunell gave the Jacksonville Jaguars the lift they needed
in their first-ever Monday Night game. (----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Jacksonville, FL/NFL-ABC Sports;


It was Brunell's first game action since suffering a torn knee ligament in preseason.
He was given the green light to start just prior to the game and completed 24-of-42 passes for 306 yards and one touchdown.
The Steelers led 21-to-20 until Mike Hollis nailed a 27-yard field-goal try with four-14 remaining.
Pittsburgh drove deep into Jaguars territory on the game's final possession and lined up for the game winning kick.
But the snap was low, the kick was blocked and Chris Hudson scampered 58 yards for a touchdown.
Jacksonville took the game 30-to-21.
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VHSL


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S7-15
GRAPHIC=VHSL LOGO

**ANCHOR TAG***
The brand new Associated Press Top 10 high school football rankings are out and once again
a number of teams from the Friday Football Extra coverage area are well represented in the polls.
Mike Stevens gives us look.
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OUT Q=...MS, News 7 sports."
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(( In the Group A top 10, two county rivals who will meet this coming Friday carry the banner for southwest Virginia as Rural Retreat and George Wythe hold down the number nine and ten spot.
Both are unbeaten at 4-and-0.
The Group Two A is loaded with local flavor. Alleghany debuts in the poll in the number spot.
And the Mounties have plenty of company with William Byrd, Carroll County, Martinsville and Brookville locking up the middle of the poll.
In the Triple-A ranks, Friday Football Extra's number one team is now second in the state.
The Fleming Colonels are four and oh.
This Friday night they play host to the ninth ranked George Washington Eagles of Danville down at Victory stadium. MS N7 Sports))
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ANCHOR=Patrick
SS=vhsl


By the way, Hampton is number one in Triple-A.
This past week Crabber quarterback Ronald Curry threw for 334 yards and three TDs, plus he ran for two more.

Braves


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S7-18
GRAPHIC=BRAVES


In baseball news, the Atlanta Braves were on the warpath to clinch their 6th straight divisional title and give Greg Maddux his 20th win of the year.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Atlanta, GA/Expos vs. Braves - TBS; :00


The Braves gave Maddux a two run cushion, but in the fourth he made a mistake.
Brad Fullmer of all people, hits a two run homer to deep right center field off of Maddux to tie the game at 2-all.
SUPER=35-Montreal/2/Atlanta/3;


But the Braves win it 3-to-2 in the bottom of the 12th as Danny Bautista scores on a wild pitch.
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E-Blind-Bowling


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=tte
TAPE#97-53
GRAPHIC=Bowling


And finally, a heartening story about a Danville group.
The members are not letting their impaired vision stop them from going for a strike.
Tina Tenret has their story.
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SUPER=03-Danville; :00
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((Clifton Williamson is a talented bowler.
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((Clifton bowls, knocks down all but 2))
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Williamson is blind.
Like others, he joined the Danville Blind Bowlers Club to find friendship.
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SOT 17:20:35
IN Q=Just coming out

((CLIFTON WILLIAMSON/BLIND BOWLER: JUST COMING OUT, GETTING WITH THE CROWD, HAVING SOME FUN -- TO BE OUT. I LOOK FORWARD TO COMING EVERY MONDAY MORNING TO HAVE SOMEBODY TO BE WITH.))
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((cheering))
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The cheers are loud from the get-go.
The bowlers pick their balls out by touch ...
line up their shots using a special railing...
and listen closely for the sound of the pins -- or the gutter.
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SOT 17:23:00
IN Q=I have a good time with them

((JOYCE THOMAS/VOLUNTEER COACH: I HAVE A GOOD TIME WITH THEM. IT HAS BROUGHT MY BLOOD PRESSURE DOWN, MY CHOLESTEROL DOWN, MY WEIGHT'S COMING DOWN. BEING WITH THEM, OUT OF THE HOUSE -- THEY MAY BE BLIND BUT WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE? WE HAVE A GOOD TIME TOGETHER.))
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After winning awards last year, the team wants to return to a national tournament .. Tina Tenret, News7, Danville)) but says it needs donations to make it.